Patty Duke Dead at 69
Renowned actress, Patty Duke has died. She was 69.
The actress got her start when she was cast as Helen Keller in the Broadway version of The Miracle Worker in the late 1950s.
She went on to play the same role in the 1962 film version, and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar at age 16.
She also had her own show, The Patty Duke Show, in the 1960s.
Duke is survived by her three children – Kevin Pearce, Sean Astin, and actor Mackenzie Astin.