Patty Duke

Patty Duke

Her role as Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker' (1962)
As a child star Duke was famous for her portrayal of Helen Keller in the 1962 film The Miracle Worker. She first played the role on Broadway in 1959, with Anne Bancroft as Keller's teacher Anne Sullivan; the film version won Oscars for both Duke and Bancroft. The Patty Duke Show, in which she played identical cousins from different backgrounds, was a hit from 1963-66. She continued her acting career into adulthood, making something of a specialty of TV movies. She was married to the actor John Astin (famous for playing Gomez on TV's The Addams Family) from 1972-85; their sons Sean and Mackenzie also are actors. In the early 1980s Duke was diagnosed with manic depression; in 1992 she published a book about the disease, A Brilliant Madness. Source: who2.com
Reality is hard. It is no walk in the park, this thing called Life.More Patty Duke quotes [09/23/2011 10:09:03]
Sometimes it is the simplest, seemingly most inane, most practical stuff that matters the most to someone.More Patty Duke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I'm 80 and sitting in a rocking chair listening to the Rolling Stones, there is absolutely no way I'm going to feel old or forget my younger days.More Patty Duke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.More Patty Duke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.More Patty Duke quotes [09/23/2011 10:09:52]

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