1931 – Born 17th of September in The Bronx, New York City, New York.
Bancroft graduated Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx.
Studied in American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Manhattan, NY.
1952 – Film debut in Don’t Bother to Knock, and change her surname "Bancroft" because she felt it was "elegant".
1953-1957 – She was married to Martin May, but the marriage produced no children.
1958 – Appeared opposite Henry Fonda in the Broadway production of Two for the Seesaw.
1958 – Got her Tony for the film Two For the Seesaw.
1960 – Won again in Tony for The Miracle Worker.
1961 – Met Mel Brooks in a rehearsal for the Perry Como variety show.
1963 – Won Oscar for Best Actress for the film The Miracle Worker.
1965 – Awarded by Golden Globe for The Pumpkin Eater.
1970 – Bancroft awarded by Emmy for Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man.
1980 – Made her debut as a screenwriter and director in Fatso, in which she starred along with Dom DeLuise.
1980 – Brooks also produced the film The Elephant Man, in which Bancroft acted.
1999 – She was awarded in the Emmy for Deep in My Heart.
2005 – Bancroft died on 6th of June because of uterine cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Hollywood Walk of Fame 6368 Hollywood Blvd.
National Women’s Hall of Fame.