Anne Bancroft

by ethnic on May 19, 2012

"The Producers" (Musical) Los Angeles Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals

Birth Name: Anna Maria Louisa Italiano

Date of Birth: September 17, 1931

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: June 6, 2005

Place of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York

Ethnicity: Italian

Anne Bancroft was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Miracle Worker (1962).

Her parents, Carmella “Mildred” (Di Napoli) and Michael Italiano, were both born in New York, and all of their own parents were Italian immigrants. Anne was married to director/writer/actor Mel Brooks. Their son is author and screenwriter Max Brooks.

Anne’s paternal grandparents were Luigi/Louis Italiano (the son of Michael Italiano) and Julia.

Anne’s maternal grandparents were Antonio Di Napoli and Anna Maria Lopilato (the daughter of Donato Lopilato and Anna Maria Scaringi). Donato was the son of Francesco Lopilato and Anna Maria.

Sources: Anne’s parents, Michael Italiano and Carmela “Mildred” DiNapoli, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Anne’s maternal grandmother, Anna Maria Lopilato (through her own sister, Maria Antonia [Lopilato] Sofie) –

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew January 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

she looks like Italian movie stars from 50s in that pic

anen87 August 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Italiano very fitting as her surname too bad she didn’t use it as her Star name. Prejudice in Hollywood?

levangelista36 July 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Absolutely gorgeous in The Graduate.

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