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6.07.2005

Well, Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson ...


In Memoriam
Anne Bancroft
September 17, 1931 - June 6, 2005
“Film critics said I gave a voice to the fear we all have: that we’ll reach a certain point in our lives, look around and realize that all the things we said we’d do and become will never come to be
— and that we’re ordinary.”

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you. I just heard she died today. I loved her skill. I loved her voice and her gutsy self.

~clearing

3:08 PM

 
Blogger katiedid said...

She was supreme, wasn't she? I'd also seen some interviews she did on the Charlie Rose show, and she as a human being was even more interesting and amazing than even her as an actress.

3:23 PM

 
Blogger Atreau said...

Such a touching tribute! I just adored her!

8:04 PM

 
Blogger Raine said...

What a depth of feature films she had:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000843/

I loved her in The Turning Point, and most recently I saw her in The Heartbreaker. Heartbreaker was a small role, but the camera just loved her. She exuded charisma.

9:02 PM

 
Blogger mireille said...

Raine -- thanks for that link. Such a great example of a woman who kept her femaleness intact throughout her aging. pretty amazing woman.

9:28 PM

 
Blogger thc said...

I worked with a young woman a few years ago who claimed that "The Graduate" was based on the story of her mother and grandmother. Never have been able to prove or disprove it though.

By the way, I've been in Independence, KS and I'll bet you like Seattle better.

9:49 PM

 
Blogger Annieytown said...

You and I were on the same page with our heading. I was so sad when I heard she had passed. Besides being a wonderful person and actress...she also had such a lovely love affair with Mel Brooks. ***Heavy sigh***

4:57 AM

 
Anonymous Victoria said...

She was simply amazing. I adored her in so many films. Recently, I watched Turning Point again, and she is great in it, even though it is clear that she is not a classical dancer by training. Thank you for this tribute.

7:16 AM

 
Blogger Yesrie said...

Ohhhh dammit. She was marvelous. I clicked on your blog last night, gave a big guffaw at your illustration and then--scrolled down :-( And I couldn't even read the comments then... I just turned the computer off :-J

I do the same thing when the PERFECT SONG comes on the radio; at the waning of the last chord I turn the radio off: nothing more to be said. Thank you for your lovely memorial to her--I totally agree with everyone else's fondest memories :> And her marriage must have been hilarious--hope it was, and I hope Mel is okay :-I

1:20 PM

 
Blogger ParisLondres said...

Beautiful woman. May she rest in peace.

4:09 AM

 

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