Mar 29, 2016

By Bob Komsic

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Actress Patty Duke, who won an Oscar at 16 for ”The Miracle Worker,” has died from complications of a ruptured intestine.
Miracle Worker
She portrayed Helen Keller in the 1962 movie
opposite Anne Bancroft as teacher Annie Sullivan.
Duke also became the youngest at that time to have a TV series bearing her name.
Patty Duke Show
”The Patty Duke Show,” about two identical-looking cousins – one American (Patty Lane) and one English (Cathy Lane) ran for three seasons.
She was nominated for an Emmy in 1964.
Three years later she countered that squeaky-clean image, playing a pill-popping alcoholic in ”Valley of the Dolls.”
Patty Duke
She wrote an emotional 1989 autobiography, ”Call Me Anna,” in which she revealed she’d suffered for years with manic depression.
Born Anna Marie Duke, she adapted it the following year for a TV movie that she also produced and starred in.
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