Anne Bancroft

Tony Award-winning actress Anne Bancroft, who played tough, warm and funny roles throughout a respected stage and screen career, died June 6, 2005, of uterine cancer at New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital, a spokesman for her husband, Mel Brooks, announced. She was 73. Ms. Bancroft played Annie Sullivan in the Broadway and Hollywood takes on Helen Keller's story, The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson. She won a Best Actress Tony Award for the role in 1960. She won the Academy Award for the role on screen (as did stage and screen co-star Patty Duke, as Helen).

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  • Also known as: Anna Maria Louisa Italiano
  • Born: Sep 17, 1931 in The Bronx, New York
  • Death: Jun 6, 2005 in New York, New York

Awards

Theatre World
1958 Theatre World Award Two for the Seesaw Winner
Tony Award
1978 Actress in a Play Golda Nominee
1960 Actress in a Play The Miracle Worker Winner
1958 Featured Actress in a Play Two for the Seesaw Winner