By Douglass K. Daniel
"Mrs. Robinson, you are attempting to seduce me. will not be you?" those recognized traces from The Graduate (1967) might without end 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 degree and movie drama The Miracle Worker, this function 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 whole scope of Bancroft's lifestyles and occupation, Douglass okay. Daniel brings jointly interviews with dozens of her associates and associates, never-before-published family members photographs, and fabric from movie and theater information to give a portrait of an artist who raised the factors of performing for all those that undefined. Daniel unearths how, from a tender age, Bancroft used to be dedicated to tough herself and strengthening her craft. Her expertise (and strong timing) ended in a leap forward function in Two for the Seesaw, which made her a Broadway celebrity in a single day. The function of Helen Keller's dedicated instructor within the level model of The Miracle employee would stick with, 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 a number of videos directed or produced by way of her husband, Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft: A Life bargains new insights into the lifestyles and profession of a decided actress who left an indelible mark at the movie whereas final precise to her art.
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Anne Bancroft: A Life (Screen Classics) by Douglass K. Daniel