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:

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


Neely O'Hara: "I have to get up at five o'clock in the morning and SPARKLE, Neely, SPARKLE!"


Neely O'Hara: Mel? God? Neely?... NEEEEEEELYYY O'HARAAAAAAAA!


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Patty Duke Facts
Early in her career, she won the top prize on the "The $64,000 Question" (1955) game show.

Moved, with husband Michael Pearce, to Idaho in 1990.

Although she had been on stage and in film for over five years at the time she appeared in Valley of the Dolls (1967), she said it was her co-star Sharon Tate who taught her how to use make-up to her best advantage.

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