Fast Facts

  • At the age of 9, she wrote "I want to be an actress" on her backyard fence.
  • Launched her career playing small roles on TV, under the name Anne Marno.
  • Won a Tony and an Oscar for playing Helen Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, in the play and the movie of The Miracle Worker.
  • Wrote, directed and costarred in 1980's Fatso starring Dom DeLuise.

Awards

  • 1963, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Winner
  • 1965, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Winner
  • 1969, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1964, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
  • 1976, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1964, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1970, Emmy — Outstanding Variety or Musical Program: Winner
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1977, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1988, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1967, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1962, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1958, Tony — Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1960, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Winner
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1985, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1963, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1968, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1973, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1965, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1979, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1978, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee

Relationships

  • Mildred DiNapoli Italiano — Mother
  • Mel Brooks — Husband
  • Phyllis Italiano — Sister
  • Martin A. May — Ex-husband
  • Maximilian Michael Brooks — Son
  • Michael Italiano — Father
  • Joanne Italiano — Sister

College

  • Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY

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Details

  • Birth Name: Anna Maria Louisa Italiano
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Died: June 6, 2005
  • Profession: Actor

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