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
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 – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Anne’s maternal grandmother, Anna Maria Lopilato (through her own sister, Maria Antonia [Lopilato] Sofie) – http://www.findagrave.com
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