Tuesday, June 07, 2005

I imagine they'll correct this soon.

The Associated Press obit for Anne Bancroft on the ABC News site (h/t Corner) says in the text,
Bancroft was awarded the Tony for creating the role on Broadway of poor-sighted Annie Sullivan, the teacher of Keller, who was born deaf and blind. She repeated her portrayal in the film version,
The headline, though, says,"Oscar-Winner Anne Bancroft, Who Starred As Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker' Dies at Age 73." Someone wasn't paying attention. I'm guessing the confused headline writer was someone from the ABC site. She definitely didn't play Helen Keller.

I wonder if the correction will include an acknowledgment of the initial mistake.

Update (8 June 2005, 2215): Wow, they still haven't changed this? What the heck?
Again (17 June 05, 0006): They still never did. Don't they read their own headlines?


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