Anna Marie "Patty" Duke Pearce (1946-2016) is best known for her portrayal of identical cousins on the sitcom, The Patty Duke Show as well as Valley of the Dolls, The Miracle Worker, Billie, You'll Like My Mother, My Sweet Charlie, and Call Me Anna, a TV movie about her own life. In 1987, Duke revealed in her biography that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982 and in her later years became a mental health advocate. Duke was married 4 times and has 3 children. RIP.
The Miracle Worker (1962) - starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke. Chronicles Anne Sullivan's struggles to teach Helen Keller, who is blind and deaf, how to communicate. This story is absolutely timeless and should be seen by everyone.
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.