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Anne Bancroft

Actress Anne Bancroft

Full Name: Anna Maria Louisa Italiano
Profession: Actress

United States of America

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.

Born: September 17, 1931
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, Canada

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: June 6, 2005 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Uterine cancer

Married Life

  • 1964-08-05 Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau

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