Anne Bancroft

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.

Comments

Nick said…
Where have you gone, Mrs. Robinson?
Anonymous said…
Thank you, Collin, for a sweet tribute to Anne Bancroft. She was a true original, a gifted actress and director. And much beloved and admired all of her life. I don't expect many, if any, of today's 'it girl' actresses to follow her marvelous and inspiration example.
-The Mistress of Corgimanor.
Anonymous said…
Coo-coo-ca-choo, Mrs. Robinson...
Yes, that was a very nice tribute, and she would have been pleased, no doubt, that you mentioned _The Miracle Worker_ before _The Graduate_.

I just clicked over from Bookfraud's blog, and have decided that you must be a great guy since you have links to literary sites. :-)
Anonymous said…
Yes, let me second the English Professor - Ms. Bancroft appreciates that you talked of The Miracle Worker first. She didn't seem to like The Graduate always being referred to first. We can count on you, Collin, to get it right rather than to follow the vox populi.
Mistress of Corgimanor
Jody said…
Thanks for your lovely tribute, Collin. She inspired me as well. She gave such a great performance in "The Pumpkin Eater." It is ironic that my favorite actress died from the same disease my mother is currently battling. I will miss looking forward to her next performance. I'm glad I have collected all of her films on DVD and VHS. Life just won't be the same.

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