Patty Duke

Actress Patty Duke

Anna Marie "Patty" Duke is an American actress of stage, film, and television. First becoming famous as a child star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16, and later starring in her eponymous sitcom for three years, 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.
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Celebrating 30 Years Of Fresh Air: Oscar-Winning Actress Patty Duke
NPR - 6 months
Duke grew up in the public eye, playing Helen Keller in the stage and screen versions of The Miracle Worker. Later she starred in her own TV sitcom, The Patty Duke Show. Originally broadcast in 1988.
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William Christopher, Father Mulcahy On 'M.A.S.H.,' Dies At 84
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Actor William Christopher, who played Father Mulcahy on “M.A.S.H.,” died Saturday at his Pasadena, California, home from cancer, according to KABC. Christopher, 84, had a long career on stage and screen, with appearances in some of the most beloved TV series of the 1960s, including “The Andy Griffith Show,” “The Patty Duke Show,” “Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.” and “Hogan’s Heroes.” The Illinois native also toured in 1997 with “M.A.S.H.” co-star Jamie Farr in a production of “The Odd Couple.”  But he is best known for his role on “M.A.S.H.” from 1972 to ‘83 and in its 1983-85 “AfterMASH spinoff,” a part that would define his career as he would later play similar characters.  He said the typecasting never bothered him. “Actors always expect that their job will end and then they are out of work,” he told PennLive in 2009. “It’s a lot more fun to be working than to be out of work.” Although it was a comedy set during the Korean War, “M.A.S.H.” was often viewed as a commentary o...
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Final Home of Hollywood Legend Patty Duke Up for Sale in Idaho
Fox News - over 1 year
The Idaho home actress Patty Duke shared with her husband, Mike Pearce, is now on the market for $398,000. Duke died in March. The post Final Home of Hollywood Legend Patty Duke Up for Sale in Idaho appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice -
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William Schallert, dad on 'Patty Duke Show' dies
CNN - almost 2 years
William Schallert, a familiar face in television and film thanks to roles on "The Patty Duke Show," "Star Trek," and many more, died on Sunday at age 93, his son said.
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Patty Duke Remembered at Memorial Service
ABC News - almost 2 years
Her family held a service open to all in Idaho.
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Letters to Calendar
LATimes - almost 2 years
Patty Duke remembered Thank you, Kenneth Turan, for your article on Anna ["My Time With Anna: Patty Duke's Stories Still Reverberate," March 20]. I loved watching "The Patty Duke Show" as a child and wished she could have been my friend. Many years later, I saw her at the old Ship's Coffee Shop...
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"Sunday Morning" ​Passage: Patty Duke
CBS News - almost 2 years
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Fresh Air Remembers Actress Patty Duke
NPR - almost 2 years
Duke won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Helen Keller in 1962's The Miracle Worker. She died Tuesday at the age of 69. Originally broadcast in 1988.
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Video: Remembering Patty Duke
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Ms. Duke was at one time one of the best-known young actors in the world.
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Patty Duke's Talent, Bravery Recalled; Actress Dies at 69 - ABC News
Google News - almost 2 years
Washington Post Patty Duke's Talent, Bravery Recalled; Actress Dies at 69 ABC News The courage that a teenage Patty Duke portrayed on-screen as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" was breathtaking and Oscar-winning. Duke's own gritty struggle against bipolar disorder was equally admired. She opened up about her condition at a time ... Patty Duke dies at age 69; Oscar-winning actress and mental health advocateLos Angeles Times Patty Duke: A split-screen Patty Duke dies at age 69 of burst intestine: Son shares how he deals with -The Denver Post -Alaska Dispatch News -San Francisco Examiner all 443 news articles »
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Patty Duke dies at age 69; Oscar-winning actress and mental health advocate
LATimes - almost 2 years
Patty Duke came to fame as a teenager, combining both a masterful talent for dramatic acting with a sunny, all-American image that enchanted both TV and film audiences. But her admirers had no clue about the much-uglier reality of Duke's childhood, marred by nightmarish abuse and exploitation....
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patty Duke
  • 2016
    Age 69
    From her marriage to Pearce until her death in 2016, Duke occasionally used the name "Anna Duke-Pearce" in her writings and other professional work.
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    Duke died on the morning of March 29, 2016 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho of sepsis from a ruptured intestine at the age of 69.
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  • 2010
    Age 63
    On March 6, 2010, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
  • 2007
    Age 60
    On December 14, 2007, her 61st birthday, Duke was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters degree from the University of North Florida for her work in advancing awareness of mental health issues.
  • 2006
    Age 59
    William Schallert, who died six weeks after Duke, portrayed her father, Martin; Jean Byron, who died in 2006, portrayed her mother, Natalie; Paul O'Keefe portrayed her younger brother, Ross and Eddie Applegate portrayed her boyfriend Richard Harrison.
  • 2004
    Age 57
    On August 17, 2004, Duke received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the motion picture industry.
  • 2002
    Age 55
    She also returned to the stage on occasion—in 2002 as Aunt Eller in a revival of Oklahoma! on Broadway and in 2009 as Madame Morrible in the San Francisco production of the musical Wicked.
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  • 1999
    Age 52
    Duke received an Emmy nomination in 1999 for her appearances in three episodes of Touched by an Angel.
    In 1999, the program's characters were revisited and updated in The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' In Brooklyn Heights, with Cindy Williams taking on the villain role of Sue Ellen Turner when Kitty Sullivan was unable to reprise her role.
  • 1992
    Age 45
    In 1992, Duke portrayed the mother of Meg Ryan's character in the film adaptation of the play Prelude to a Kiss.
  • 1990
    Age 43
    In 1990, Duke's autobiography, Call Me Anna, was adapted for television; she played herself from her mid-30s onward.
  • 1986
    Age 39
    Duke married her fourth husband, drill sergeant Michael Pearce, in 1986.
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  • 1985
    Age 38
    In 1985, Duke was the second woman, after Kathleen Nolan, to be elected president of the Screen Actors Guild, a post she held until 1988.
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    Duke also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988.
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  • 1977
    Age 30
    She received her second Emmy in 1977 for the TV miniseries Captains and the Kings and her third in 1980 for a TV version of her 1979 stage revival of The Miracle Worker, this time playing Anne Sullivan to Melissa Gilbert's Helen Keller.
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  • 1972
    Age 25
    Duke married John Astin in August 1972. Astin adopted Sean and the couple had another son, actor Mackenzie Astin, in 1973. Duke and Astin worked together extensively during their marriage and she took his name professionally, becoming "Patty Duke Astin". The couple divorced in 1985.
  • 1970
    Age 23
    Their marriage lasted 13 days before ending in an annulment on July 9, 1970; Duke said the marriage was never consummated.
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    In June 1970, Duke learned she was pregnant and married Michael Tell on June 26, 1970, in order to "give (her child) a name".
    In early 1970, at the age of 23, Duke dated then-Here's Lucy star, 17-year-old Desi Arnaz, Jr. The couple's relationship was widely publicised, due in part to the vocal and public opposition of Arnaz's mother, actress Lucille Ball.
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    Duke returned to television in 1970, starring in a made-for-TV movie, My Sweet Charlie.
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  • 1969
    Age 22
    In 1969, Duke starred in Me, Natalie, a film in which she played an "ugly duckling" Brooklyn teenager struggling to make a life for herself in the Bohemian world in Greenwich Village.
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  • 1966
    Age 19
    After the cancellation of The Patty Duke Show in 1966, Duke began her adult acting career by playing Neely O'Hara in Valley of the Dolls (1967).
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  • 1965
    Age 18
    Duke was married four times and had three children. In 1965, Duke married director Harry Falk, who was 13 years her senior. During their marriage, she had repeated mood swings, drank heavily, became anorexic and overdosed on pills a number of times. The couple divorced in 1969.
  • 1963
    Age 16
    Duke's own series, The Patty Duke Show, which Sidney Sheldon created especially for her, began airing in September 1963.
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  • 1962
    Age 15
    The play was subsequently made into a 1962 film, for which Duke received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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  • 1959
    Age 12
    Duke's first major starring role was playing Helen Keller (with Anne Bancroft as Annie Sullivan) in the Broadway play The Miracle Worker, which ran from October 1959 to July 1961.
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    Also in 1959, Duke appeared in a television adaptation of Meet Me in St. Louis as Tootie Smith, the role that had been originated in the film version by Margaret O'Brien.
    In 1959, at the age of 12, Duke appeared on The $64,000 Question and won $32,000; her category of expertise was spelling.
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  • 1946
    Born in 1946.
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