Patty Duke - (1946-2016) born Anna Marie Duke. Stage, Broadway, film, TV actress and author. Began career as a child star on a soap opera in 1950's. Won the Oscar at age 16. Had her own TV show as a teen. Bipolar and has become an educator and advocate of mental health issues. Cause of death: sepsis from a ruptured intestine at 69.
Patty Duke <3 December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016 Born Anna Marie Duke in Elmhurst, New York, she is best remembered for her dual role as cousins Patty/Cathy Lane in the television show The Patty Duke Show (1963-1966). At the age of 16, Duke won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Helen Keller in the The Miracle Worker (1962).