Golden Globes: 8 Nominations, 2 Wins

Born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano (born September 17, 1931), Bancroft earned her first Golden Globe nomination for her work as Hellen Keller’s teacher in The Miracle Worker (1962), a role she had also played onstage as a theater actress. She was awarded a Golden Globe in 1968 for her portrayal of the lovelorn Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967) and she went on to earn five additional Golden Globe nominations, for her performances in The Turning Point (1977), To Be Or Not To Be (1983), Garbo Talks (1984), Agnes of God (1985), and 'night Mother (1986). Married to Mel Brooks since 1964, Bancroft passed away on June 6, 2005 after a battle with cancer.