Patty Duke

Patty Duke

Highest Rated: 96% The Miracle Worker (1962)

Lowest Rated: 10% The Swarm (1978)

Birthday: Dec 14, 1946

Birthplace: Elmhurst, New York, USA

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. Duke made a successful transition to teen star playing vivacious twins on the popular TV series "The Patty Duke Show" (ABC, 1963-66). But after starring in the cult classic "Valley of the Dolls" (1967) and "Me, Natalie" (1969), she mostly concentrated on TV roles. Over her career, Duke won two other Emmy Awards, as a runaway pregnant Southerner befriended by a black lawyer in the TV-movie "My Sweet Charlie" (NBC, 1970) and as a mentally unstable wife in the NBC miniseries "Captains and the Kings" (1976). She played a rather sensuous Martha Washington in both "George Washington" (CBS, 1984) and "George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation" (CBS, 1986). Duke brought her warm maternal presence to "Always Remember I Love You" (CBS, 1990) and garnered praise as real-life journalist Betty Rollin who struggled to assist her mother (played by Maureen Stapleton) to die with dignity in "Last Wish" (ABC, 1992). In 1990, Duke co-produced and played herself in the small screen adaptation of her memoirs, "Call Me Anna" (ABC), which detailed her lifelong struggle with mental illness. After her initial success with her own sitcom, Duke failed to find an appropriate follow-up. She was wife to Richard Crenna and mother of Helen Hunt and Anthony Edwards in "It Takes Two" (ABC, 1982-83) and the first female President of the United States in the short-lived "Hail to the Chief" (ABC, 1985). Duke also played a woman involved with a younger man in the summer sitcom "Karen's Song" (Fox, 1987) and a woman who becomes a minister and moves to Idaho in "Amazing Grace" (NBC, 1995), which she also co-executive produced. An unglamorous, earnest performer, Duke most often played sensitive but troubled types who sometimes display an inner reserve of considerable strength but never lose their essential ordinariness. In her autobiography, she revealed details of her turbulent childhood and her victory over bipolar disorder, which she further chronicled in A Brilliant Madness: Living With Manic-Depressive Illness. Duke became only the second woman to be elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in 1985, resigning from the post in 1988. During her 1973-82 marriage to actor John Astin, she was billed as Patty Duke Astin; the couple's two sons, Sean and Mackenzie, went on to respectable acting careers of their own.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power of the Air Charlene Summers (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 57% Amazing Love Helen (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 39% Unanswered Prayers Irene (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 73% Love Finds a Home Mary (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Four Children of Tander Welch Susan Metler (Character) - 2008
12% 53% Bigger Than the Sky Mrs. Keene/Earlene (Character) $20.1K 2005
No Score Yet 12% Falling in Love With the Girl Next Door Bridget Connolly (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Without Conviction Mother Joseph (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 41% Little John Sylvia (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story Anne Kincaid (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Lessons Sunny Andrews (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Season for Miracles Angel (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 0% Kimberly Dr. Feinstenberger (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights Patty Lane/Cathy Lane MacAllister (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Disappearing Act Faye Dolan (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 63% A Christmas Memory Sook (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Face Her Past Beth Bradfield (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 67% Harvest of Fire Annie Beiler (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah Natalie Porter (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet When the Vows Break Barbara Parker (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cries From the Heart Terry (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Woman's Courage Grace McKenna (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 44% A Family of Strangers Beth Thompson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Child of Mine Lucille Jenkins (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Justice Mary Brown (Character) - 1993
63% 39% Prelude to a Kiss Mrs. Boyle (Character) $19.3M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Wish Betty Rollin (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Killer Among Friends Jean Monroe (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friends for Life Jean Monroe (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 53% Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive Jean Williams (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Absolute Strangers Judge Ray (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Me Anna Anna Marie Duke (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Remember I Love You Ruth Monroe (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 10% Amityville: The Evil Escapes Nancy Evans (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 64% Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure Carolyn Henry (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Judgment Anne Capute (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace Althea Sloan (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 50% Fight for Life Shirley Abrams (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Willy/Milly Doris Niceman (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet George Washington: The Forging of a Nation Martha Washington (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time to Triumph Concetta Hassan (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best Kept Secrets Laura Dietz (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet September Gun Sister Dulcina (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something So Right Jeanne Bosnick (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Violation of Sarah McDavid Sarah McDavid (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet By Design Helen (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Women's Room Lily (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mom, the Wolfman, and Me Deborah Bergman (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 38% The Babysitter Liz Benedict (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 71% The Miracle Worker Anne Sullivan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hanging by a Thread Sue Grainger (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Before and After Carole Matthews (Character) - 1979
10% 19% The Swarm Rita (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Having Babies III Leslee Wexler (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Who Love Women Sylvia Crawford (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Storyteller Sue Davidoff (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curse of the Black Widow Laura Lockwood (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosetti and Ryan: Men Who Love Women Sylvia Crawford (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer on Board Norma Walsh (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire! Dr. Peggy Wilson (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosemary's Baby II Rosemary Woodhouse (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby Rosemary Woodhouse (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Kline, We Love You Melanie Kline (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Day at Blue Nose Adelaide (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare Jan Richards (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 85% You'll Like My Mother Francesca Kinsolving (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Harvest Jenny (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet If Tomorrow Comes Eileen Phillips (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 20% She Waits Laura Wilson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two on a Bench Macy Kramer (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cliff Sheila (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sweet Charlie Marlene Chambers (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 74% Me, Natalie Natalie Miller (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to the Unknown Barbara King (Character) - 1968
35% 58% Valley of the Dolls Neely O'Hara (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 40% The Daydreamer Thumbelina (Voice) - 1966
No Score Yet 50% Billie Billie Carol (Character) - 1965
96% 88% The Miracle Worker Helen Keller (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 60% The Power and the Glory Coral (Character) - 1961
80% 37% 4D Man Marjorie Sutherland (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Anniversary Debbie Walters (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wuthering Heights Young Cathy Earnshaw (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 60% The Goddess Unknown (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liv and Maddie Grandma Janice (Guest Star) 2015
70% 71% Glee Jan (Guest Star) 2013
72% 56% Drop Dead Diva Rita Curtis (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
13% 73% The Protector Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Years Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
93% 95% Frasier Alice (Guest Voice) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wing and a Prayer Hannah Miller (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Justice Mary Brown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1988 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Karen's Song Karen Matthews (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Patty Duke (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet George Washington Martha Washington (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Takes Two Molly Quinn (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Guest 1979-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Susan Rosen (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Larue Collins (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Daniele (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patty Duke Show Patty Lane/Cathy Lane (Character) 1963-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jimmy Dean Show Guest 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Janie Wahl (Character) 1962

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