Born to Michael and Mildred Bancroft in Bronx, New York in 1931, famed actresses Anne Bancroft died on June 6th from cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.
She is most notably remembered as the seductress older woman, Mrs. Robinson, in the 1967 film "The Graduate" staring with Dustin Hoffman.
Anne Bancroft appeared in nearly 60 films starting in 1952 with "Don't Bother to Knock" and worked regularly in film and television throughout her career. Younger fans will remember her as the voice of the queen in the movie "Antz" in 1998.
She was given a star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame" which can be found at 6368 Hollywood Blvd. She won numerous awards including an Oscar for Best Actress in 1963 for The Miracle Worker, a Golden Globe in 1965 for The Pumpkin Eater, a Golden Globe in 1968 for The Graduate, an Emmy in 1970 for Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man, an Emmy in 1999 for Deep in My Heart, a Tony in 1958 for Two For the Seesaw and a Tony in 1960 for The Miracle Worker.
She was married twice, first to Martin May and then to Mel Brooks to whom she gave a son, Max Brooks.
Anne Bancroft who was also known as Anna Maria Louise Italiano will be remembered by her fans as one who graced the screen in true style. Her family, friends and fans will always remember her well.