NPR logo
Patty Duke
Only Available in Archive Formats.
Patty Duke

Patty Duke

Patty Duke
Only Available in Archive Formats.

Actress Patty Duke. At the time of her 1962 film The Miracle Worker, Duke was the youngest actress to win an Oscar, for her role as Helen Keller. At 16, she was the youngest actress in television to have a prime-time series built around her. The success, however, masked personal misery which included depressions that led to suicide attempts and a string of failed marriages. Duke has written an autobiography titled Call Me Anna. (REBROADCAST FROM 5

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.