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
If I have any message for others, it is to go for help early and not to be a resistant patient.More Patty Duke quotes [09/23/2011 10:09:42]
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]
When I don't know what the music is going to be for a scene, I imagine some sort of orchestration going on and damned if they don't usually come up with a similar kind of thing.More Patty Duke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know that without treatment I would not have never been able to harness my creativity in such a successful way.More Patty Duke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate, there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing.More Patty Duke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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