Wednesday, June 08, 2005

More than you will know.

I don't have a whole lot to say about Anne Bancroft's passing that hasn't already been repeated ad nauseam. However, I do love this story from Ebert's remembrance:
George Anthony, chief of entertainment programming for the CBC, remembers that Bancroft and Brooks were a “genuine bonafide love match, in the early years almost as famous for their public battles as Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Todd.” He recalls one of their fights when he grabbed her arm and she pulled away from him. Anthony’s story:

"'Don't you dare touch my instrument'!” she raged, in her highest Actors Studio dudgeon.

"'Oh, so this is your instrument?'

"'Yes. This is my instrument!'

"'Okay. Play ‘Melancholy Baby’."


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