Anne Bancroft was an iconic Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony, and Emmy-winning American actress. In 1958 she appeared opposite Henry Fonda in the Broadway production of Two for the Seesaw, for which she won a Tony Award, and another in 1960 for The Miracle Worker. She took the latter role back to Hollywood, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962.
A highly acclaimed television special, “Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man” won her an Emmy award for her clowning, singing and acting. Bancroft is one of a very select few entertainers to win an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony award. Other major film roles were in “The Pumpkin Eater”, “7 Women”, and, in what may be her most well-known role, as Mrs. Robinson opposite Dustin Hoffman in the film “The Graduate”.