Anne Bancroft: A Life (Screen Classics) by Douglass K. Daniel

By Douglass K. Daniel

"Mrs. Robinson, you are attempting to seduce me. aren't you?" those recognized traces from The Graduate (1967) could endlessly 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 movie 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 whole scope of Bancroft's existence and profession, Douglass ok. Daniel brings jointly interviews with dozens of her neighbors and co-workers, never-before-published family members images, and fabric from movie and theater data 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 devoted to hard herself and strengthening her craft. Her expertise (and reliable 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 level model of The Miracle employee would keep on with, 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 through her husband, Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft: A Life deals new insights into the lifestyles and occupation of a decided actress who left an indelible mark at the movie whereas closing actual to her art.

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