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Old 03-29-2016, 01:30 PM   #1
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Rest in peace, Patty Duke

She was one of my most favorite actresses of all time.


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Old 03-29-2016, 02:03 PM   #2
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I'm so sorry to hear this. The first time I ever heard of her was when my Mom took me to see "The Miracle Worker" on Broadway in 1960, and I was three years older than Patty. We had third row center seats and we were blown away by her performance as the child Helen Keller. I'm sitting here with the memories of both my Mom, and now Patty.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:14 PM   #3
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How lucky you were to be able to see her in The Miracle Worker on Broadway with your mom, Kay. I agree that she was outstanding as her role as Helen Keller. I imagine they're going to be showing the TV version again soon - I'll have to do a search, as I'd love to see it again.

What a fabulous actress she was from such a young age. She fought many demons in her lifetime.
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:18 PM   #4
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Aw, that's sad news. I watched "The Patty Duke Show" religiously when I was a kid. I thought that being Patty Duke must have been the coolest thing ever. Life was so simple then.

Then I read her book "Call Me Anna" and suddenly thought that I was the one who lived a charmed life. I was pure child abuse to let her agents take her in and run her life. It wouldn't surprise me in the least to find out that that was the normal thing back then with child actors.
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So sad. I used to watch her show on tv too. I met her once, back in 1977, when she came to lecture in a tv production class I was taking.
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RIP Patty.
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:01 AM   #7
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I remember watching The Patty Duke Show sometimes on cable TV back in the early 1990's on Nick at Nite I believe. Talented actress, RIP.

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"But They're Cousins, Identical Cousins..."

Loved the Patty Duke show, and she was wonderful as Helen Keller. RIP.
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