Patty Duke: Exceptional Person
Anna Marie "Patty" Duke (December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016) was an American actress of stage, film and television. She first became famous as a tween star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Miracle Worker, which she had originated on Broadway. She later starred in the sitcom, The Patty Duke Show. She progressed to more mature roles playing Neely O'Hara in the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls. She was later elected president of the Screen Actors Guild.
The miracle worker [videorecording]
"I've beaten my own bad system, and on some days, most days, that feels like a miracle." Patty Duke, December 14, 1946-March 29, 2016. Won oscar for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. Mother to Kevin Pearce, Sean Astin, Mackenzie Astin. Film include, The Swarm, Valley of the Dolls, The Miracle Worker. Also had her own television show "The Patty Duke Show."
Celebrity Deaths in 2016: Stars We’ve Lost
Patty Duke Anna ‘Patty Duke’ Pearce, who won an Oscar as a teen for her role as Helen Keller in 1962’s The Miracle Worker and later starred in her own sitcom The Patty Duke Show, died on Tuesday, March 29, at 69. The mom to Hollywood actors Sean and Mackenzie Astin, played Neely O’Hara in the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls and is credited in more than 140 film and TV roles. Credit: Bettmann Archive via Getty Images