Full Name: Anne Bancroft [Anna Maria Louisa Italiano]
Why Famous: An American actress associated with the method acting school, which she had studied under Lee Strasberg. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, she was often acknowledged for her work in film, theatre and television.
She won one Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globes, two Tony Awards and two Emmy Awards.
- 1964-08-05 Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau
- 1963-04-08 35th Academy Awards: "Lawrence of Arabia", Anne Bancroft & Gregory Peck win
- 1965-02-08 22nd Golden Globes: "Becket", Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win
- 1967-12-22 "The Graduate" American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, is released (Best Director 1968)