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Anne Bancroft dies at 73

Anne Bancroft, known for her perf as the seductress of her daughter’s boyfriend in “The Graduate,” as well as her Oscar-winning role in “The Miracle Worker,” died Monday of uterine cancer in New York. She was 73. During her long career as a stage, screen and television actress, she won an Oscar, two Tonys and two Emmys. The longtime spouse of writer-director Mel Brooks won her Oscar for “The Miracle Worker,” which also brought her a second Tony. The first came for “Two for the Seesaw,” the play that made her a star. The Emmys were for variety special “Annie: The Women in the Life of a Man” and TV movie “Deep in My Heart.” She also received an Oscar nom for her seminal role as Mrs. Robinson opposite a young Dustin Hoffman; posters for the Mike Nichols-helmed pic showed her peeling off a stocking.

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