By Douglass K. Daniel
"Mrs. Robinson, you are attempting to seduce me. aren't you?" those well-known strains from The Graduate (1967) might perpetually hyperlink Anne Bancroft (1931--2005) to the groundbreaking movie and ensure her prestige as a film icon. with her portrayal of Annie Sullivan within the level and picture drama The Miracle Worker, this position used to be 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 total scope of Bancroft's lifestyles and profession, Douglass okay. Daniel brings jointly interviews with dozens of her associates and co-workers, never-before-published relatives photographs, and fabric from movie and theater information to provide a portrait of an artist who raised the criteria of appearing for all those that undefined. Daniel unearths how, from a tender age, Bancroft was once devoted to hard herself and strengthening her craft. Her expertise (and strong timing) resulted 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 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 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 bargains new insights into the lifestyles and occupation of a decided actress who left an indelible mark at the movie whereas final actual to her art.
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