Actress Patty Duke was an OSCAR winner. The cause for her death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine. She was a stardom actress on TV, Movies and Broadway. Patty Duke’s original name was Anna Marie Pearce, was born on 14th December 1946. She had a dark childhood which she had overcome and became as Hollywood Popular Stardom Actress.
Shocking News: Actress Patty Duke was dead at her 69
Patty Duke was started as a child artist on daily soap The Brighter Day. She had received an Academy Award at her 16 years only. Duke had awarded Oscar for her performance in “The Miracle Worker” movie as ‘Helen Keller’ at just 16, she was the youngest Oscar winner at that time. She was the star of sitcom “The Patty Duke Show” that by created by her. After this show was cancelled, Duke stares in camp classic “Valley of the Dolls” which became a cult classic. Then she appeared in television with “My Sweet Charlie”. Then Duke got successful in television. She won three Emmy Awards among 10 nominations. She had gone through golden period of time in television industry. She worked in many films like Happy Anniversary(1959), By Design(1981), Willy Milly(1986), The Hitch Hikers(1989), Prelude to a kiss(1992), Bigger that the sky(2005) and Amazing Love(2012).
Duke was an advocate for mentally ill, working in National Institute of Mental Health and the National Alliance on Mental illness. Patty had got praise from critics for her work as a deaf-blind-mute woman and was voted for Theater World Award as Most Promising Newcomer. Duke was an active member in social media and her last tweet was regarding her 30th wedding anniversary with her husband, Pearce.
Duke had four marriages and she had survived with her fourth marriage. Her husband name was Michael Pearce. She was previously married with Harry Falk, Michael Tell and John Astin. She also had a public relationship with Desi Arnaz Jr. She had two sons one was Sean Astin, from her previous relations. He was an Actor now. Other was Mackenzie Astin whom she was adopted with her husband Michael Pearce. Her son, Actor Sean Astin had announced his mother’s death on Facebook as “This morning, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, matriarch and the exquisite artist, humanitarian and champion for mental health, Anna Patty Duke Pearce, closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place”. He also mentioned – “We celebrate the infinite love and compassion she shared through her work of her lifetime”.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) March 29, 2016
we studied ” The Miracle Worker” in film school, Miss #PattyDuke performance was astounding
— Last Pirate in LA (@BONNIELYNN2015) March 29, 2016
Thank you for sharing your talent with us. You will be missed. RIP #PattyDuke
— Olivia Holt (@olivia_holt) March 29, 2016
— JOHN EDWARD (@psychicmediumje) March 29, 2016
— Jessica Marie Garcia (@JessMarieGarcia) March 29, 2016
Actress Marlee Matlin had shared her feeling through twitter about Patty Duke – Brave, outspoken and humanitarian who played Helen Keller in “Miracle Worker”, Oscar winner Patty Duke passed. I will miss her. RIP.
Hollywood Industry Evergreen Actress in now no more. Keep 1 minute silence and pray for her soul to rest in peace.