Wednesday, June 08, 2005

And Here's To You Mrs. Robinson

On Tuesday, Oscar winning actress Anne Bancroft succumbed to uterine cancer at the age of 73. As Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate she gave hope to scores of young cougar hunting men in the late 60s and 70s. Bancroft on her most famous role:
She said in 2003 that nearly everyone discouraged her from playing the role of Dustin Hoffman's middle-aged seductress "because it was all about sex with a younger man." Yet Bancroft saw something deeper, viewing the character as having unfulfilled dreams and having been relegated to a conventional life with a conventional husband. - AP News


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