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
From the moment we walk out the door until we come back home our sensibilities are so assaulted by the world that we have to soak up as much love as we can get, simply to arm ourselves.More Patty Duke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For the first time, I lived alone... in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip. For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.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]
I joke around a lot about the manic times because they're funny. We manics do outrageous things and it is part of our colorful nature.More Patty Duke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think my real depressions started when I was about 16 and doing The Patty Duke Show. I would go to bed at about 10 o'clock on a Friday night and not get up again until 6:30 Monday morning.More Patty Duke quotes [09/23/2011 10:09:03]

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