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Patty Duke Overview:

Actress, Patty Duke, was born Anna Marie Duke on Dec 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, NY. Duke died at the age of 69 on Mar 29, 2016 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Patty Duke was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for The Miracle Worker (as Helen Keller) in 1962.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1962Best Supporting ActressThe Miracle Worker (1962)Helen KellerWon
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

BlogHub Articles:

By Carol Martinheira on Mar 31, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden

On March 31, 2016March 31, 2016 By Carol The world of classic?Hollywood has been shaken by the death of . She was a beloved and prolific actress, having won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller at the age of 16 in The Miracle Worker (1962), had a succ... Read full article


(Anna Pearce): 1946-2016

By Lara on Mar 29, 2016 From Backlots

with Helen Keller, whom she portrayed in The Miracle Worker (1962). I was shocked and saddened today to learn of the death of , the actress and activist whose legacy spanned the entire scope of the entertainment world and beyond. At 16 years old in 1963, was the youn... Read full article


(Anna Pearce): 1946-2016

By Lara on Mar 29, 2016 From Backlots

with Helen Keller, whom she portrayed in The Miracle Worker (1962). I was shocked and saddened today to learn of the death of , the actress and activist whose legacy spanned the entire scope of the entertainment world and beyond. At 16 years old in 1963, was the youn... Read full article


(Anna Pearce): 1946-2016

By Lara on Mar 29, 2016 From Backlots

with Helen Keller, whom she portrayed in The Miracle Worker (1962). I was shocked and saddened today to learn of the death of , the actress and activist whose legacy spanned the entire scope of the entertainment world and beyond. At 16 years old in 1963, was the youn... Read full article


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Patty Duke Quotes:

Mel: Is a rotten business!
Neely O'Hara: I know. But I love it!


Neely O'Hara: Boobies, boobies, boobies. Nothin' but boobies. Who needs 'em?


(Stage manager): Neely? Neely open the door, you're on. Neely!
Neely O'Hara: Hi!
(Stage manager): My God. You've got on your costume for the second act.
Neely O'Hara: So? I'll do the second act first!


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Patty Duke Facts
Her mother, Frances Duke, died in 1993.

Has a gold record, 1965's "Please, Just Don't Stand There" in addition to her acting awards.

Underwent single bypass heart surgery on November 3, 2004 at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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