Patty Duke

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Anna Marie Duke
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/14/1946, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; author
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Patty Duke Fast Facts:
  • Began acting at age 8 when her brother's talent managers spotted her.
  • First credited screen role was in 1958's The Goddess.
  • Practiced walking around blindfolded to prepare for the role of Helen Keller on Broadway in The Miracle Worker; reprised the role for the 1962 film version and won an Oscar.
  • In 1963 became the youngest person to have a TV show named after her (The Patty Duke Show).
  • Appeared in the cult classic Valley of the Dolls in 1967.
  • Won her first Emmy for 1970's My Sweet Charlie.
  • Has appeared in more than 70 TV movies, including a 1979 version of The Miracle Worker in which she played Annie Sullivan.
  • Became the second woman elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in 1985.
  • Published the frank autobiography Call Me Anna in 1987 and revealed she was manic depressive; authored A Brilliant Madness: Living With Manic Depressive Illness in 1992.
  • Returned to Broadway in the 2002 revival of Oklahoma!
  • Is an advocate for mental-health issues.
  • Patty Duke Relationships:
  • Charlene Pearce - Stepdaughter
  • Francis Duke - Mother
  • Harry Falk - Ex-husband
  • John Astin - Ex-husband
  • Sean Astin - Son
  • John Patrick Duke - Father
  • Kevin Pearce - Son
  • Carol Duke - Sister
  • Michael Tell - Ex-husband
  • Desi Arnaz Jr. - Ex-significant Other
  • Mackenzie Astin - Son
  • Raelene Pearce - Stepdaughter
  • Michael Pearce - Husband
  • Raymond Duke - Brother
  • Patty Duke Awards:
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special - Winner
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series - Winner
  • 1962 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1983 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program - Winner
  • 1970 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement - Children's Programming - Nominee
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1963 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1964 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series - Nominee
  • 1983 Genie Awards: Best Performance by a Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1966 Golden Globe: Actress in a Television Series - Nominee
  • 1963 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee

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