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Patty Duke
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Duke in 1975
Born
Anna Marie Duke

(1946-12-14)December 14, 1946
Died March 29, 2016(2016-03-29) (aged 69)
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
Other names Patty Duke Astin
Anna Duke-Pearce
Occupation Actress, author, mental health advocate
Spouse(s) Harry Falk
(m. 1965-1969, divorced)
Michael Tell
(m. 1970-1970, annulled)
John Astin
(m. 1972-1985, divorced)
Michael Pearce
(m. 1986-2016, her death)
Children Sean Astin
Mackenzie Astin
Kevin Pearce

Anna Marie "Patty" Duke (December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016) was an American stage, television and movie actress. She was in many movies and television programs. She was born in Queens, New York City. Duke was married to actor John Astin and had two children; Mackenzie Astin and Sean Astin.

In 1963, at age 16, Duke won the Academy Award for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. At the time, she was the youngest person to win the award.

On March 29, 2016, Duke died of sepsis from a ruptured intestine in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was 69 years old.

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