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Anne Bancroft

Artist
Aaron Bohrod, 21 Nov 1907 - 3 Apr 1992
Sitter
Anne Bancroft, 17 Sep 1931 - 6 Jun 2005
Date
1959
Type
Painting
Medium
Tempera on Masonite
Dimensions
39.7cm x 28.2cm (15 5/8" x 11 1/8"), Accurate
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Restrictions & Rights
© Estate of Aaron Bohrod
Object number
NPG.78.TC223
Culture
Anne Bancroft: American\Italian American
Exhibition Label
Actress Anne Bancroft appears here for a 1959 Time cover in the role of Anne Sullivan, the teacher and friend of Helen Keller who, despite being blind and deaf, earned a college degree and became a role model for millions worldwide. Bancroft was at the time acting in a new Broadway play, The Miracle Worker. Patty Duke, playing Helen Keller, appears in the painting’s background. Both actresses would win Oscars in 1963 for their performances in the film adaptation. In 1967, Bancroft would play the seductive Mrs. Robinson in the popular movie, The Graduate.
En esta imagen de 1959 para una portada de Time, la actriz Anne Brancroft aparece en su caracterización papel de Anne Sullivan, tutora y amiga de Helen Keller, la joven ciega y sordomuda que superó sus discapacidades, quien a pesar de ser ciega y sorda obtuvo un título universitario y se convirtió en modelo para millones de personas en todo el mundo. Para esa época, Bancroft estaba actuando en una nueva obra de Broadway, The Miracle Worker. Patty Duke, quien interpretaba a Helen Keller en la obra, aparece al fondo de la pintura. Ambas actrices ganarían Oscars en 1963 por su trabajo en la adaptación para el cine. En 1967 Bancroft sería la seductora Mrs. Robinson en la famosa película The Graduate.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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