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Patty Duke

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Biography

Patty Duke c.1963

Source: biography.com

Anna Marie "Patty" Duke (born December 14, 1946) is an American actress of stage, film and television. She first became famous as a child star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16 for her role in The Miracle Worker, which she had originated on Broadway, and she later starred in the sitcom, The Patty Duke Show. She progressed to more mature roles upon playing Neely O'Hara in the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls. She was later elected president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988, succeeding her Patty Duke Show co-star William Schallert.

Fact file

  • Preceded by: Edward Asner
  • Succeeded by: Barry Gordon
  • Born: Anna Marie Duke December 14, 1946 (age 68) Elmhurst, Queens, New York, United States
  • Spouse(s): Harry Falk (1965–69; divorced) Michael Tell (1970; annulled) John Astin (1972–85; divorced) Michael Pearce (1986–present)
  • Children: Sean Astin Mackenzie Astin Kevin Pearce
  • Occupation: Actress, author, mental health advocate
  • Website: www.officialpattyduke.com

Read more about Patty Duke at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2016-12-31 00:46:30
2016 was in many ways a rough year for Hollywood. An unusual number of high-profile deaths — Gene Wilder, Patty Duke, Garry Shandling, Alan Rickman, Prince, Anton Yelchin, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds — left the industry heartbroken. The election of Donald Trump as president has terrified all of Hillary ...

Milestone birthdays, loved ones' deaths motivate marathoners
Yahoo Entertainment, 2016-11-04 17:47:40
NEW YORK (AP) — Some run in memory of a lost loved one. Others are motivated by a milestone birthday. There's a story behind every one of the 50,000-plus runners in Sunday's New York City Marathon; here are a few of them.

Eddie Applegate, a Sweetheart on ‘The Patty Duke Show,’ Dies at 81
NY Times TV, 2016-10-20 01:12:34
Mr. Applegate was best known for playing the boyfriend of the show’s character Patty Lane.

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