Saying farewell to Patty Duke

Patty Duke, who won a best supporting actress Oscar as a teenager for her portrayal of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and played “identical” cousins in her own television sitcom The Patty Duke Show from 1963-66, died yesterday due to sepsis from a ruptured intestine. She was 69. Duke’s acting career dates back to the late ‘50s, and she became known later in life for her advocacy work regarding mental health issues after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982.

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