Patty Duke

Actor, Producer
This petite, gifted former child performer had appeared in more than 50 television shows by the time she won Broadway fame at age 12 in "The Miracle Worker". Patty Duke won an Oscar for reprising her role as the young ... Read more »
Born: 12/13/1946 in Elmhurst, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (122)

Christmas Memories 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Glee 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Protector 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bigger Than the Sky 2005 (Movie)

Mrs Keene/Earline (Actor)

Judging Amy 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1998 - 1999, 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melissa Gilbert 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Amazing Grace 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Law 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

First Years 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Kimberly 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Reel to Reel Picture Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Christmas Memory 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

When He Didn't Come Home 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 1997 (Tv Show)

Voice

Cries From the Heart 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Prince Valiant 1991 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Angels: The Mysterious Messengers 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

No Child of Mine 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

America Behind Closed Doors 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

Mrs Boyle (Actor)

The Creative Spirit 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Call Me Anna 1990 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Amityville: The Evil Escapes 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Passions 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Four Lives: Portraits of Manic Depression 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

J.J. Starbuck 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Karen's Song 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

I Was a Teenage Boy 1986 (Movie)

Mrs Niceman (Actor)

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Hail to the Chief 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

George Washington 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Zone 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

It Takes Two 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

By Design 1982 (Movie)

Helen Hunter (Actor)

I Love Liberty 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Please Don't Hit Me, Mom 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Babysitter 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Before and After 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Miracle Worker 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Having Babies III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Storyteller 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Swarm 1977 (Movie)

Rita Bard (Actor)

Phillip and Barbara 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

If Tomorrow Comes 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

You'll Like My Mother 1972 (Movie)

Francesca (Actor)

Me, Natalie 1969 (Movie)

Natalie Miller (Actor)

Valley of the Dolls 1967 (Movie)

Neely O'Hara (Actor)

The Patty Duke Show 1963 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Billie 1964 (Movie)

Billie Carol (Actor)

The Brighter Day 1953 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Miracle Worker 1961 (Movie)

Helen Keller (Actor)

Once Upon a Christmas Time 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Swiss Family Robinson 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Music Holiday 1958 (Movie)

Sis (Actor)

Happy Anniversary 1958 (Movie)

Debbie Walters (Actor)

Kitty Foyle 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Goddess 1958 (Movie)

Emily Ann--age 8 (Actor)

The Prince and the Pauper 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

A Family Upside Down (TV Show)

Actor

A Family of Strangers (TV Show)

Actor

A Killer Among Friends (TV Show)

Actor

A Matter of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

A Season For Miracles (TV Show)

Actor

A Time to Triumph (TV Show)

Actor

Absolute Strangers (TV Show)

Actor

Always Remember I Love You (TV Show)

Actor

Backstory (TV Show)

Actor

Best Kept Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

Captains and the Kings (TV Show)

Actor

Child Stars: Their Story (TV Show)

Actor

Curse of the Black Widow (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Harvest (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Judgment (TV Show)

Actor

Fight For Life (TV Show)

Actor

Fire! (TV Show)

Actor

Hanging By a Thread (TV Show)

Actor

Harvest of Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Helen Keller (TV Show)

Narrator

Killer on Board (TV Show)

Actor

Last Wish (TV Show)

Actor

Little John (TV Show)

Actor

Liv and Maddie (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Finds a Home (TV Show)

Actor

Love Lessons (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Kline, We Love You (TV Show)

Actor

Mom, the Wolfman and Me (TV Show)

Actor

Murder Without Conviction (TV Show)

Actor

My Sweet Charlie (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

One Woman's Courage (TV Show)

Actor

September Gun (TV Show)

Actor

She Waits (TV Show)

Actor

Something So Right (TV Show)

Actor

The Storyteller (Movie)

(Actor)

The Women's Room (TV Show)

Actor

To Face Her Past (TV Show)

Actor

Two on a Bench (TV Show)

Actor

Unanswered Prayers (TV Show)

Actor

When the Vows Break (TV Show)

Actor

Women in White (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Call Me Anna 1990 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

This petite, gifted former child performer had appeared in more than 50 television shows by the time she won Broadway fame at age 12 in "The Miracle Worker". Patty Duke won an Oscar for reprising her role as the young Helen Keller in the 1962 screen adaptation. In 1979, she won an Emmy for playing Keller's teacher--the role originally played on Broadway by Anne Bancroft--in a TV version of the same play.

Relationships

Charlene Pearce

Step-Daughter

Desi Arnaz Jr. Actor

Companion

John Astin

Husband
married in 1973 divorced in 1985 father of Duke's son Mackenzie

Mackenzie Astin

Son
born on May 12, 1973 father, John Astin

Sean Astin

Son
born on February 25, 1971 father, Michael Tell for years it was thought that John Astin was his father but genetic testing proved otherwise

John Duke

Father

Frances Duke

Mother

Ray Duke

Brother
born c. 1941 portrayed their father in TV-movie "Call Me Anna"

Harry Falk

Husband
married on November 26, 1965 divorced

Michael Pearce

Husband
married on March 15, 1986 father of Duke's son Kevin

Kevin Pearce

Son
born 1988 father, Michael Pearce

Raelene Pearce

Step-Daughter
died in a car accident in April 1998 born c. 1976

Michael Tell

Husband
married for less than a month divorced father of Duke's son Sean

EDUCATION

Quintano School for Young Professionals

New York , New York

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1989

Milestones

2011

Guest starred as a woman with Alzheimer's on CBS' remake of "Hawaii Five-O"

2008

Acted opposite son Mackenzie Astin in "The Four Children of Tander Welch"

2005

Cast opposite real life son Sean Astin in the comedy "Bigger Than the Sky"

2000

Starred in the CBS TV-movie "Love Lessons"

1999

Executive produced and starred in the reunion telefilm "The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights" (CBS)

1997

Starred as Sook in the CBS remake of the TV classic "A Christmas Memory"; undertook role based on Truman Capote's aunt originated by Geraldine Page

1996

Garned praise as an Amish woman in the CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "Harvest of Fire"

1995

Executive produced (as Anna Pearce) and starred in short-lived TV series "Amazing Grace" (NBC)

1993

Starred in the NBC miniseries "A Matter of Justice"

1992

Made one-shot return to features in "Prelude to a Kiss"

1990

Billed as Anna Duke-Pearce, co-produced TV adaptation of her memoirs titled "Call Me Anna" (ABC); also played herself

1987

Starred in short-lived summer sitcom "Karen's Song" (Fox)

1986

Reprised Martha Washington in "George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation" (CBS)

1986

Had featured role in the movie "I Was a Teenage Boy"

1985

Elected president of the Screen Actors Guild (resigned 1988); second female to hold post

1985

Returned to sitcoms as the first female U.S. President in "Hail to the Chief" (ABC)

1984

Played Martha Washington in the CBS miniseries "George Washington"

1982

Co-starred opposite Richard Crenna on the ABC sitcom "It Takes Two"

1981

Portrayed a lesbian in the Canadian-produced feature "By Design"

1981

Acted opposite son Sean Astin in the ABC TV-movie "Please Don't Hit Me, Mom"

1979

Played Annie Sullivan role in TV version of "The Miracle Worker" (NBC); won third Emmy

1978

Featured with Fred Astaire and Helen Hayes in the NBC TV-movie "A Family Upside Down"

1976

Co-starred in NBC miniseries "Captains and the Kings"; won second Emmy

1969

TV-movie debut with stunning work in "My Sweet Charlie" (NBC); won first Emmy

1967

Made attempt at adult feature film stardom with "Valley of the Dolls"

1963

Starred on the ABC sitcom "The Patty Duke Show"; played identical cousins

1962

Won Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress reprising her stage role in "The Miracle Worker"

1959

Broadway debut as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker"

1958

Appeared briefly on the NBC TV daytime serial "Kitty Foyle"

1958

Appeared on the CBS daytime drama "The Brighter Day"

1957

TV debut, "Kraft Theatre" (ABC, NBC)

1955

Film debut (as an extra) in "I'll Cry Tomorrow"

Bonus Trivia

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"For 25 years, I was embarrassed and mortified about doing the movie," she told me in regards to the 1967 camp classic "Valley of the Dolls.""Every time I tried to forget about the movie, someone would bring it up again. I mistakenly felt it had injured my career. A year after the film, I was pregnant and lost that baby. I got divorced. So I had a lot of negative memories attached to the film that in reality had nothing to do with the film." – Duke to columnist Mitchell Fink, quoted in Daily News, February 21, 2000

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