[06/08/05 - 12:00 AM]
GSN Pays Tribute to Award-Winning Actress Anne Bancroft

[via press release from GSN]

GSN Pays Tribute to Award-Winning Actress Anne Bancroft

Salute Includes Appearances on Such Classic Game Shows as 'What's My Line?' and 'Password'

Bancroft Tribute Airs Sunday, June 12 From 12 P.M. to 2 P.M. ET/PT

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 8 -- Anne Bancroft, the celebrated stage, film and television actress, will be honored by GSN in a two-hour tribute featuring some of her early career moments on classic games shows Sunday, June 12 from Noon to 2 p.m. ET/PT. Bancroft who won the best actress Oscar in 1962 for her role as the teacher to a young Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," died of uterine cancer on Monday at the age of 73.

All times are Eastern and Pacific.

Schedule Sunday, 6/12

12:00p Password

From the summer of 1962, Anne Bancroft and actor/singer Robert Goulet play the game of guessing passwords from one word clues given by their partners. Host: Allen Ludden

12:30p What's My Line

(7/1/62) -- Anne Bancroft makes the first of three appearances as the mystery guest trying to stump panelists Allen Ludden, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf and Dorothy Kilgallen. Other guests include a female crab fisherman and a woman who does a human bomb act. Host: John Daly

1:00p What's My Line

(4/7/63) -- Anne Bancroft returns as mystery guest trying to stump a panel of Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Martin Gabel and Phyllis Newman. Other guests include a female butcher and a man who sells sugar. Host: John Daly

1:30p What's My Line

(11/15/64) Anne Bancroft makes her third and final appearance as a mystery guest on this show where she faces a blindfolded panel of Groucho Marx, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf and Dorothy Kilgallen. The other guests include Spain's celebrated bullfighter and the youngest congressman elected since 1797. Host: John Daly

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries, video game programs and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over 84 hours per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Reaching 57 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

Web Site: http://www.gsn.com

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