Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Anne Bancroft - RIP

Anne Bancroft passed away Monday night at age 73 of uterine cancer. I've seen very few of her movies including her memorable role as Holly Hunter's mother in Home for the Holidays and as the infamous Mrs Robinson (which she bemoans that she is better known for rather than as Anne Sullivan from the Miracle Worker) in The Graduate.

I got a glimpse of her in Southampton one year. A thin eldery woman wearing cotton pants, cardigan, old lady style open toed shoes with white stocking walked past me. What struck me was her iron grey hair in a blunt bob with a shock of white hair parted in the middle and large sunglasses. She looked awfully familiar. I went into the store nearby and spotted Mel Brooks. *gasp* put two and two together.. two famous people in less than five minutes. way cool.

Anne Bancroft, a hard working woman with a steady 50 year career in film and theatre. Cheers.

2 Comments:

Blogger merfz in da h00d said...

better a sexy GILF than a helping hand!

6/08/2005 8:32 AM  
Blogger Mr. H.K. said...

I saw her a few times walking down Eighth Ave with Mel toward The Producers. You're right about the hair!

6/12/2005 12:56 PM  

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