Anne Bancroft



Place of birth:

Bronx, New York, USA:


Anna Maria Italiano was born 1931 in the Bronx, New York. She made her cinema debut in 1952 in Don't Bother to Knock (1952). In the fifties she made a lot of movies as a supporting actress until she became a star with The Miracle Worker (1962), directed by Arthur Penn, for which she won an Academy Award. The sixties in general were her best years: The Pumpkin Eater (1964) directed by Jack Clayton, 7 Women (1966) directed by John Ford and The Graduate (1967) directed by Mike Nichols. In 1964 she married Mel Brooks. After the sixties she reduced her appearances in movies but still had some important roles like, for example, Garbo Talks (1984) directed by Sidney Lumet. She also began to make some TV films. IMDb Mini Biography By: Volker Boehm


Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (2013)
as Herself
Delgo (2008)
as Sedessa (voice)
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)
as Contessa
Heartbreakers (2001)
as Gloria Vogal
Up at the Villa (2000)
as Princess San Ferdinando
Keeping the Faith (2000)
as Ruth Schram
Deep in My Heart (1999)
as Geraldine 'Gerry' Eileen Cummings
Antz (1998)
as Queen (voice)
Great Expectations (1998)
as Ms. Nora Dinsmoor
Critical Care (1997)
as Nun
G.I. Jane (1997)
as Senator Lillian DeHaven
The Sunchaser (1996)
as Dr. Renata Baumbauer
Homecoming (1996)
as Abigail Tillerman
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
as Madame Ouspenskaya
Home for the Holidays (1995)
as Adele Larson
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
as Glady Joe Cleary
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
as Lucy Marsden (age 99-100)
Mr. Jones (1993)
as Dr. Catherine Holland
Malice (1993)
as Mrs. Kennsinger
Point of No Return (1993)
as Amanda
Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
as Madame Ruth
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
as Bea Singer
Mrs. Cage (1992)
as Mrs. Cage
Broadway Bound (1992)
as Kate Jerome
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)
as Meredith Perlestein
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
as Ma Beckoff
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
as Helene Hanff
'night, Mother (1986)
as Thelma Cates
Agnes of God (1985)
as Mother Miriam Ruth
Garbo Talks (1984)
as Estelle Rolfe
An Audience with Mel Brooks (1984)
as Herself
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
as Anna Bronski
The Elephant Man (1980)
as Mrs. Kendal
Fatso (1980)
as Antoinette
The Turning Point (1977)
as Emma Jacklin
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
as Mary Magdalene
Silent Movie (1976)
as Herself
Lipstick (1976)
as Carla Bondi
The Hindenburg (1975)
as Ursula
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
as Edna Edison
Blazing Saddles (1974)
as Churchgoer
Young Winston (1972)
as Lady Jennie Churchill
Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man (1970)
as Various
The Graduate (1967)
as Mrs. Robinson
7 Women (1966)
as Dr. D.R. Cartwright
The Slender Thread (1965)
as Inga Dyson
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
as Jo Armitage
The Miracle Worker (1962)
as Annie Sullivan
The Girl in Black Stockings (1957)
as Beth Dixon
The Restless Breed (1957)
as Angelita
Nightfall (1956)
as Marie Gardner
Walk the Proud Land (1956)
as Tianay
The Last Frontier (1955)
as Corinna Marston
The Naked Street (1955)
as Rosalie Regalzyk
A Life in the Balance (1955)
as María Ibinia
New York Confidential (1955)
as Kathy Lupo
The Raid (1954)
as Katy Bishop
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
as Paula
Gorilla at Large (1954)
as Laverne Miller
The Kid from Left Field (1953)
as Marian Foley
Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)
as Marie, Comtesse de St. Malo
Tonight We Sing (1953)
as Emma Hurok
Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
as Lyn Lesley
Fatso (1980)
Fatso (1980)