Patty Duke: A split-screen life

March 30, 2016 5:33 AM

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Patty Duke: A split-screen life

She won an Oscar at 16 for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, but for fans of a certain age - and those who caught her 1963-66 show decades later on Nick at Nite - Patty Duke will always be Patty and Cathy Lane.

"One pair of matching bookends, different as night and day," they were the "identical cousins" of The Patty Duke Show, their differences reportedly inspired by cocreator Sidney Sheldon's having noticed different sides to the young star's personality.

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