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Anne Bancroft: A Life (Screen Classics) Hardcover – August 11, 2017
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"As the only full-length biography of Bancroft, this book fills a notable gap and appeals to a broad audience of film enthusiasts and others interested in popular culture. In telling the story of a woman legendary for her portrayal of Mrs. Robinson, Daniel helps us understand a formidable actress who, with grace and talent, handled the changing roles available to women."―Tracy Lucht, author of Sylvia Porter: America's Original Personal Finance Columnist
"[A]bsorbing reading . . . general readers, scholars, and students of acting should find the book useful and enjoyable."―David Ehrenstein, journalist and film critic
"A thorough and loving portrait of an actress who never tired of exploring her inner life to give her best performance―on stage and television or in the movies."―Library Journal
"Douglass K. Daniel has written an overdue, finely detailed portrait of [Anne Bancroft]."―Film Comment
"Author Douglass K. Daniel does an exemplary job in celebrating the life and career of Bancroft. He has successfully fashioned a fully-rounded portrait of a talented and extremely professional actor. One who earned the respect of colleagues, critics and audiences the world over – and most deservedly."―YES! Weekly
"This is an intelligent, enlightening book about one of our most gifted actresses. Daniel doesn't merely give us a rundown of Bancroft's life and career or tell plots. He offers insights, allowing us a look behind her process as an actress, delving into how she transformed herself into her characters, how she studied for them, how she brought them to life.
This is a classy, first-rate biography. It really brings Anne Bancroft alive for readers and offers up more than most books of this type. Plus, the cover photo is simply gorgeous."―Classic Images
"Douglass K. Daniel's thorough, engaging new biography offers entertaining insight into a remarkable woman whose passion for her work imbued her life till its very end.
Daniel admirably presents a balanced view of Anne Bancroft the actress, wife/mother, private citizen, and women's advocate."―TheaterJones
"A much-welcomed new biography of the celebrated actor by Douglass K. Daniel. What ultimately makes Daniel's work a top-notch biography is its treatment of the interplay between the actor's personal and professional lives."―Film International
About the Author
Douglass K. Daniel is a journalist and biographer. His previous books are Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks; Harry Reasoner: A Life in the News; and Lou Grant: The Making of TV's Top Newspaper Drama. He is an editor and writer with the Washington, DC, bureau of the Associated Press.
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