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03-29-2016, 12:34 PM

Patty Duke, Oscar-winning American actress, dies at 69

US actress Patty Duke, who won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker in 1963, has died aged 69.

A statement from her family read: "This morning, our beloved wife, mother, matriarch and the exquisite artist and champion of mental health, Anna Patty Duke, closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place."
She died in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, according to her son Sean's publicist, Teri Weigel.

RIP Patty :cry:

03-29-2016, 01:01 PM
That's just a shame :( . 69 seems to be a pretty common age for deaths this year. Eventually it was going to find someone on the TMNT cast/crew, and it came to Mr. Astin.

I remember learning that the first time Sean Astin acted, it was alongside her...in which they were mother and son, but the character mother was abusive. The trouble with filming it was that Sean ended up laughing through some of their scenes, so she had to set the record for him.

Even looking at pictures of her, you can tell where Sean got his looks from.

03-29-2016, 01:01 PM
Sad news. :( My thoughts are prayers are with Sean and the rest of his family.

03-29-2016, 01:28 PM
RIP Patty Duke. My condolences to Sean Astin and the rest of his family and friends.

03-30-2016, 09:00 AM
We should rename this section of the forum the "Celebementary".

R.I.P. Patti Duke, thanks for giving the gift of entertainment here on Earth including your son Sean that sure knows how to toughen a shell and may your spirit enjoy a new, richer life wherever it may be.