Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Patty Duke, who received a supporting actress Oscar for the role of Helen Keller in THE MIRACLE WORKER, died at age 69.

The news was confirmed by her representative, Mitchell Stubbs who shared in a statement: "Anna 'Patty Duke' Pearce passed away this morning March 29, 2016 at 1:20 am. Her cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon. She will be missed."

The actress is perhaps best known the1960's sitcom THE PATTY DUKE SHOW in which she played a dual role as identical twin cousins. The series aired on ABC from 1963 to 1966. She also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988.

In 2002, Duke took over the role of Aunt Eller in the Broadway revival of OKLAHOMA. Her other theater credits included the role of Deirdre Striden in 1962's original play ISLE OF CHILDREN and the starring role of Helen Keller in the original Broadway production of William Gibson's drama THE MIRACLE WORKER. Anne Bancroft played Helen's teacher, Annie Sullivan. Duke also played Madame Morrible in the San Francisco company of WICKED in 2009-10.

In film, Duke starred as Neely O'Hara in 1967's VALLEY OF THE DOLLS.

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Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke attending a party at the NBC Building in New York City on September 12, 1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke with her husband John Astin attending a party at Magique Disco in New York City on September 12, 1981

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke with her husband John Astin attending a party at Magique Disco in New York City on September 12, 1981

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke attending a party at Magique Disco in New York City on September 12, 1981.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke with her husband John Astin attending a party in Los Angeles, California. September 1, 1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke with her husband John Astin and Dog Attending a Blood Drive at the Actors Fund in Los Angeles, California on September 1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke Leaving the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York City on August 1, 1984

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke Leaving the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York City on August 1, 1984

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke Leaving the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York City on August 1, 1984

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke attending a Los Angeles Aids Walk in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on September 1, 1985

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke attending a Los Angeles Aids Walk in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on September 1, 1985

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Patty Duke in New York City on September 1, 1995

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke in New York City on September 1, 1995

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke in New York City on September 1, 1995

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Patty Duke leaving the NBC Building on June 1, 1995

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke with husband Michael Pearce in New York City on September 1, 1996

Photo Coverage: Remembering Patty Duke
Patty Duke Leaving the Sherry Netherland Hote lin New York City on August 1, 1984

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Patty Duke Hand and Foot Prints at the Walt Disney MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida on March 28, 1993



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