New PDF release: Anne Bancroft: A Life (Screen Classics)

By Douglass K. Daniel

"Mrs. Robinson, you are attempting to seduce me. are usually not you?" those well-known strains from The Graduate (1967) could perpetually hyperlink Anne Bancroft (1931--2005) to the groundbreaking movie and ensure her prestige as a film icon. together with her portrayal of Annie Sullivan within the degree and picture drama The Miracle Worker, this position used to be a spotlight of a occupation that spanned a half-century and taken Bancroft an Oscar, Tonys, and Emmy awards.

In the 1st biography to hide the whole scope of Bancroft's existence and profession, Douglass okay. Daniel brings jointly interviews with dozens of her buddies and associates, never-before-published kin pictures, and fabric from movie and theater files to give a portrait of an artist who raised the factors of appearing for all those that undefined. Daniel finds how, from a tender age, Bancroft used to be dedicated to difficult herself and strengthening her craft. Her expertise (and sturdy timing) ended in a step forward function in Two for the Seesaw, which made her a Broadway famous person in a single day. The function of Helen Keller's dedicated instructor within the degree model of The Miracle employee would stick to, and Bancroft additionally starred within the motion picture adaption of the play, which earned her an Academy Award. She went directly to seem in dozens of movie, theater, and tv productions, together with a number of videos directed or produced via her husband, Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft: A Life bargains new insights into the lifestyles and occupation of a made up our minds actress who left an indelible mark at the movie whereas final precise to her art.

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