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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.

Awards

  • 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
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
  • 1981, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement - Children's Programming: Nominee
  • 1962, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: Winner
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series: Winner
  • 1966, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Nominee
  • 1963, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Winner
  • 1983, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program: Winner
  • 1983, Genie Awards — Best Performance by a Foreign Actress: Nominee
  • 1963, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1970, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1981, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special: Nominee

Relationships

  • John Patrick Duke — Father
  • Kevin Pearce — Son
  • Sean Astin — Son
  • Carol Duke — Sister
  • Harry Falk — Ex-husband
  • John Astin — Ex-husband
  • Michael Tell — Ex-husband
  • Michael Pearce — Husband
  • Raymond Duke — Brother
  • Charlene Pearce — Stepdaughter
  • Francis Duke — Mother
  • Desi Arnaz Jr. — Ex-significant Other
  • Mackenzie Astin — Son
  • Raelene Pearce — Stepdaughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Anna Marie Duke
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Birthday: December 14, 1946, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor, Author
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