American actress Patty Duke in the United States early in the morning local time on March 29, died at 69 years old. She was 16 years old has played in the film The Miracle Worker in the deaf, blind, mute Helen Keller, and thereby won the Oscar for best supporting actress.
The Miracle Worker tells the story of Helen Keller in the governess Annie Sullivan help gradually learn to speak, out of the shadow of disability story. The story at first as a stage play on Broadway, Patty Duke as a rookie in the stage play as Helen Keller. In 1962 the play onto the big screen, Anne Bancroft played by female teachers Sullivan, and Patty Duke continues to play Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker won five Oscar nominations in the year, the final Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft for best supporting actress, best actress respectively.
After The Miracle Worker, Patty Duke began starred in the ABC television comedy own The Patty Duke Show, she played the drama from Britain, the United States a pair of cousins, this drama from 1963 – – 1966, played three quarters , Patty Duke also with the play won his first Emmy nomination.
In 1967, Patty Duke starred in the controversial film The Valley of the Dolls, the film almost ruined her career, after she moved to a small TV screen, success, won eight Emmy nominations, three times Awards.
“Psychedelic Valley” Let Patty Duke also suffering from bipolar disorder, mental illness tortured by her over the years for the cause of sound mental health.
Patty Duke has been married to actor John Astin, they had two sons, both actors, which the eldest son Sean Astin also acted in The Lord of the Rings in the “Sam”.
Sean Patrick Astin (born Sean Patrick Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, director, voice artist, and producer best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies (1985), and the title character of Rudy (1993). In television, he appeared as Lynn McGill in season five of 24 and voices Raphael in the 2012 Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series and Oso in the Disney Junior show Special Agent Oso. Astin also served as the campaign manager for his friend, Democrat Dan Adler, a businessman in the entertainment industry, for California’s 36th congressional district special election, 2011.