The New York Times has a nice obituary of Anne Bancroft today. What I really liked is that Bancroft was an Italian girl from The Bronx, born Anna Louisa Maria Italiano. She was a versatile and talented actress, and always projected a certain cool elegance. Underneath, she must have been a volcano... Bancroft was great as the Miracle Worker as well as Mrs. Robinson. Mel Brooks was lucky to have been married to her.