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Patty Duke, Award Winner –

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Patty Duke: Best
Supporting Actress, 1962:

The Miracle Worker (Biography)

Patty Duke won her Supporting Oscar for playing the feral young Helen Keller, blind and deaf from birth, who is taught to communicate by Anne Sullivan.

About Patty Duke (1946– )
American child actress, born in New York, as Anna Marie Duke. Patty Duke was married to actor John Astin. She is now happily married to Michael Pearce. She suffered with manic-depression, but now has it under control. Patty Duke wrote a book about the illness, A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness.

Despite her struggle with her illness, Patty Duke has shown her acting talent in her performances in a wide variety of roles, on TV and in film, consistently over the years.

Then 16, Patty Duke became the youngest person to win an Oscar in competition with adults. It was also her first movie. She was the youngest person to have a TV show named after her, at age 16.

Duke's The Miracle Worker co-star, Anne Bancroft, won the Oscar for Best Actress in a leading role.

Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft first played their roles on Broadway.

Patty Duke has won two Emmys for her TV work: Captains And Kings, The Miracle Worker, and My Sweet Charlie. She had five other Emmy nominations for her performances in The Patty Duke Show, A Family Upside Down, The Women's Room, and George Washington.

Patty Duke won two Golden globes for "Most Promising Newcomer", and for her motion picture performance in Me, Natalie.

Patty won a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 17th, 2004.

Patty Duke's notable movie credits include...

Country Music Holiday (1958)
The Goddess (1958)
4-D Man (1959)
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Billie (1965)
Valley Of The Dolls (1967)
Me, Natalie (1969)
The Swarm (1978)
Prelude To A Kiss (1992)
Kimberly (1999)
Wrong Turn (2003)
Bigger Than The Sky (2005)
The Four Children Of Tander Welch (2008)

Patty Duke's television credits include...

The Patty Duke Show (TV Series 1963-1966)
The Power And The Glory (1961)
My Sweet Charlie (1970)
If Tomorrow Comes (TV Movie) (1971)
She Waits (TV Movie) (1972)
Nightmare (TV Movie) (1974)
Captains And The Kings (Mini-Series 1976)
Before And After (TV Movie) (1979)
Best Kept Secrets (TV Movie) (1984)
Fatal Judgement (1988)
Touched By An Angel (TV Series 1998-2003)
Judging Amy (TV Series 2004)
Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989)
Absolute Strangers (1991)
It Takes Two (TV Series 1982-1983)
Hail To The Chief (TV Series 1985)



Patty Duke with her co-stars in THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962).



Patty Duke in the PATTY DUKE TV series (1963 - 1966).



Patty Duke in Valley Of The Dolls (1967).