Anne BancroftSeptember 17, 1931) is an American actress. Born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano in The Bronx, New York, her film debut was in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952, and was a contract player in the early days of her career just as the studio contract system was ending.
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 the following year for The Miracle Worker. She took the latter role back to Hollywood, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962.
Academy Awards and Nominations
Bancroft has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6368 Hollywood Blvd.