Anna Marie “Patty”Duke 1946-2016

On March 29 we lost Actress and Television favorite Patty Duke. Ms.Duke had been acting since childhood and had been the star of her own t.v series “The Patty Duke Show”where she played identical twins. She won an Oscar at age 16 for her role in “The Miracle Worker” in 1962.She starred in many movie and television roles including” Valley of the dolls” in 1967 and “Curse of the Black Widow” 1977.In her career she received ten Emmy award nominations three of which she won,and two Golden Globe awards. She was also president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985-1988.From 1972 to 1985 she was married to actor John Astin that union spawned two children . Ms.Duke leaves behind three children Sean and Mackenzie Astin and Kevin Pearce and husband Michael Pearce. She will be greatly missed .Patty Duke wavingPatty Duke show

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