The Resource Anne Bancroft : a life, Douglass K. Daniel

Anne Bancroft : a life, Douglass K. Daniel

Label
Anne Bancroft : a life
Title
Anne Bancroft
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Douglass K. Daniel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" These famous lines from The Graduate (1967) would forever link Anne Bancroft (1921-2005) to the groundbreaking film and confirm her status as a movie icon. Along with her portrayal of Annie Sullivan in the stage and film drama The Miracle Worker, this role was a highlight of a career that spanned a half century and brought Bancroft an Oscar, two Tonys, and two Emmy awards. In the first biography to cover the entire scope of Bancroft's life and career, Douglass K. Daniel brings together interviews with dozens of her friends and colleagues, never-before-published family photos, and material from film and theater archives to present a portrait of a consummate artist. Daniel reveals how, from a young age, Bancroft was committed to challenging herself and strengthening her craft. Her talent (and good timing) led to a breakthrough role in Two for the Seesaw, which made her a Broadway star overnight. The role of Helen Keller's devoted teacher in the stage version of The Miracle Worker would follow, Bancroft also starred in the move adaption of the play, which earned her an Academy Award. She went on to appear in dozens of film, theater, and television productions, including several movies directed or produced by her husband, comedian Mel Brooks. Daniel shows that, behind the achievements and accolades, Bancroft struggled with her art and her own expectations. She pushed her talents to the limit and occasionally stumbled with audiences and critics. If she did not feel sufficiently moved by a potential role, she simply did not work, content to spend her time with family and friends - even to the detriment of her professional standing. Daniel also discusses Bancroft's twenty-five-year battle with cancer, a closely guarded secret that, if known at the time, could have adversely affected her career. Offering new insights into the life and career of a determined artist who raised the standards for all who followed, Anne Bancroft: A Life shines the spotlight on a performer once hailed as the greatest actress in America. -- from dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daniel, Douglass K
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.B164
LC item number
D36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Screen classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bancroft, Anne
  • Bancroft, Anne
  • Actors
  • Actors
  • United States
Label
Anne Bancroft : a life, Douglass K. Daniel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The girl from St. Raymond Avenue -- Television nights and Hollywood days -- Stuck in a low-budget rut -- A no-name actress starts over -- One miracle happens, and then another -- A challenging role's only reward -- Something more than money -- And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson -- Turning to the stage, leaving the movies behind -- Motherhood and more roles to follow -- Pulled between home and work -- A first-time director's true calling -- Old ladies and liberation -- All in the doing -- Conclusion: Inch by inch, yard by yard
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
364 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813169682
Lccn
2017012533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)974474308
  • (OCoLC)ocn974474308
Label
Anne Bancroft : a life, Douglass K. Daniel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The girl from St. Raymond Avenue -- Television nights and Hollywood days -- Stuck in a low-budget rut -- A no-name actress starts over -- One miracle happens, and then another -- A challenging role's only reward -- Something more than money -- And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson -- Turning to the stage, leaving the movies behind -- Motherhood and more roles to follow -- Pulled between home and work -- A first-time director's true calling -- Old ladies and liberation -- All in the doing -- Conclusion: Inch by inch, yard by yard
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
364 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813169682
Lccn
2017012533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)974474308
  • (OCoLC)ocn974474308

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