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Oscar-winning former child star Patty Duke dies, age 69

The cast of the Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn

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Patty Duke

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.

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Patty Duke, Oscar-Winning Actress and TV Star, Dies at 69

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.

Patty Duke: Her Life In Pictures

Patty Duke: Her Life In Pictures | Patty Duke on 'The Patty Duke Show' in the 1960s | EW.com

THE PATTY DUKE SHOW (1965) ~ Sammy Davis, Jr. guest stars on the show. Part 1 of 2 (14:53). [Video]