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Patty Duke was probably the most acclaimed child actress of her generation, and in contrast to child famous actors from earlier within the century, she really could act. By sheer possibility, her older sibling Raymond acquired presented her to his agencies, John and Ethel Ross, a childless few who specific in the task of kid performers. The Rosses instantly took Duke at hand, renaming her Patty (after kid superstar Patty McCormack, after that doing The Poor Seed on-stage), obtaining her careers on tv (from 1953 with an appearance being a dancer in the Tone of voice of Firestone series) and in films. By enough time she was 12, Duke acquired done four main feature movies (including I’ll Cry Tomorrow as well as the Goddess) and 50 tv shows (included in this an appearance in the $64,000 Problem, where she was coached within the answers alongside her contestant-partner Eddie Hodges — she afterwards uncovered everything to a Congressional looking into committee), in addition to in several advertisements. The milestone in her executing career, nevertheless, was The Magic Worker, a enjoy about the first life from the deaf-blind Helen Keller, which acquired previously been performed on tv with Patty McCormack, the kid superstar after whom the Rosses acquired selected Duke’s theatrical initial name. Duke became a superstar on Broadway at age group 12 playing Keller within the Miracle Worker reverse Anne Bancroft as Keller’s instructor Annie Sullivan. Not merely was the perform popular, but Duke gained numerous theatrical honours, and the manufacturer afterwards positioned her name above the name over the marquee and in the marketing, the youngest performer extremely honored. She starred within the 1962 film version and gained the Best Helping Actress Academy Prize the following springtime, when she was 14 yrs . old, the youngest celebrity ever to earn a competitive Oscar, besting Angela Lansbury within the Manchurian Candidate, among various other nominees. Amid all this achievement and acclaim, Duke was, as she afterwards uncovered, horribly abused by John and Ethel Ross, who compelled her to consider drugs (also offering her the anti-psychotic medication Thorazine) and offered her alcohol frequently before she is at her teenagers. John Ross also attempted to molest her sexually, and their general treatment demolished whatever possibility she acquired for a standard childhood, in addition to damaging her adult lifestyle. To an incredible number of American teenagers, nevertheless, Duke was going to end up being the quintessential bubbly American teen. In 1963, actually prior to the Oscar was earned, she was authorized by United Performers Television to celebrity in her personal series, eventually referred to as The Patty Duke Display. The series originated by long term best-selling writer Sidney Sheldon, with whom Duke spent several times — as she later on revealed, he most likely detected the mental issues that she was experiencing without knowing them, viewing in her two very different women, and discovering the idea for the display — Duke performed a dual part, Patty Street and Cathy Street, lookalike cousins with completely different behaviour toward existence. The Patty Duke Display was an instantaneous hit, and went through 1966, turning Duke into probably one of the most well-known teenage stars from the period — children who never heard about Helen Keller or The Wonder Worker cherished Duke in her part of Patty Street, the teenage high-school woman who, because the theme music said, “loves to rock and roll & move/A hot puppy makes her shed control.” She was certainly the youngest performer ever to obtain a series called after her (this is usually reserved for folks like Andy Griffith, Dick Truck Dyke, Costs Cosby, and Mary Tyler Moore, most of whom acquired some type of background), and it had been still well-known by the end of its operate in 1966 — actually, ABC wished to renew it for another period, but wished it in color, and United Artists was unwilling to invest in the higher creation costs. The series’ achievement led to an effort by United Performers Records to advertise Patty Duke as a teenager pop superstar, which been successful briefly in 1965 using the one “Don’t Simply Stand There.” That record reached amount eight over the charts, as well as the associated record was also popular. Her following singles and another three albums, Patty, Patty Duke’s Greatest Strikes, and TV’s Teenager Star, in addition to the soundtrack towards the 1965 film Billie, which she sang two music, didn’t fare almost aswell. Ironically, Duke understood that she was no vocalist but acquired beliefs that her companies would create something listenable — she cherished singing, even though recording process afterwards became such agony that she found loathe the task she was performing in the studio room, and left behind it at her first chance, in 1968. Duke’s later on acting profession faltered in films like Valley from the Dolls, although she later on earned a Golden World Award as Greatest Actress on her behalf efficiency in Me Natalie, and an Emmy on her behalf work in my own Lovely Charlie. By that point, the torments of her previously life got started to blight her adult living, and her existence was marred by unsatisfied relationships and divorce, and also other personal complications. She later on authored two books and offered as president from the Display Stars Guild from 1985 through 1989, and earned even more Emmy Awards. She continuing to do something, and was billed as Patty Duke Astin, in addition to Patty Duke, pursuing her relationship to professional John Astin. Patty Duke passed away in March 2016 at age 69. Although she do numerous adult assignments, and composed (effectively) on extremely serious topics, to a particular segment of the populace born through the ’50s she generally evoked images from the quintessential American teenage gal from the ’60s.

Quick Facts


Full Name Patty Duke
Died March 29, 2016, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
Height 1.52 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Author
Nationality American
Spouse Michael Pearce, John Astin, Michael Tell, Harry Falk
Children Sean Astin, Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Pearce
Parents John Patrick Duke, Frances Duke
Siblings Ray Duke, Karen Duke
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series, TV Land Favorite Dual Role Character Award
Music Songs Don't Just Stand There, Say Something Funny, Funny Little Butterflies, Whenever She Holds You, Everything but Love, Opening Theme From The Patty Duke Show - Season 1, Time to Move On, And We Were Strangers, The End of the World, One Kiss Away, What the World Needs Now Is Love, Puff the Magic Dragon, Blowin' in the Wind, It's Impossible, Learn To Live With Your Heartbreak, The Bells of Rhymney, My Own Little Place, A Million Things To Do, Little Things Mean A Lot, The World Is Watching Us, Theme from the Valley of the Dolls, I Love How You Love Me, The Cruel War, Give a Little More, Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye, Half Hearted Kisses, Lonely Little in Between, Come Live with Me, All I Have to Do Is Dream, The Housewife's Lament, Why Don't They Understand, Nothing But You
Albums Don't Just Stand There, Patty Duke Sings Songs From The Valley Of The Dolls & Other Selections, Patty Duke Sings Folk Songs - Time To Move On, Don't Just Stand There/Patty, Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls/Sings Folk Songs, The Very Best of Patty Duke: Just Patty, TV's Teen Star, The Patty Duke Collection
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Female, Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama or Comedy Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement - Children's Programming, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Religious Programming - Performers
Movies The Miracle Worker, Valley of the Dolls, Me, Natalie, My Sweet Charlie, Billie, Prelude to a Kiss, Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive, The Swarm, You'll Like My Mother, Bigger Than the Sky, A Killer Among Friends, A Family of Strangers, The Disappearing Act, Absolute Strangers, Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes, The Goddess, A Christmas Memory, The Daydreamer, Love Finds a Home, Always Remember I Love You, Country Music Holiday, Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door, Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby, Cries from the Heart, Amazing Love, Fight for Life, Unanswered Prayers, The Babysitter, A Family Upside Down, She Waits, A Season for Miracles, Murder Without Conviction, Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story, Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah, By Design, Willy/Milly, The Women's Room, To Face Her Past, Daddy Who?, One Woman's Courage, Hanging by a Thread, Little John, Final Justice, Before and After, September Gun, Curse of the Black Widow, Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights, Having Babies III, Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace, The Girl on the Edge of Town, Two on a Bench
TV Shows Match Game, Karen's Song, Hail to the Chief, George Washington, It Takes Two, The Patty Duke Show, The Brighter Day, A Matter of Justice, Captains and the Kings, Amazing Grace, Kitty Foyle


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1 Upon her death, she was cremated, alongside her mother, at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, and her ashes were given to her family.
2 Her paternal grandparents were Irish immigrants. Her mother was of three quarters Irish and one quarter German ancestry.
3 As a youngster, she would appear on amateur nights at the Elks club #878 in Elmhurst, Queens where she lived.
4 She was widely known to be a very private lady.
5 Was one of 22 Oscar-winning actresses to have been born in the state of New York. The others are Alice Brady, Teresa Wright, Anne Revere, Celeste Holm, Claire Trevor, Judy Holliday, Shirley Booth, Susan Hayward, Anne Bancroft, Barbra Streisand, Jane Fonda, Lee Grant, Beatrice Straight, Whoopi Goldberg, Mercedes Ruehl, Marisa Tomei, Mira Sorvino, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Connelly, Melissa Leo and Anne Hathaway.
6 Was one of 20 actresses who did not receive an Oscar nomination for their Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe-winning performance; hers being for Me, Natalie (1969). The others, in chronological order, are: June Allyson for Too Young to Kiss (1951), Ethel Merman for Call Me Madam (1953), Jean Simmons for Guys and Dolls (1955), Taina Elg and Kay Kendall for Les Girls (1957), Marilyn Monroe for Some Like It Hot (1959), Rosalind Russell for A Majority of One (1961) and Gypsy (1962), Twiggy for The Boy Friend (1971), Raquel Welch for The Three Musketeers (1973), Barbra Streisand for A Star Is Born (1976), Bernadette Peters for Pennies from Heaven (1981), Kathleen Turner for Romancing the Stone (1984) and Prizzi's Honor (1985), Miranda Richardson for Enchanted April (1991), Jamie Lee Curtis for True Lies (1994), Nicole Kidman for To Die For (1995), Madonna for Evita (1996), Renée Zellweger for Nurse Betty (2000), Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), and Amy Adams for Big Eyes (2014).
7 Was friends with William Schallert.
8 When receiving her Academy Awards statuette for Miracle Worker, back in 1962, she is recorded for having the shortest talk of all Academy Awards history ceremonies. She just said: "Thank You" and got away.
9 Was the 56th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar for The Miracle Worker (1962) at The 35th Annual Academy Awards (1963) on April 8, 1963.
10 Became a grandmother for the third time at age 58 when her son Sean Astin and his wife Christine Astin welcomed a daughter, Isabella Louise Astin on July 22, 2005.
11 Became a grandmother for the second time at age 55 when her son Sean Astin and his wife Christine Astin welcomed a daughter, Elizabeth Louise Astin on August 6, 2002.
12 Became a grandmother for the first time at age 49 when her son Sean Astin and his wife Christine Astin welcomed a daughter, Ali Astin on November 27, 1996.
13 Gave birth to her second child at age 26, a son Mackenzie Alexander Astin (aka Mackenzie Astin) on May 12, 1973. Child's father is her third ex-husband, John Astin.
14 Gave birth to her first child at age 24, a son Sean Patrick Duke (aka Sean Astin) on February 25, 1971. Child's father is her second ex-husband, Michael Tell.
15 Received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland on March 6, 2010.
16 Received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida on December 14, 2007.
17 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 17, 2004.
18 She had made guest appearances on both Hawaii Five-O (1968) and Hawaii Five-0 (2010).
19 Sean Patrick Astin was born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California to Patty Duke. This was long reported that his father was John Astin (famous for playing Gomez on "The Addams Family" (1964) among other things) whom Duke married nearly 18 months later on August 5, 1972. DNA testing later proved that his biological father was Michael Tell, to whom Duke was shortly married to (June 26-July 9, 1970) before the marriage was annulled.
20 Her mother, Frances Duke, died in 1993.
21 Moved, with husband Michael Pearce, to Idaho in 1990.
22 Though she professionally went by Patty Duke, to friends she was Anna (her birth name) Pearce (her married last name).
23 Although she had been on stage and in film for over five years at the time she appeared in Valley of the Dolls (1967), she said it was her co-star Sharon Tate who taught her how to use make-up to her best advantage.
24 At the time she won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar, she was the youngest person ever to win an Oscar in a competitive category. (In 1973, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest person to win a competitive Academy Awards at age 10). This is partially because AMPAS discontinued their practice of awarding miniature Oscars to "child" actors following Hayley Mills' mini-statuette in 1961 for Pollyanna (1960), allowing actors of all ages to compete for "regular" Academy Awards.
25 Early in her career, she won the top prize on the game show The $64,000 Question (1955).
26 She won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), making her one of 17 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other sixteen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938), Gary Cooper for playing Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941), Jason Robards for playing Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976), Robert De Niro for playing Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980), Sissy Spacek for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Jeremy Irons for playing Claus Von Bullow in Reversal of Fortune (1990), Susan Sarandon for playing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995), Geoffrey Rush for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996), Julia Roberts for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000), Jim Broadbent for playing John Bayley in Iris (2001), Helen Mirren for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), Sandra Bullock for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009), Melissa Leo for playing Alice Eklund-Ward in The Fighter (2010), Christian Bale for playing Dickie Eklund in The Fighter (2010), Meryl Streep for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011) and most recently Eddie Redmayne for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014).
27 Spoke at the memorial service for her beloved friend and mentor, Miss Anne Bancroft. [June 2005]
28 Parents are John Patrick and Frances Duke; her father was an alcoholic and left the family when Patty was very young.
29 Underwent single bypass heart surgery on November 3, 2004 at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
30 Sister of Ray Duke and Carol Duke Kennedy. Patty was the youngest of the three.
31 Early in her career, she appeared in television commercials, including one for the Remco Movieland Drive-In Theatre toy.
32 Won the Theatre World Award for Best Debut Performance for the 1959-1960 Broadway season. She was awarded this honor for her performance as Helen Keller in the stage version of "The Miracle Worker".
33 Grandmother of actress Ali Astin, Isabella Louise Astin and Elizabeth Louise Astin.
34 Has a gold record, "Please, Just Don't Stand There" (1965) in addition to her acting awards.
35 According to her book "Call Me Anna", she was pregnant and unmarried when she met Michael Tell and she married him to give the unborn child a name. Sean was conceived around the time she was involved with John Astin.
36 Her second marriage to Michael Tell came about suddenly during a particular virulent manic attack, ignited by a broken romance with Desi Arnaz Jr.. The marriage lasted 13 days.
37 She was the youngest actress at the time (12) to have her name above the marquee title on Broadway ("The Miracle Worker") and the youngest ever (16) to have a television series bearing her name (The Patty Duke Show (1963)).
38 Born at 10:39 PM EST.
39 President of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) (1985-1988).
40 Mother of Sean Astin with Michael Tell and Mackenzie Astin with John Astin.
41 Adopted a son, Kevin Pearce (born 1988), with Michael Pearce.
42 She had been diagnosed as being manic-depressive, and had co-authored a book about the disorder, "A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness".


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Power of the Air 2017 post-production Charlene Summers
Liv and Maddie 2015 TV Series Grandma Janice / Great-Aunt Hillary
Glee 2013 TV Series Jan
Amazing Love 2012 Helen
Drop Dead Diva 2012 TV Series Rita Curtis
Hawaii Five-0 2011 TV Series Sylvia Spencer
The Protector 2011 TV Series Beverly
Unanswered Prayers 2010 TV Movie Irene
Throwing Stones 2009 TV Movie Patti Thom
Love Finds a Home 2009 TV Movie Mary
The Four Children of Tander Welch 2008 Susan Metler
Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door 2006 TV Movie Bridget Connolly
Bigger Than the Sky 2005 Mrs. Keene / Earlene
Take Me Home: A Child's Experience of Internment 2005 Short Narrator
Murder Without Conviction 2004 TV Movie Mother Joseph
Judging Amy 2004 TV Series Valerie Bing
Wrong Turn 2003/II Short Esther
Touched by an Angel 1998-2003 TV Series Jean / Nancy Williams
Little John 2002 TV Movie Sylvia
First Years 2001 TV Series Evelyn Harrison
Family Law 2001 TV Series Judge Sylvia Formenti
Love Lessons 2000 TV Movie Sunny Andrews
Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story 2000 TV Movie Anne Kincaid
A Season for Miracles 1999 TV Movie Angel
Kimberly 1999 Dr. Feinstenberger
The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights 1999 TV Movie Patty Lane Cathy Lane MacAllister
When He Didn't Come Home 1998 TV Movie Faye Dolan
A Christmas Memory 1997 TV Movie Sook
Frasier 1997 TV Series Alice
To Face Her Past 1996 TV Movie Beth Bradfield
Harvest of Fire 1996 TV Movie Annie Beiler
Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah 1996 TV Movie Natalie Porter
When the Vows Break 1995 TV Movie Barbara Parker
Amazing Grace 1995 TV Series Hannah Miller
Cries from the Heart 1994 TV Movie Terry
One Woman's Courage 1994 TV Movie Grace McKenna
A Matter of Justice 1993 TV Movie Mary Brown
No Child of Mine 1993 TV Movie Lucille Jenkins
Family of Strangers 1993 TV Movie Beth Thompson
A Killer Among Friends 1992 TV Movie Jean Monroe
Prelude to a Kiss 1992 Mrs. Boyle
Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive 1992 TV Movie Jean Williams
The Legend of Prince Valiant 1991-1992 TV Series Lady Morgana
Last Wish 1992 TV Movie Betty Rollin
The Torkelsons 1991 TV Series Catharine Jeffers
Absolute Strangers 1991 TV Movie Judge Ray
Always Remember I Love You 1990 TV Movie Ruth Monroe
Call Me Anna 1990 TV Movie Anna Marie Duke
The Hitch-Hikers 1989
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure 1989 TV Movie Carolyn Henry
Amityville: The Evil Escapes 1989 TV Movie Nancy Evans
Fatal Judgement 1988 TV Movie Anne Capute
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace 1988 TV Movie Althea Sloan
J.J. Starbuck 1987 TV Series Verna Mckidden
Fight for Life 1987 TV Movie Shirley Abrams
It's a Living 1987 TV Series Patty Duke
Karen's Song 1987 TV Series Karen Matthews
Willy/Milly 1986 Doris Niceman
George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation 1986 TV Movie Martha Washington
A Time to Triumph 1986 TV Movie Concetta Hassan
Hail to the Chief 1985 TV Series President Julia Mansfield
Hotel 1985 TV Series Gayla Erikson
Gifts of Greatness 1985 Video Amy Lowell
The Love Boat 1977-1984 TV Series Lilly Mackim / Shirlee Warner
George Washington 1984 TV Mini-Series Martha Washington
Best Kept Secrets 1984 TV Movie Laura Dietz (as Patty Duke Astin)
Insight 1974-1983 TV Series Peters / Mother Alicia / Nelli Grubb / ...
September Gun 1983 TV Movie Sister Dulcina (as Patty Duke Astin)
It Takes Two 1982-1983 TV Series Molly Quinn
Something So Right 1982 TV Movie Jeanne Bosnick (as Patty Duke Astin)
Please Don't Hit Me, Mom 1981 TV Movie Barbara Reynolds (as Patty Duke Astin)
The Violation of Sarah McDavid 1981 TV Movie Sarah McDavid (as Patty Duke Astin)
By Design 1981 Helen (as Patty Duke Astin)
The Girl on the Edge of Town 1981 TV Movie Martha (as Patty Duke Astin)
The Babysitter 1980 TV Movie Liz Benedict (as Patty Duke Astin)
Mom, the Wolfman and Me 1980 TV Movie Deborah Bergman
The Women's Room 1980 TV Movie Lily
The Miracle Worker 1979 TV Movie Anne Sullivan
Before and After 1979 TV Movie Carole Matthews (as Patty Duke Astin)
Hanging by a Thread 1979 TV Movie Sue Grainger (as Patty Duke Astin)
Women in White 1979 TV Movie Cathy Payson
The Swarm 1978 Rita (as Patty Duke Astin)
A Family Upside Down 1978 TV Movie Wendy (as Patty Duke Astin)
Having Babies III 1978 TV Movie Leslee Wexler
The Storyteller 1977 TV Movie Sue Davidoff (as Patty Duke Astin)
Killer on Board 1977 TV Movie Norma Walsh
Curse of the Black Widow 1977 TV Movie Laura Lockwood (as Patty Duke Astin)
Rosetti and Ryan 1977 TV Series Sylvia Crawford
Fire! 1977 TV Movie Dr. Peggy Wilson (as Patty Duke Astin)
Captains and the Kings 1976 TV Mini-Series Bernadette Hennessey Armagh Bernadette Hennessey
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby 1976 TV Movie Rosemary Woodhouse (as Patty Duke Astin)
The Streets of San Francisco 1976 TV Series Susan Rosen
Phillip and Barbara 1976 TV Movie Barbara Logan (as Patty Duke Astin)
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1975 TV Series Kate Gannard
Police Woman 1975 TV Series Larue Collins
Police Story 1975 TV Series Daniele
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 1974 TV Series Melanie Kline
The Wide World of Mystery 1974 TV Series Adelaide
Nightmare 1974 TV Movie Jan Richards
Circle of Fear 1973 TV Series Linda Colby
Hawaii Five-O 1973 TV Series Toni
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1972 TV Series Lois
The Sixth Sense 1972 TV Series Elizabeth
You'll Like My Mother 1972 Francesca Kinsolving
Deadly Harvest 1972 TV Movie Jenny
She Waits 1972 TV Movie Laura Wilson
If Tomorrow Comes 1971 TV Movie Eileen Phillips
Night Gallery 1971 TV Series Holly Schaeffer (segment "The Diary")
Two on a Bench 1971 TV Movie Macy Kramer
Birdbath 1971 TV Short Velma Sparrow
Matt Lincoln 1970 TV Series Sheila
My Sweet Charlie 1970 TV Movie Marlene Chambers
The Cliff 1970 TV Movie Sheila
Me, Natalie 1969 Natalie Miller
Journey to the Unknown 1969 TV Movie Barbara King (episode 'The Last Visitor'
Journey to the Unknown 1969 TV Series Barbara King
Valley of the Dolls 1967 Neely O'Hara
The Virginian 1967 TV Series Sue Ann McRae
The Daydreamer 1966 Thumbelina (voice)
The Patty Duke Show 1963-1966 TV Series Patty Lane Cathy Lane Patricia Harrison ...
Billie 1965 Billie Carol
Best of Patty Duke 1963 TV Movie Patty Lane Cathy Lane
Wide Country 1963 TV Series Cindy Hopkins
The United States Steel Hour 1958-1962 TV Series Kathy / Penelope / Robin Kent / ...
Ben Casey 1962 TV Series Janie Wahl
The Miracle Worker 1962 Helen Keller
The Power and the Glory 1961 TV Movie Coral
Once Upon a Christmas Time 1959 TV Movie Lori
Happy Anniversary 1959 Debbie Walters
4D Man 1959 Marjorie Sutherland
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1956-1959 TV Series Gina / Angelina Rico / Marianne Doona
Meet Me in St. Louis 1959 TV Movie 'Tootie' Smith
Swiss Family Robinson 1958 TV Movie Lynda
Kraft Theatre 1957-1958 TV Series Roberta / Betty
The Goddess 1958 Emily Ann Faulkner, age 8
The DuPont Show of the Month 1957-1958 TV Series Young Cathy
Country Music Holiday 1958 'Sis' Brand
Kitty Foyle 1958 TV Series Molly Scharf as a girl
An American Girl 1958 Short Augusta Davis
Rendezvous 1958 TV Series
The Brighter Day 1954 TV Series Ellen Williams Dennis #1 (1958-1959)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manson Family Movies 1984 Video performer: "Theme from Valley of the Dolls"
Deadly Harvest 1972 TV Movie performer: "Blowin in the Wind"
Valley of the Dolls 1967 performer: "Give A Little More", "It's Impossible"
The Patty Duke Show 1963-1966 TV Series performer - 8 episodes
Shindig! 1965 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Billie 1965 performer: "Funny Little Butterflies", "Lonely Little In Between"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights 1999 TV Movie executive producer
Call Me Anna 1990 TV Movie co-producer - as Anna Duke-Pearce

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Call Me Anna 1990 TV Movie book

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Words 2015 TV Special Herself - Celebrity (as Patty Duke Astin)
Once in a Lew Moon 2015 Documentary Herself
My Music: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 2010 TV Movie Herself - Host
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2009 TV Series Herself
About Us 2006 TV Series documentary Narrator
Larry King Live 2004-2006 TV Series Herself
In Time of War: the Japanese American Experience of WWII 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Narrator
Good Day Live 2004 TV Series Herself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Herself
20/20 1989-2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Herself (Karl Malden tribute)
Biography 2001-2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Herself - Interviewee
The Caroline Rhea Show 2003 TV Series Herself
The O'Reilly Factor 2003 TV Series Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2002 TV Special Herself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 1999-2001 TV Series documentary Narrator / Herself
Backstory 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Child Stars: Their Story 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
The View 2000 TV Series Herself
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Profile 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Reel to Reel 1998 TV Movie Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself
Angels, Our Mysterious Messengers 1995 TV Movie documentary
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995 TV Series Herself
Later with Bob Costas 1993 TV Series Herself
The Dini Petty Show 1992 TV Series Herself
Today 1992 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 1992 TV Series Herself
The $10,000 Pyramid 1979-1991 TV Series Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1990 TV Series Herself
The More You Know 1989 TV Series Herself
Fatal Passions 1989 TV Movie documentary Host
Hour Magazine 1982-1988 TV Series Herself
Super Password 1985-1988 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
The Wil Shriner Show 1987 TV Series Herself
The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards 1986 TV Special Herself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Whose School Is It? 1986 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963-1985 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special (as Patty Duke Astin)
Comedy Zone 1984 TV Series Herself
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Winner: Favourite Female Performer in New Television Program
I Love Liberty 1982 TV Special Herself (as Patty Duke Astin)
Password Plus 1979-1982 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1980 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
Chain Reaction 1980 TV Series Herself
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1980 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Mike Douglas Show 1967-1979 TV Series Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Actress / Herself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1978 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series & Best Supporting Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special
The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978 TV Special Herself - Past Winner (as Patty Duke Astin)
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Herself
Inside 'The Swarm' 1978 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Patty Duke Astin)
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1977 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series
Stumpers! 1976 TV Series Herself - Contestant
Tattletales 1974-1976 TV Series Herself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1969-1976 TV Series Herself
Match Game 73 1975-1976 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Match Game PM 1975 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Don Adams' Screen Test 1975 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1966-1973 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show 1972 TV Series Herself
The Movie Game 1970 TV Series Herself
The 22nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1970 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
The David Frost Show 1969-1970 TV Series Herself
Playboy After Dark 1970 TV Series Herself
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1970 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy / Musical and Presenter: Best Actress in a TV-Series-Comedy / Musical
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Herself
The Dick Cavett Show 1969 TV Series Herself
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards 1969 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Jacqueline Susann and the Valley of the Dolls 1968 TV Short documentary Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1968 TV Series Singer
The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1968 TV Series Herself
Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage 1967 TV Movie Herself
The Woody Woodbury Show 1967 TV Series Herself
Dateline: Hollywood 1967 TV Series Herself
Dream Girl of '67 1967 TV Series Herself - Fashion Hostess
Think Twentieth 1967 Documentary short Herself
The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1966 TV Series Herself
Shindig! 1965 TV Series Herself - Singer
The 36th Annual Academy Awards 1964 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Jimmy Dean Show 1963 TV Series Herself
The 35th Annual Academy Awards 1963 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1963 TV Special Herself - Winner: Most Promising Newcomer - Female and Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Isn't She Great 2000 Neely O'Hara in 'Valley of the Dolls' (uncredited)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary Helen Keller
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - In Memoriam
The 70th Annual Tony Awards 2016 TV Special Herself / Memoriam Segment
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Precious 2009/II Herself (uncredited)
Gotta Get Off This Merry Go Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes 2006 Video documentary Herself / Neely O'Hara
The Dish on Dolls 2006 Video short Neely O'Hara
The Divine Ms. Susann 2006 Video short Herself
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Herself - Screen Test

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 OFTA TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Actors and Actresses

Along with her eponymous television series, Patty Duke

2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Dual Role Character The Patty Duke Show (1963)
2004 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 17 August 2004. At 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award Temecula Valley International Film Festival
1984 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Fictional Television Drama September Gun (1983) · Bill Brademan (producer)
· Edwin Self (producer)
· Robert Preston (actor)
1983 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program
1980 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special The Miracle Worker (1979)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Captains and the Kings (1976)
1970 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Me, Natalie (1969)
1970 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role My Sweet Charlie (1970)
1963 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Miracle Worker (1962)
1963 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer - Female The Miracle Worker (1962)
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Supporting Performance The Miracle Worker (1962)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Dual-Role Character The Patty Duke Show (1963)
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Touched by an Angel (1994)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special George Washington (1984)
1984 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Religious Programming - Performers Insight (1960)
1983 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by a Foreign Actress By Design (1981)
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special The Women's Room (1980)
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement - Children's Programming The Girl on the Edge of Town (1981)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series Having Babies III (1978)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special A Family Upside Down (1978)
1970 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Dramatic Performance Me, Natalie (1969)
1966 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Star - Female The Patty Duke Show (1963)
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Musical Performance, Female Billie (1965)
1964 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead) The Patty Duke Show (1963)
1963 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actress The Miracle Worker (1962)


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1 [on her plans to speak out about her bypass operation, despite advice not to] My agent may say ix-nay on the bypass but I can't; that's me. It's more important for me to be myself.
2 [on where she keeps her Oscar] Oscar was a doorstop; Oscar was in the basement. I went through a period of false humility. I thought if I had Oscar out people would think I was full of myself. Now Oscar is in a beautiful etagere near my front door.
3 As the boys grew up, my manias took the form of irritability and unpredictable flashes of rage. It was intense.
4 Actors take risks all the time. We put ourselves on the line. It is creative to be able to interpret someone's words and breathe life into them.
5 A lot of us were under the impression that there is only one Sign Language and that it is international!
6 From the time Sean [son Sean Astin] was born, until I was diagnosed, I was murder to live with. I don't think I was marriage material at all until seven years ago.
7 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.
8 [speaking of son Sean Astin and his role in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy] We call that Sean's little independent movie.
9 I subscribe to the theory that says you're a product of all your experiences. And I am finally, most of the time, happy with the product. I now think it is OK to be Patty Duke.
10 I've beaten my own bad system, and on some days, most days, that feels like a miracle.
11 [on her wardrobe on The Patty Duke Show (1963)] Not only did I hate those clothes, but they put my name on some and successfully merchandised them, so a lot of other poor girls were walking around with the same ugly clothes I had to wear.


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