Patty Duke, Oscar Winner and Sitcom Star, Dies at 69

March 29, 2016 4:38 PM

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Patty Duke, Oscar Winner and Sitcom Star, Dies at 69

Patty Duke, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and starred as two cousins on her own sitcom, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 69.

"This morning, our beloved wife, mother, matriarch and the exquisite artist, humanitarian and champion of mental health, Anna Patty Duke, closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place," read a family statement. "We celebrate the infinite love and compassion she shared through h...

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