- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 3
American actress on-screen from 1952 who won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "The Miracle Worker." She was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar, but did not win, for the films "The Pumpkin Eater" and "The Graduate." She received her first Tony Award playing opposite Henry Fonda in "Two for the Seesaw" in 1958, followed by another Tony and the N.Y. Drama Critics Award. Bancroft received a Best Actress award by the British Film Academy in 1987 and from 1976 she tried her hand, not too successfully, in two directorial efforts.
In 1963, Bancroft married Mel Brooks.
The award-winning actress died at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan on 6 June 2005 of uterine cancer. She was 73.