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Anne Bancroft memorial

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Mel Brooks has held a private memorial for his late wife Anne Bancroft at New York's St. James Theater.

The actress, most famous for her role in 'The Graduate', died earlier this month after a battle with uterine cancer, at seventy-three-years-old.

Around a hundred guests attended the memorial, including singer Paul Simon, who played an acoustic version of "Mrs. Robinson," written for 'The Graduate'. Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick - who appeared in Brooks' production of 'The Producers' on Broadway and in the upcoming movie version - were also there.

At the end of the service, Brooks joked, "If any of you are grieving, keep it to yourself. I don't want to hear it."

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