Patty Duke Remembers Anne Bancroft

Monday, March 08, 2010

Actress Patty Duke stops by to discuss her career, and the career of her fellow actress, Anne Bancroft. Both Bancroft and Duke originated the roles of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker” on Broadway, then went on to do the film which brought them both Academy Awards and solidified their movie careers. “Fierce and Fabulous: Anne Bancroft” is an 11-film salute to the actress, playing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, March 8 – 11.

Event: Patty Duke will be appearing at the screening of “The Miracle Worker”
Monday, March 8, at the 8:15 pm screening
The Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street


Patty Duke

Comments [4]

Gina Wilhelm Actress from

What a nice interview. Anne Bancroft was a tremendous talent and is greatly missed.

Apr. 25 2010 12:07 PM
Kathleen Galloway from Center Line, Michigan

What a charming interview with Anna who I know is always wholeheartedly pleased to share her sincere feelings about Anne Bancroft, so instrumental in her life. I am a lifelong fan of Anna's, stemming from The Miracle Worker 1962 film. I likewise became entranced with Bancroft's masterful screen performances and have seen every one of her films. Beyond the highly popular list of Bancroft films like Graduate, Turning Point, 84 Charing Cross and Elephant Man, film enthusiasts anywhere owe it to themselves to also see her characterizations in The Pumpkin Eater and Seven Women, for example. She is (forever) a breath-taking talent and I would have loved to attend any of the 11 films screened recently in NYC in tribute to her.

Annie, we miss you, and we lost you far too soon. Anna, we thank you for this radio interview and the chance to hear these treasured comments about your beloved friend.

Kathleen Galloway

Mar. 13 2010 09:07 AM
R. McGeddon from NYC

What a great guest. Thanks!

Mar. 08 2010 01:56 PM
Estelle from Austin

Your depiction of Helen Keller (via TV) led to my obsession with her when I was 5-6 years old---to the point that I begged my grandmother to make me a "Helen Keller dress" for my Halloween costume. She did. A picture is at the bottom of this page:

Mar. 08 2010 01:35 PM

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