By Douglass K. Daniel
"Mrs. Robinson, you are attempting to seduce me. are usually not you?" those recognized traces from The Graduate (1967) might perpetually 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 full scope of Bancroft's lifestyles and occupation, Douglass ok. Daniel brings jointly interviews with dozens of her acquaintances and associates, never-before-published kin pictures, and fabric from movie and theater information to give a portrait of an artist who raised the criteria of appearing for all those that undefined. Daniel finds how, from a tender age, Bancroft was once dedicated to tough herself and strengthening her craft. Her expertise (and reliable timing) resulted in a leap forward function in Two for the Seesaw, which made her a Broadway superstar in a single day. The function of Helen Keller's dedicated instructor within the level model of The Miracle employee would persist 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 video clips directed or produced via her husband, Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft: A Life bargains new insights into the lifestyles and profession of a made up our minds actress who left an indelible mark at the movie whereas final real to her art.
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Anne Bancroft: A Life (Screen Classics) by Douglass K. Daniel