Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Patty Duke dies
Patty Duke died today of a ruptured intestine.
The actress, whose real name was Anna Pearce, was 69.
She first became famous as a child star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16 for her role in “The Miracle Worker,” which she had originated on Broadway.
She was put through hell by her parents, who forced her onto the stage at a young age. Her father was an alcoholic and her mother clinically depressed.