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Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

She had won an Academy Award at age 16 for her portrayal of activist Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 05:50

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Duke (seen here in 2010) had her own sitcom, The Patty Duke Show, which ran for over 100 episodes in the mid-1960s. She also had a singing career and served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988.

Los Angeles

ACTRESS and singer Patty Duke, who won an Oscar at age 16 for her portrayal of deaf-blind political activist Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, died Tuesday. She was 69.

Duke, whose real name was Anna Pearce, had developed sepsis from a ruptured intestine, her manager

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