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Thursday, 01 May 2008 13:57




Anna Maria Louisa Italiano

Born: September 17, 1931, (1931-09-17)The Bronx, New York

Died: June 6, 2005, New York City, New York

Age:  73

Cause Death:  Uterine Cancer

Notable because: Mrs Robinson. Married Mel Brooks in 1964 in a union that lasted until her death in 2005.


Anne Bancroft  was an American Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, Tony-, and Emmy-winning method actress.

Born in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Mildred, a telephone operator, and Michael Italiano, a dress pattern maker. Her parents were both children of Italian immigrants.

Bancroft graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx in 1948, and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Actors Studio, and the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women at UCLA. After appearing in a number of live television dramas under the name Anne Marno, she was told to change her surname for her film debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952.

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