Thursday, October 04, 2007

Anne Bancroft

photo taken, I believe, during the shooting of The Miracle Worker, 1962. Her performance in the role of Annie Sullivan won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. This accomplishment was forever overshadowed, however, when she stepped into the iconic role of Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate only 5 years later.

“I am quite surprised, that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about The Miracle Worker. We're talking about Mrs. Robinson. I understand the world... I'm just a little dismayed that people aren't beyond it yet.”
- Anne Bancroft, 1931-2005

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