Satisfaction Bancroft quotations

My favorite actresses were Geraldine Paige, Anne Bancroft and Kim Stanley.


The emotional elevation of the film is due in no small measure to the extraordinarily engaging performances of Anne Bancroft as the wife-mother-mistress, Dustin Hoffman as the lumbering Lancelot, and Katherine Ross as his fair Elaine.

I met Mel [Brooks] backstage in Anne's [Bancroft] dressing room.

He was wearing one of those pea coats, pea jackets that were made famous by the Merchant Marines, and I admired it and he said, "You know, they used to call this a urine jacket, but it didn't sell."

I had been very close to Anne Bancroft when we worked together in The Miracle Worker.

I was raised by an actress, and I watched all those women turn 60 and ask, Shouldn't get face work? My mother and Anne Bancroft said, We're not going to fall into that.


I was miscast in that production [of Mother Courage and Her Children] .

.. but it was with Anne Bancroft, whose boyfriend at the time was Mel Brooks, and that made my - I can't say my day, it made my life, in a way.

I'm not gonna become Ann Bancroft or Meryl Streep and have all the burden that being a "serious actress" entails.

Random search for data on ... off-chance is hardly scientific. A questionnaire on 'Intellectual Immoralities' was circulated by a well-known institution. 'Intellectual Immorality No. 4' read: 'Generalizing beyond one's data'. [Wilder Dwight] Bancroft asked whether it would not be more correct to word question no. 4 'Not generalizing beyond one's data.