By Douglass K. Daniel
"Mrs. Robinson, you are attempting to seduce me. usually are not you?" those well-known strains from The Graduate (1967) may endlessly hyperlink Anne Bancroft (1931--2005) to the groundbreaking movie and make sure her prestige as a film icon. with her portrayal of Annie Sullivan within the level and movie drama The Miracle Worker, this position was once a spotlight of a profession that spanned a half-century and taken Bancroft an Oscar, Tonys, and Emmy awards.
In the 1st biography to hide the full scope of Bancroft's lifestyles and profession, Douglass ok. Daniel brings jointly interviews with dozens of her buddies and co-workers, never-before-published kinfolk images, and fabric from movie and theater data to offer a portrait of an artist who raised the criteria of performing for all those that undefined. Daniel unearths how, from a tender age, Bancroft was once dedicated to demanding herself and strengthening her craft. Her expertise (and sturdy timing) ended in a step forward function in Two for the Seesaw, which made her a Broadway megastar in a single day. The position of Helen Keller's dedicated instructor within the level model of The Miracle employee would stick to, and Bancroft additionally starred within the motion picture adaption of the play, which earned her an Academy Award. She went directly to seem in dozens of movie, theater, and tv productions, together with a number of video clips directed or produced by way of her husband, Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft: A Life deals new insights into the lifestyles and occupation of a made up our minds actress who left an indelible mark at the movie whereas last real to her art.
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