Patty Duke - (1946- ) born Anna Marie Duke. Stage, Broadway, film, TV actress and author. Began career as a child star on a soap opera in 1950's. Won the Oscar at age 16. Had her own TV show as a teen. Bipolar and has become an educator and advocate of mental health issues.
Anna Marie Duke Pearce 'PATTY DUKE' b. December 14, 1946, Elmhurst, NY d. March 29, 2016, Coeur d'Alene, ID Cause of death: Sepsis from ruptured intestine. Duke is survived by her husband, Michael Pearce, and children Sean Astin, Mackenzie Astin and Kevin Pearce.
Patty Duke, who won a supporting actress Oscar playing Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” starred in 1960s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show” and served as president of SAG, died Tuesday 03/28/2016. She was 69.