By Douglass K. Daniel
"Mrs. Robinson, you are attempting to seduce me. are usually not you?" those recognized traces from The Graduate (1967) might perpetually hyperlink Anne Bancroft (1931--2005) to the groundbreaking movie and make sure her prestige as a film icon. together with her portrayal of Annie Sullivan within the degree and picture drama The Miracle Worker, this position used to be a spotlight of a occupation 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 relations pictures, and fabric from movie and theater files to give a portrait of an artist who raised the criteria of appearing for all those that undefined. Daniel finds how, from a tender age, Bancroft used to be dedicated to tough herself and strengthening her craft. Her expertise (and solid timing) resulted in a leap forward function in Two for the Seesaw, which made her a Broadway megastar in a single day. The position of Helen Keller's committed instructor within the degree 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 look in dozens of movie, theater, and tv productions, together with numerous video clips directed or produced via her husband, Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft: A Life bargains new insights into the lifestyles and occupation of a decided actress who left an indelible mark at the movie whereas closing precise to her art.
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