SO LONG, ANNE: The great actress Anne Bancroft died today of uterine cancer at age 73. She was a constant source of inspiration to me throughout my life, most notably her portrayal of Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker. She was brilliant in The Graduate, Agnes of God, 84 Charing Cross Road, Garbo Talks, 'Night Mother, Torch Song Trilogy, The Turning Point and countless others. Sbe was happily married to Mel Brooks and suggested he turn The Producers into a musical. We also happened to share the same birthday, September 17. I'll miss you, Anne.