“Goodbye” Anne Bancroft Died 6 June 2005



Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an American actress. She won one Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globes, two Tony Awards and two Emmy Awards.

She made her film debut in Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) and won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Miracle Worker (1962). She received nominations for her roles in The Pumpkin Eater (1964), The Graduate (1967), The Turning Point (1977), and Agnes of God (1985). Other notable movies as a lead actress include Young Winston (1972), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), To Be or Not to Be(1983), and 84 Charing Cross Road (19


Later films include supporting roles in theatrical films such as Point of No Return (1993), Home for the Holidays (1995), Great Expectations (1998), Antz (1998), Keeping the Faith (2000), and Heartbreakers (2001).

She died of cancer, age 73, in 2005. She was survived by her husband of 40 years, Mel Brooks, and their son Max Brooks.


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