Example of true love at first...voice. Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) and wife of 45 years, Anne Bancroft (Maria Louise Italiano-I think that was her real name, anyway). Said the late Anne of Mel, "I get excited when I hear his key in the door. Its like, Ooh! The party 's going to start." She passed away at only 73, and he believes she could have had a great many more years.