Patty Duke

Patty Duke


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 14-12-1946
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Elmhurst, Queens, New York, United States
  • Also Known As:

    Anna Marie Duke
    Patty Duke-Astin

  • Popularity: 1.30
  • Homepage: N/A


Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's managers, John and Ethel Ross. Soon after, Anna Marie became Patty, the actress. Patty started off in commercials, a few movies and some bit parts. Her first big, memorable role came when she was chosen to portray the blind and deaf Helen Keller in the Broadway version of "The Miracle Worker". The play lasted almost two years, from October 19, 1959-July 1, 1961 (Patty left in May, 1961). In 1962, The Miracle Worker (1962) became a movie and Patty won an Academy Award for best supporting actress. She was 16 years old, making her the youngest person ever to win an Oscar. She then starred in her own sitcom titled The Patty Duke Show (1963). It lasted for three seasons, and Patty was nominated for an Emmy. In 1965, she starred in the movie Billie (1965). It was a success and was the first movie ever sold to a television network. That same year, she married director Harry Falk. Their marriage lasted four years. She then starred in Valley of the Dolls (1967), which was a financial but not a critical success. In 1969, she secured a part in an independent film called Me, Natalie (1969). The film was a box-office flop, but she won her second Golden Globe Award for her performance in it. In the early 1970s, she became a mother to actors Sean Astin (with writer Michael Tell) and Mackenzie Astin (with actor John Astin). In 1976, she won her second Emmy award for the highly successful mini-series, Captains and the Kings (1976). Other successful TV films followed. She received two Emmy nominations in 1978 for A Family Upside Down (1978) and Having Babies III (1978). She then won her third Emmy in the 1979 TV movie version of The Miracle Worker (1979), this time portraying "Annie Sullivan". In 1982, she was diagnosed with manic-depressive illness. In 1984, she became President of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). In 1986, she married Michael Pierce, a drill sergeant whom she met while preparing for a role in the TV movie, A Time to Triumph (1986). In 1987, she wrote her autobiography, "Call Me Anna". In 1989, she and Mike adopted a baby, whom they named "Kevin". Her autobiography became a TV movie in 1990, with Patty playing herself, from her 30s onward. In 1992, she wrote her second book, "A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depression Illness". Anna Marie Duke had a long and successful career, winning three Emmys. She was a mother and a political advocate for issues such as the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment), AIDS and nuclear disarmament, all despite having Manic-Depression. She died on March 29, 2016, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, of sepsis from a ruptured intestine. Patty had proved her strength as an actress and as a person.




Year Movie Character
1992 Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive as Jean Williams
1965 Billie as Billie
1997 A Christmas Memory as Sook
1990 Call Me Anna as Anna Marie Duke/ Patty Duke
1998 When He Didn't Come Home as Faye Dolan
1969 Me, Natalie as Natalie Miller
1984 Best Kept Secrets as Laura Dietz
1971 Two on a Bench as Macy Kramer
1971 If Tomorrow Comes as Eileen Phillips
1979 The Miracle Worker as Anne Sullivan
2000 Love Lessons as Sunny Andrews
1972 You'll Like My Mother as Francesca Kinsolving
1972 She Waits as Laura Wilson
1990 Always Remember I Love You as Ruth Monroe
2001 Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story as Anne Kincaid
1967 Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage as Interviewee
1979 Before and After as Carole Matthews
1958 An American Girl as Augusta Davis
1962 The Miracle Worker as Helen Keller
1967 Valley of the Dolls as Neely O'Hara
2012 Amazing Love as Helen
1976 Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby as Rosemary Woodhouse
1993 Family of strangers as Beth
1970 My Sweet Charlie as Marlene Chambers
1988 Fatal Judgement as Anne Capute
1989 Amityville: The Evil Escapes as Nancy Evans
1979 Hanging by a Thread as Sue Grainger
1992 A Killer Among Friends as Jean Monroe
1980 The Babysitter as Liz Benedict
1993 A Matter of Justice as Mary Brown
1999 The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights as Patty Lane / Cathy Lane MacAllister
1982 By Design as Helen
1981 Please Don't Hit Me, Mom as Barbara Reynolds
1981 The Girl on the Edge of Town as Martha
1996 To Face Her Past as Beth Bradfield
1994 One Woman's Courage as Grace McKenna
1986 A Time to Triumph
1978 Having Babies III as Leslee Wexler
1980 Mom, the Wolfman and Me as Deborah Bergman
1970 You'll Like My Mother
1958 The Goddess as Emily Ann Faulkner (Child)
1977 Fire! as Dr. Peggy Wilson
1977 Killer on Board as Norma Walsh
1996 Harvest of Fire as Annie Beiler
1991 Absolute Strangers as Judge Ray
1999 Kimberly as Dr. Feinstenberger
1986 George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation as Martha Washington
1977 The Storyteller as Sue Davidoff
1994 Cries from the Heart as Terry
1983 September Gun as Sister Dulcina
1974 Hard Day at Blue Nose
2018 Power of the Air as Charlene Summers
1974 Nightmare as Jan Richards
1972 Deadly Harvest as Jenny
2009 Love Finds A Home as Mary
1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace as Althea Sloan
1966 The Daydreamer as Thumbelina
1980 The Women's Room as Lily
2006 Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door as Bridget Connolly
1993 No Child of Mine as Lucille Jenkins
1958 Wuthering Heights as Young Cathy
1992 Prelude to a Kiss as Mrs. Boyle
1986 Willy/Milly as Doris Niceman
1996 Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah as Natalie Porter
1978 A Family Upside Down as Wendy
1999 A Season for Miracles as Angel
1977 Curse of the Black Widow as Laura Lockwood
2003 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second as Herself - Interviewee
2002 Little John as Sylvia
1987 Fight for Life as Shirley Abrams
2005 Bigger Than the Sky as Mrs. Keene / Earlene
1959 Happy Anniversary as Debbie Walters
1961 The Power and the Glory as Coral
1989 Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure as Carolyn Henry
2012 Unanswered Prayers as Irene
1978 The Swarm as Rita
1959 4D Man as Marjorie Sutherland
1959 Meet Me in St. Louis as Tootie Smith
2004 Murder Without Conviction as Mother Joseph
1990 Call Me Anna
1990 Call Me Anna
Photo Name Department
1999 Judging Amy (1 episode)
1994 Touched by an Angel (3 episode)
1970 Night Gallery (1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)
1994 Intimate Portrait (1 episode)
1985 Hail to the Chief (7 episode) as President Julia Mansfield
1964 Shindig! (2 episode)
1963 The Patty Duke Show (104 episode) as Patty Lane
1963 The Patty Duke Show (104 episode) as Cathy Lane
1987 Karen's Song (13 episode) as Karen Matthews
1984 George Washington (3 episode) as Martha Washington
1995 Amazing Grace (5 episode) as Hannah Miller
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode) as Shirlee Warner
1991 The Torkelsons (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1993 Frasier (1 episode) as Alice (voice)
1982 Hotel (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (3 episode)
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1999 Family Law (1 episode)
1974 Police Woman (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1972 The Sixth Sense (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 The New Breed (1 episode)
2009 Drop Dead Diva (1 episode)
1976 Captains and the Kings (8 episode) as Bernadette Hennessey Armagh
1972 Circle of Fear (1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards (4 episode)
1956 The Perry Como Show (1 episode)
1982 It Takes Two (22 episode) as Molly Quinn
2001 First Years (1 episode)
1987 J.J. Starbuck (1 episode)
2010 Hawaii Five-0 (1 episode)
1968 Journey to the Unknown (1 episode) as Barbara King
2001 Good Day Live (1 episode)
2000 Backstory (1 episode) as Herself - Interviewee
1956 Tony Awards (1 episode) as Herself - Presenter
1956 Tony Awards (1 episode) as Awards Custodian
2009 Glee (1 episode) as Jan
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode) as Lilly Mackim
1968 The Dick Cavett Show (1 episode) as Herself - Guest
2013 Liv and Maddie (1 episode) as Janice
2013 Liv and Maddie (1 episode) as Hilary
1962 The Merv Griffin Show (1 episode) as Self

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