Hollywood remembers Anne Bancroft

By Army Archerd — GOOD MORNING: Hollywood remembered Anne Bancroft Wednesday night at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. (She died June 6). Carl Reiner hosted. It was not easy for Carl. He and wife Estelle were very close friends of Anne and Mel Brooks — Brooks, with son Max and his wife, Michele, and their 16-week-old son dined at the Reiners’ home earlier this week. Among those who spoke Wednesday night was Bernie Brillstein, who recalled he wrote the biog for Anne (Anna Italiano) when he was a 25-year-old agent at the William Morris Agency and she, a new client, also 25. They had remained close friends. Other speakers included Kathy Bates, director Robert Allan Ackerman, Toni Howard. A film retrospective of Anne’s work was prepared by David Yarnell and Harrison Engle. A mural of stills of Anne’s life and career greeted arrivees in the Academy’s main floor…

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