- Date of Birth:
- December 14, 1946
- 5' 0"
Patty Duke (born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Queens, New York) was an American actress. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 16 for her role in the movie The Miracle Worker, and also starred on The Patty Duke Show and in the film Valley of the Dolls. She passed away on March 29, 2016 at the age of 69.
Best Known For:
Patty Duke is best known for being an actress and teen idol.
Duke found out she had bipolar disorder in 1982, and served as a public advocate on mental health issues. In 1965, she married director Harry Falk, but they divorced two years later. She had a son, actor Sean Astin, with rock promoter Michael Tell, though they were unmarried. She also had two sons named Mackenzie Astin and Kevin Pearce (who was adopted) with her fourth husband, drill sergeant Michael Pearce. Duke died from sepsis from a ruptured intestine.