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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 as Patty Lane (She also portrayed identical cousin Cathy Lane) - The Patty Duke Show


Patty Duke - American Actress. Born Anna Marie Duke, she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1962 at age 16 for playing Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker' and starred as two cousins in 'The Patty Duke Show.' In the late 1950's, she landed a role on the soap opera 'The Brighter Day' and also appeared in television commercials.


The Patty Duke Show's William Schallert passed away on May 8 at the age of 93. Schallert starred on the Emmy-nominated sitcom as Martin Lane, the father and uncle to the identical cousins played by Oscar winner Patty Duke.