By Douglass K. Daniel
"Mrs. Robinson, you are attempting to seduce me. aren't you?" those well-known strains from The Graduate (1967) could eternally 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 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 total scope of Bancroft's lifestyles and occupation, Douglass ok. Daniel brings jointly interviews with dozens of her associates and associates, never-before-published relations images, and fabric from movie and theater records to give a portrait of an artist who raised the criteria 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 step forward function in Two for the Seesaw, which made her a Broadway big name in a single day. The function of Helen Keller's dedicated instructor within the degree 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 numerous videos directed or produced through her husband, Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft: A Life deals new insights into the lifestyles and profession of a decided actress who left an indelible mark at the movie whereas ultimate precise to her art.
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Anne Bancroft: A Life (Screen Classics) by Douglass K. Daniel