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
I have two books that were published quite some time ago. I start to read about three sentences. I have to close it. I am so self-conscious. Who did I think I was?More Patty Duke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries.More Patty Duke quotes [09/23/2011 09:09:02]
I kind of like the position of being the fair-haired savior of my mother.More Patty Duke quotes [09/23/2011 10:09:39]
I've come to believe that whoever I am didn't start on December 14, 1946, and isn't going to end on whatever that mysterious date is in the future.More Patty Duke quotes [09/23/2011 10:09:38]

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