Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Here's To You, Mrs...

Anne Bancroft has died at age 73.

I don't have much to add about her excellent career, but here's a partial list of her stage credits. (Her production of Brecht's Mother Courage was directed by Jerome Robbins and was described by Michael Feingold as "a case of everyone involved taking the material too solemnly and too literally." This was probably largely due to Robbins; the cast, which included Gene Wilder and Barbara Harris in addition to Bancroft, could certainly have brought out the bleak humor of the piece if they'd been asked.)

Anyway, a wonderful actress, gone all too soon.

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