Anne Bancroft
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John Astin
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Helen Keller
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Melissa Gilbert
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Sean Astin
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Patty Duke

Knowledge Identifier: +Patty_Duke


Patty Duke

American actress of stage, film, and television add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1946.

Countries: United States (79%), United Kingdom (5%), Idaho (5%)

Main connections: Anne Bancroft, John Astin, Helen Keller

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, United States Congress, TV Guide, University of Maryland Eastern Shore




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Patty Duke was born in 1946 add something


One of Duke's first acting jobs was on the soap opera "The Brighter Day," in the late 1950s add something


Helen Keller - He adapted it for a Broadway production in 1959 and an Oscar-winning feature film in 1962, starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke


Torin Thatcher - In 1959, he portrayed Captain Keller in the *award-winning play "The Miracle Worker" with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke


United Artists - In 1960, United Artists purchased Ziv Television Programs and, using the idea of financial backing for television, UA's television division was responsible for shows such as CBS's "Gilligan's Island" and three ABC programs, "The Fugitive" with David Janssen, "Outer Limits", a science fiction series, and "The Patty Duke Show" with Patty Duke and William Schallert


In 1961, Duke returned to television in her teenage years, starring with Laurence Olivier and George C. Scott in a television production of "The Power and the Glory add something


Suzanne Pleshette - In February 1961, she succeeded Anne Bancroft as Anne Sullivan Macy opposite 14-year-old Patty Duke's Helen_Keller in "The Miracle Worker"


The play was subsequently made into a 1962 film, for which Duke received the Academy award for Best Supporting Actress add something


Anne Sullivan Macy - Both Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke won Academy *awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for their roles as Sullivan and Keller in the 1962 film version


Anne Bancroft - She took the latter role to Hollywood, and won the Academy *award for Best Actress, with Patty Duke repeating her own success as Helen alongside Bancroft in the 1962 film version of the play


In 1965, Duke married her first husband, director Harry Falk, who was 13 years her senior add something


She sang in the 1965 feature film "Billie" and sang on the soundtrack of the 1966 feature film, "The Daydreamer", in which she voiced the character of Thumbelina add something


Peter Lawford - He went on to produce the 1965 Patty Duke film, "Billie", as well as two films with Sammy Davis, Jr., "Salt and Pepper" and "One More Time"


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" add something


In 1967, with "The Patty Duke Show" cancelled, Duke attempted to leave her childhood success behind and begin her adult acting career by playing Neely O'Hara in "Valley of the Dolls add something


In addition to showing clips from her long career, Duke's 1967 film "Valley of the Dolls" was screened at the end of the evening add something


Also during 1968, she had appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", and after George Jessel's comic appearance, she was introduced and sang an old Irish song, "Danny Boy" add something


Another recording was "Dona Dona" in 1968, which she performed as the second song on "The Ed Sullivan Show" add something


Sharon Tate - The couple moved into the Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood for a few months until they arranged to lease Patty Duke's home on Summit Ridge Drive in Beverly Hills during the latter part of 1968


Duke starred in "Me, Natalie," a 1969 film in which she played an "ugly duckling" Brooklyn teenager struggling to make a life for herself in the Bohemian world in Greenwich Village add something


The couple separated in 1969 and were divorced on March 3, 1970 add something


James Farentino - In 1969, he starred opposite Patty Duke in the film "Me, Natalie"


Duke returned to television in 1970, starring in a made-for-TV movie, "My Sweet Charlie add something


In early 1970, at the age of 23, Duke had an affair with 17-year old Desi Arnaz, Jr. add something


In June 1970, in the midst of a manic phase, Duke learned she was pregnant add something


Unsure whether Arnaz or Astin was the father of her unborn child, Duke married Michael Tell on June 26, 1970 in order to "give a name" add something


Their marriage lasted 13 days before ending in an annulment on July 9, 1970; Duke claimed the marriage was never consummated add something


Rue McClanahan - She appeared as a leader of Al-Anon in a 1970s informational video called "Slight Drinking Problem," in which Patty Duke played the enabling and eventually self-empowered wife of an alcoholic


Her son, actor Sean Astin, was born on February 25, 1971 add something


Duke and John Astin were married in August 1972 add something


Sean Astin - Tell's marriage to Patty Duke was annulled shortly before her marriage in 1972 to actor John Astin, who adopted her son


Astin adopted Sean, and the couple had another son, actor Mackenzie, in 1973 add something


Rosemary's Baby (film) - In the 1976 television film "Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby", Patty Duke starred as Rosemary Woodhouse and Ruth Gordon reprised her role of Minnie Castevet


She received her second Emmy for the TV miniseries "Captains and the Kings" in 1977, 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 add something


Diana Muldaur - In 1979, she starred on the made-for-television film version on NBC of "The Miracle Worker" in which she played the role of Katie Keller, the mother of the Helen Keller in which she played opposite Melissa Gilbert, Charles Siebert, and Patty Duke Astin


The Miracle Worker (1962 film) - It was remade twice for television, in 1979 with Patty Duke as Anne and Melissa Gilbert as Helen and in 2000 with Alison Elliott and Hallie Kate Eisenberg in the lead roles


Duke was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982; since she has devoted much of her time to advocating and educating the public on mental health issues add something


Her 1982 portrayal of a lesbian fashion designer in the Canadian film "By Design" garnered her a Genie award nomination for Best Foreign Actress add something


In 1982, Duke was cast alongside Richard Crenna in the ABC sitcom "It Takes Two," from "Soap" and "Benson" creator Susan Harris add something


In fact, Duke was in the throes of a manic phase as part of her then-undiagnosed bipolar disorder, which would remain undiagnosed until 1982 add something


Peter Link - Link has written the film scores for several Movies of the Week for television, "Nightmare" with Richard Crenna and Patty Duke, "The Great Niagara" with Richard Boone and "Enormous Changes At The Last Minute", a feature film for ABC, released theatrically in 1982, starring Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, and Ellen Barkin


Duke became the second woman to be elected as President of the Screen Actors Guild in 1985, and would hold the post until 1988 add something


She was later elected president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988 add something


Duke would subsequently work with Susan Harris on a new ABC series, "Hail To The Chief," which premiered in April 1985 add something


Sean Astin - Although Patty Duke and John Astin divorced in 1985, Astin has written that he has always considered John his "real" father


Duke married her fourth husband, drill sergeant Michael Pearce, in 1986 add something


While between series in 1986, Duke starred in the made-for-TV movie "A Time to Triumph," the true story of Concetta Hassan, a middle-aged woman struggling to support her family after her construction worker husband suffers an on-the-job injury, eventually becoming a United States Army helicopter pilot add something


On-set, Duke became good friends with Army drill sergeant Michael Pearce, who was a technical advisor for the production; the couple married on March 15, 1986 add something


In 1987, Duke returned to series television in another short-lived comedy, "Karen's Song," which aired on the fledgling Fox network add something


In 1987, Duke revealed in her autobiography that she was diagnosed with manic depression in 1982 add something


Though Duke said in her 1987 autobiography that John Astin was Sean's biological father, she later stated that she had always believed that Desi Arnaz, Jr. was Sean's actual biological father add something


Teri Hatcher - In 1987, she played the daughter of Patty Duke's lead character in the short-lived Fox comedy "Karen's Song"


The couple moved to Hayden, Idaho, and adopted a son, Kevin, who was born in 1988 add something


Rip Taylor - In 1988 Taylor and Patty Duke appeared on "Super Password" for one week


In 1990, the autobiography that Duke had dictated to Turan, "Call Me Anna," was adapted for television; she played herself from her mid-30s onward add something


Anita Gillette - In the 1990s, Gillette starred in two "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movies, "The Summer of Ben Tyler" with James Woods and "A Christmas Memory" with Patty Duke


Duke would later portray the mother of Meg Ryan's character in the 1992 film adaptation of the play "Prelude to a Kiss add something


It turned out that neither statement was correct; in 1994, Sean Astin underwent biological testing to determine his paternity, and the results showed that Astin's father is actually Michael Tell add something


Truman Capote - The TV movie "Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory", with Patty Duke and Piper Laurie, was a 1997 remake, directed by Glenn Jordan


" Her appearances in 3 episodes of "Touched by an Angel" resulted in a nomination in 1999 for an Emmy award add something


Duke gradually reduced her work schedule throughout the first decade of 2000, but took occasional TV and film roles add something


On August 17, 2004, Duke received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the motion picture industry add something


On November 2, 2004, Duke announced that she would undergo single cardiac bypass surgery in Idaho add something


She returned to New York in 2005, but not for any role; she instead attended a memorial for Anne Bancroft, who had died from uterine cancer add something


In December 2007, Duke was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the University of North Florida for her work in advancing awareness of mental health issues add something


In early 2009, Duke reprised her role as Patty Lane and Cathy Lane in PSAs about retiring for The Social Security Administration add something


On March 24, 2009, she replaced Carol Kane as Madame Morrible in the San Francisco production of the musical "Wicked" add something


Drop Dead Diva - Among them are: Quinton Aaron, Melissa Ponzio, Candice Accola, Clay Aiken, Louis Van Amstel, Jake T. Austin, Diedrich Bader, Lance Bass, Amanda Bearse, Delta Burke, Danielle Campbell, Bruce Davison, David Denman, Patty Duke, Jorja Fox, Vivica A. Fox, Tony Goldwyn, Elliott Gould, Nancy Grace, Kathy Griffin, Tim Gunn, Deidre Hall, Valerie Harper, Gregory Harrison, Natasha Henstridge, Howard Hesseman, Star Jones, Kim Kardashian, Rami Kashou, Ricki Lake, Sharon Lawrence, Mario Lopez, Chad Lowe, MacKenzie Mauzy


Valley of the Dolls (film) - On July 20, 2009, Patty Duke appeared at the Castro Theater in San Francisco with a benefit screening of the film, and said that director Mark Robson made Garland wait from 8am to 4pm before filming her scenes for the day, knowing that Garland would be upset and drunk by that time


In 2010, Duke recorded a series of PSAs for the Social Security Administration to help promote applying online for Medicare, including one with George Takei add something


She left the production on February 7, 2010 add something


On March 6, 2010, Duke was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore add something


As of early 2011, Duke appears in PSAs promoting the Social Security Website add something


Patty Duke's character in the 2011 series "The Protector" is shown struggling with accepting her bipolar disorder, mimicking her real life condition add something


She played the mother of a murdered deep-sea diver on the Oct. 10, 2011, episode of "Hawaii Five-0" add something


In May 2011, Duke directed the stage version of "The Miracle Worker" at Interplayers Theater in Spokane, Washington add something


Meredith Baxter - In April 2013, it was announced that Baxter will be in the Season 4 finale episode of "Glee", along with Patty Duke, as a mentor to Darren Criss's character Blaine Anderson and Chris Colfer's character Kurt Hummel


Another opportunity for her to reprise Patty and Cathy has been in 2016 for the promotion of MeTV. add something


Duke died on the morning of March 29, 2016, at the age of 69, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, of sepsis from a ruptured intestine add something


It was published posthumously in February 2018 add something