Patty Duke, Best Supporting Actress 1962: MovieMonday.com

THE MIRACLE WORKER

(Biography - NR)

Patty Duke won her Supporting Oscar for playing the animal-like young Helen Keller.


Patty Duke (1946 - )

American child actress, born in New York, as Anna Marie Duke. Patty Duke was married to actor John Astin. She is now happily married to Michael Pearce. She suffered with Manic-Depression, but now has it under control. Patty Duke wrote a book about the illness, "A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness."

Then 14, Patty Duke became the youngest person to win an Oscar in competition with adults. It was also her first movie. She was the youngest person to have a TV show named after her, at age 16.

Her THE MIRACLE WORKER co-star, Anne Bancroft, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft first played their roles on Broadway.

Her other films include:

I'LL CRY TOMORROW
COUNTRY MUSIC HOLIDAY
THE GODDESS
4-D MAN
BILLIE
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
ME NATALIE
THE SWARM
PRELUDE TO A KISS

Her television credits include:

THE PATTY DUKE SHOW (TV SERIES)
THE POWER AND THE GLORY
MY SWEET CHARLIE
IF TOMORROW COMES
SHE WAITS
NIGHTMARE
CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS
BEFORE AND AFTER
BEST KEPT SECRETS
FATAL JUDGEMENT
AMITYVILLE: The Evil Escapes
ABSOLUTE STRANGERS
THE PATTY DUKE SHOW (series)
IT TAKES TWO (series)
HAIL TO THE CHIEF (series)

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