Anne Bancroft


Anne Bancroft Trivia


  • Trivia

    • In 1998, Anne appeared as 'funding generously provided by' in the credits of the film The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg.

    • Anne was only six years older than Dustin Hoffman when she played his girlfriend's mother in The Graduate.

    • Premiere Magazine ranked Anne's performance as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate as #47 in their '100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time' list.

    • In 1958, Anne won the Tony Award in the category of Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role in the play Two for the Seesaw.

    • Anne was the godmother of Alan Yentob's children.

    • In 1973, Anne was offered the role of Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist, but had to turn it down because she was pregnant. In 1983, Anne was a leading choice to play the mother in Terms of Endearment.

    • Anne's greatest impact on her career was director Arthur Penn.

    • In 1996, Anne was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy at the American Comedy Awards, USA.

    • In 1977, Anne won the NBR Award at the National Board of Review, USA in the category of Best Actress for her role in the 1977 movie The Turning Point.

    • In 2003, Anne appeared in a television commercial for Celebrex.

    • In 2004, Anne was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award at the Satellite Awards in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her role in the 2003 television movie The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone.

    • Anne's salary on the television series Freddie and Max was £250,000.

    • Anne stood at 5'8" or 1.73 m.

    • Just before Anne died she became a grandmother to Henry Michael Brooks born April 2005.

    • In 1967 Anne accepted the Best Supporting Oscar on behalf of Elizabeth Taylor.

    • Anne and her husband Mel Brooks had a child in 1972 called Max Brooks.

    • She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6368 Hollywood Blvd.

    • She and Mel Brooks married at New York City Hall, where a passerby served as their witness.

  • Quotes

    • Anne: Life is here only to be lived so that we can, through life, earn the right to death, which to me is paradise. Whatever it is that will bring me the reward of paradise, I'll do the best I can.

    • Anne: I was at a point where I was ready to say I am what I am because of what I am and if you like me I'm grateful, and if you don't, what am I going to do about it?

    • Anne: The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it.

    • Anne: When Mel told his Jewish mother he was marrying an Italian girl, she said: 'Bring her over. I'll be in the kitchen - with my head in the oven'.