Anne Bancroft

Category: Entertainment
Status: Sold
Ref: 15008
Price: £250.00
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Anne Bancroft

Great Oscar-winning American actress.

Bancroft made her cinema debut in 1952 in Don't Bother to Knock (1952). In the fifties she made a lot of films 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 Bancroft married Mel Brooks. After the sixties she reduced her film appearances but still had some important roles like, for example, Garbo Talks (1984) directed by Sidney Lumet. She also made a number of television films.

This is a stunning original black and white photograph (8" x 10") for her Oscar-winning role as Annie Sullivan, who taught blind and deaf Helen Keller (played by Patty Duke) to communicate in The Miracle Worker (1962). There's a fine signature and inscription ("To John, Anne Bancroft") in blue ink across the image. In excellent condition (with the United Artists studio stamp to the reverse.) A peach of a collectable!