Anne Bancroft

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Anne Bancroft’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Anne Bancroft

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Place Of Birth

New York, USA


73 years old (died on June 06, 2005)

Birth Date

September 17, 1931

Star Sign


Anne Bancroft Facts

Child Star?




Education & Qualifications

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Net Worth

$20 million

Current Partner

Mel Brooks


Max Brooks


Michael Italiano, Mildred Italiano


1.7m (5'5"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Sheep

Annual Earnings

$3.4 million+ per year

About Anne Bancroft 

Anne Bancroft made her acting debut in a Marilyn Monroe starrer 'Don't Bother To Knock' in 1952.

Anne Bancroft won an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Cannes Film Festival Award for best actress. She was also an eminent theatre artist.

Anne Bancroft is well known for playing Annie Sullivan, a young woman who mentored Helen Keller, an English literature giant. She made her theater appearance on Broadway through the play 'Two for the Seesaw'. This play was made into a full movie called 'The Miracle Worker' driving Anne to huge fame and an Academy Award for best actress.

Anne Bancroft Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Anne Bancroft’s net worth?

Anne Bancroft had a net worth of $20 million.

How much does Anne Bancroft earn per year?

Anne Bancroft during her Hollywood career earned $3.37 million per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Anne Bancroft?

Anne Bancroft had a height of 5 ft 6 in (168 cm).

How old was Anne Bancroft?

Anne Bancroft was 73 years of age when she died of uterine cancer on June 6, 2005, at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. Her friends and relatives were surprised by her death and were not aware of her critical illness.

Childhood And Education

Anna Maria Louisa Italiano, also known as Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931, in New York City. Her family life included her mother Mildred and her father Michael Italiano, a maker of dress patterns. Her parents migrated from Italy and she has one younger sibling and one older sibling. She was raised in Arthur Avenue famously called 'Little Italy' in the Bronx in New York. She did her high school at Christopher Columbus High School. Anne has educated herself in acting at HB Studio, the Actors Studio, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She attended a workshop for women's education at the University of California in L.A. Anne first chose the surname Marno and appeared in several Television Dramas until American film producer Darryl Zanuck advised her to use 'Bancroft' instead.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Anne Bancroft’s partner?

Anne Bancroft was married to Mel Brooks until her death in 2005. Mel Brooks is an American Film producer, actor, and comedian. Her family included a son called Max Brooks who is a famous novelist. Her first husband was a lawyer Martin May whom she married in 1953 but got separated in 1957. She married Mel Brooks in 1964 in New York City Hall.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Anne Bancroft did numerous Hollywood movies after her debut in 1952. Anne Bancroft gathered fame through a number of acclaimed movies like 'The Pumpkin Eater', 'The Graduate', 'The Turning Point', 'Agnes of God', 'The Elephant Man', 'Torch Song Trilogy' and 'Broadway Bound' among others. She did many television series including an HBO series.

After appearing in 14 movies since her debut she felt that she was not getting lead roles. She then started her career in theater. Anne played 'Annie Sullivan' in her much-appraised play 'The Miracle Worker' which won her a Tony Award for best actress.

In the film 'The Miracle Worker' which was the adaptation of the play of the same name, Anne Bancroft again played 'Annie Sullivan'. Her performance won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She appeared in one of the episodes of the HBO series 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'.

What awards did Anne Bancroft win?

Anne Bancroft won many awards in her long illustrious career including the Oscar, the Golden Globe, and the Tony Awards. Along with this, Anne Bancroft was bestowed with critically acclaimed film festival awards like the Cannes Awards.

Other Interesting Anne Bancroft Facts And Trivia

  • Anne Bancroft was also a screenwriter. The movie 'The Elephant Man' was produced by Mel Brooks in which Anne Bancroft has a leading role.

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