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Also Known As: Died: March 29, 2016
Born: December 14, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Elmhurst, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Ben Beck is a happily married father living the American dream. When the woman of his high school fantasies returns home, he has to face his past and will be presented with a choice that could change his future forever.
Bigger Than the Sky (2005) as Cast
Peter Rooker is slowly suffocating in a dead-end job, friendless since the departure of his girlfriend and abused daily by his sarcastic boss. In a moment of despair, he decides to escape from routine by auditioning for a small role in a local community theater production of "Cyrano de Bergerac." De
Little John (2002) as Sylvia
A father takes in the child his estranged daughter believes she has given up for adoption. Twelve years ago, unmarried Natalie became pregnant and made the decision to give up her child for adoption. Her hard-working father, John, learned about the existence of the child and took him in. In the inte
Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story (2000) as Anne Kincaid
An emotionally disconnected family must band together in their struggle to survive after their small plane crashes into a snowy mountain.Tom Kincaid and his wife, Anne, are looking forward to celebrating their anniversary at their winter cabin with their three children. Tom is a wealthy businessman
Love Lessons (2000) as Sunny Andrews
Fifty-year-old Sunny Andrews, a partner in a thriving flower shop, and her husband, Mick, are getting ready to retire and begin the next stage of their lives. Then, Sunny discovers that she is pregnant -- a condition she never dreamed possible. Reeling from the news, Sunny turns to her usually suppo
Season for Miracles, A (1999) as Angel
A woman takes off with her jailed sister's children to prevent them from being placed in foster care, and with the help of a stranger, is able to give them the Christmas they've always dreamed of. Emilie Dalton comes to the aid of her sister Berry when she is sent to a hospital jail ward on a drug c
Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights, The (1999) as Cathy Lane Macallister/ Patty Lane
Update of "The Patty Duke Show," which aired on ABC from 1963 to 1966, about a pair of identical-twin cousins, Patty and Cathy Lane, both played by Patty Duke. Three decades later, Patty still spends her days at Brooklyn Heights High School where she is now a drama teacher. She is divorced from high
When He Didn't Come Home (1998) as Faye Dolan
26-year-old Timmy Dolan has always been overly dependent on his parents, Fay and Michael, for emotional and financial support. In an attempt to assert his independence, Timmy moves to Chicago and falls in love with Carolyn Blair, a controlling businesswoman. Although their relationship seems tempest
Christmas Memory, A (1997) as Sook
Holiday drama based on Truman Capote's short story about a young boy's friendship with his much older cousin as they prepare for their last Christmas together in late November 1934. Buddy has been raised by his older cousins in a quaint community in Alabama where his mother left him two years ago. T
Harvest of Fire (1996) as Annie Beiler
While investigating a series of barn burnings in an Amish community, a female FBI agent befriends an Amish widow.
To Face Her Past (1996) as Beth Bradfield
Beth became pregnant as a teenager, but was forced by her father-in-law to give up the baby. She shared her secret with her second husband, but hid her past from her daughter, Lori. When the family finds out that Lori has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant, Beth is willing to reveal her pas
Race Against Time: The Search For Sarah (1996) as Natalie Porter
Drama about parents whose persistent search for their daughter after she is car-jacked and kidnapped saves her life. Inspired by actual events.
When the Vows Break (1995) as Barbara Parker
A woman seeking a divorce becomes the victim of a misogynist judge who strips her of any claim to her joint account. She decides to go to law school to handle her own appeal. Based on a true story.
One Woman's Courage (1994) as Grace Mckenna
A woman's life begins to fall apart after she witnesses a brutal crime.
Cries From the Heart (1994) as Terry Walser
Two women overcome their adversarial relationship to help an autistic child testify against his molester.
No Child of Mine (1993) as Lucille Jenkins
A grandmother tries to adopt one of her twin grandsons when her daughter decides to give her Down's syndrome son to a couple who have dedicated their lives to raising children with special needs.
Family of Strangers, A (1993) as Beth
A woman discovers she is adopted and must find her natural parents to trace her family medical history in order to have a life-saving operation.
Killer Among Friends, A (1992) as Jean Monroe
Based on the true story of a teenager drowned by two friends in the Angeles National Forest in October 1985. The mother of the victim takes in her daughter''s best friend and discovers that the girl is one of the killers.
Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (1992) as Jean Williams
After a series of bizarre events, a family learns that their house has been built on an old cemetery.
Prelude to a Kiss (1992) as Mrs Boyle
Peter falls for Rita upon first meeting her, and the two begin a whirlwind romance that quickly leads to marriage. But when another man kisses Rita on her wedding day, the two magically change souls, and Peter must track down the love of his life if he is ever to truly see her again.
Last Wish (1992) as Betty Rollin
Telefilm based on the true story of journalist Betty Rollin's 76-year-old mother, who suffered from cancer and asked Rollin to help her commit suicide.
Absolute Strangers (1991) as Judge Carol Ray
A husband struggles to keep his pregnant, comatose wife alive by deciding to allow the termination of her pregnancy. His decision faces vociferous legal and moral opposition, in a case that ultimately ends up in the U.S. Supreme Court. Based on a true story.
Always Remember I Love You (1990) as Ruth Monroe
A teenager discovers that he was stolen from his natural parents at the age of two and decides to leave his comfortable life to find his real family.
Call Me Anna (1990) as Herself
A television movie based on the autobiography of Patty Duke. Tells the story of her turbulent life as a child star and adult actress, and of her ultimate triumph over mental illness.
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (1989) as Carolyn Henry
A movie about Jessica McClure, the 18-month-old child from Midland, Texas, who in October 1987 was trapped for two days in an abandoned well. Hundreds of volunteers mobilized to rescue her.
Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes (1989) as Nancy Evans
A television movie based on the "Amityville" series of feature films and books. After the death of a woman's husband, she and her three children move in with her mother, a strong-willed woman living alone in northern California. When a series of mysterious events occurs, the two women suspect that t
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988) as Althea Sloan
A television movie featuring the legendary attorney Perry Mason. Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Fatal Judgment (1988) as Anne Capute
Based on the novel "Fatal Dosage," which tells the true story of a Boston nurse who was accused of giving a fatal dose of morphine to a terminally ill patient.
Fight for Life (1987) as Shirley Abrams
A father of a young child with epilepsy learns of a drug that could cure her, but is only available in Europe, not in the United States. He begins his mission to obtain the drug for his daughter at any cost.
I Was a Teenage Boy (1986) as Mrs Niceman
A hollywood teen transgender tale about a girl who gets to be a boy when she wishes upon a magical eclipse powder.
Time to Triumph, A (1986) as Concetta Hassan
A movie based on the true story of a housewife who becomes a US Army Helicopter pilot when her husband is no longer able to work.
Best Kept Secrets (1984) as Laura Dietz
Originally called "Under Suspicion," this is a drama about a model cop's wife who discovers that she and her husband are under investigation in a police spying operation because the church to which they belong has been sheltering refugees from El Salvador, and her efforts to retaliate by exposing th
September Gun (1983) as Sister Dulcina
Light-hearted Western teams an aging hired gunfighter and a determined Catholic nun in an effort to find sanctuary for a group of unwanted Apache children -- and they find the perfect spot: the town saloon that had been converted from the wooden frame church that used to stand there.
Something So Right (1982) as Jeanne Bosnick
The adult male friend (a balding, paunchy, somewhat klutzy, middle-aged nightclub owner) that a woman at the Big Brother organization recruits for the troubled pre-teen son of a hard-working divorcee turns out to be more than she bargained for. His "average Joe" casting against image surprised James
By Design (1982) as Helen Hunter
Violation of Sarah McDavid, The (1981) as Sarah Mcdavid
Idealistic young teacher, attacked in her classroom, decides to buck the system in an attempt to make schools safer, over the advice of her principal who, unwilling to rock the boat, tries to gloss over the hazardous conditions.
Women's Room, The (1980) as Lily
Star-laden but sudsy adaptation of Marilyn French's feminist novel spanning the '50s and '60s, with Lee Remick as a troubled divorcee whose quest for fulfillment after dumping her caddish spouse (Ted Danson), the man she married while still in school, takes her back to college -- to the cheers of he
Babysitter, The (1980) as Liz Benedict
An eighteen-year-old girl manipulates her way into the lives of a family by working as their housekeeper and daughter's sitter, and soon fills the home with horror and hate.
Before and After (1979) as Carole Mathews
Humorous tale of a housewife who goes to a fat farm, only to discover that her husband has been playing around while she''s been trying to dump the weight he''s found excessive. She takes up with a young artist who doesn''t care about her weight and her jealous spouse soon begins demanding her undivided attention, but, thinner-but-wiser, she must decide what she really wants from life. Rosemary Murphy, as her somewhat disapproving mother, replaced Inga Swenson.
Miracle Worker, The (1979) as Anne Sullivan
Coming full circle, this television remake of the 1962 film tells once again about the relationship between young Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Patty Duke Astin, who won her Academy Award for playing Helen Keller in the earlier version, here is cast as Anne Sullivan and received an Em
Having Babies III (1978) as Leslee Wexler
The third pilot movie for the subsequent "Having Babies" series which quickly was retitled "Julie Farr, M.D.," and soon afterward disappeared, all during the last few weeks of the 1977-78 season. Patty Duke Astin won another of her various Emmy Award nominations for her performance.
The Swarm (1978) as Rita Bard
Killer bees extend their territory into the U.S., with devastating effect.
Family Upside Down, A (1978) as Wendy
Fred Astaire won an Emmy Award as Best Actor and Helen Hayes received a nomination as Best Actress for their performances as a retired house painter and his loving wife of forty years who face an emotional crisis when he has a heart attack that makes both of them dependent on their grown children an
Rosetti and Ryan: Men Who Love Women (1977) as Sylvia Crawford
A couple of resourceful, free-wheeling criminal attorneys with an eye for the ladies confront a no-nonsense judge while trying to clear an heiress in the slaying of her husband, although her explanation that a mysterious intruder did it provides them with a rather weak case. The subsequent series wi
Curse of the Black Widow (1977) as Laura Lockwood
A chiller about the search for an elusive killer whose victims are found wrapped in a strange, spider-like web.
Storyteller, The (1977) as Sue Davidson
A veteran television writer is troubled by charges that his teleplay motivated a boy to actions that caused his death. Richard Levinson and William Link received Emmy Award nominations for their original story.
Fire! (1977) as Dr Peggy Wilson
A forest fire started by a convict to cover his escape from a road gang threatens to destroy a mountain community. Later (6/11/78) this two-hour movie was cut to ninety minutes and put on TV's first disaster double bill, teamed with Irwin Allen's "Flood."
Killer on Board (1977) as Norma Walsh
A cruise ship, with a traditional roster of TV faces, is swept with fear and panic when hit by a mysterious, deadly virus, disrupting the fun and games.
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976) as Rosemary Woodhouse
This sequel to Roman Polanski''s 1968 chiller traces the growth to adulthood of the half-human/half-demon child whose life is a macabre battleground between human and satanic forces. Ruth Gordon recreates her original film role, and Patty Duke Astin and George Maharis take over where Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes left off. Originally this one was to have been titled simply "Rosemary''s Baby II" -- which is what it is called in syndication.
Nightmare (1974) as Jan Richards
A thriller involving a murder witness who, unable to convince police that the killer is in the apartment across the courtyard from his, realizes that he is the sniper's next target.
You'll Like My Mother (1972) as Francesca Kinsolving
Francesa Kinsolving, a very pregnant widow whose husband was rescently killed in action in Vietnam, travels to visit her late husband's mother in a snowy Minnesota town only to get snowed in during a fierce blizard where she's forced to wait it out only to slowly uncover some terrible dark secrets that Mrs. Kinsolving has been hiding, one of them is her psychotic other son, a recent escapee from a lunatic asylum, who is shacked up in the basement of the house.
She Waits (1972) as Laura Wilson
A murdered woman seeks vengeance and possesses her husband's new bride in this well-acted ghost story. This marked Dorothy McGuire's first TV movie as well as her television comeback after a fifteen-year absence.
Deadly Harvest (1972) as Jenny
An Iron Curtain defector who has lived peacefully for years as a Napa Valley wine grower discovers that he's being stalked by an enemy from his past.
Two on a Bench (1971) as Macy Kramer
Wacky comedy about a hip young lady and a square stockbroker who meet on a park bench in Boston and are picked up as international spies.
If Tomorrow Comes (1971) as Eileen Phillips
A young couple -- a California girl and a Japanese-American boy -- ignore local prejudices and marry secretly on December 7, 1941, minutes before the announcement of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
My Sweet Charlie (1970) as Marlene Chambers
A pregnant white southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run, meet in a boarded-up house in rural Texas and develop a close friendship for their mutual survival. Patty Duke won an Emmy for her acting -- the first given to a TV-movie performance -- and Levinson and Link were given Emmy
Me, Natalie (1969) as Natalie Miller
A plain girl, living in New York, tries to come to terms with the fact that she'll never be beautiful.
Valley of the Dolls (1967) as Neely O'Hara
Three young women brave the world of show business and pills.
The Daydreamer (1966) as Thumbelina
The teen-aged Hans Christian Anderson runs away from home and turns his dreams into classic stories.
Billie (1965) as Billie Carol
A high school girl''''s athletic prowess scandalizes a conservative small town.
The Miracle Worker (1962) as Helen Keller
True story of the determined teacher who helped Helen Keller overcome deafness and blindness to learn to communicate.
4D Man (1959) as Marjorie Sutherland
Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon, Jasper Deeter, Robert Strauss, Patty Duke. Scientist Robert Lansing discovers a way to pass through solid matter but the side effects are no fun. To keep from aging rapidly, he must suck the life force from the living.
Happy Anniversary (1959) as Debbie Walters
An accidental slip reveals that a happily married couple were intimate before marriage.
The Goddess (1958) as Emily Ann Faulkner, age 8
Booze, pills and loneliness mark a young actress' rise to stardom.
Country Music Holiday (1958) as Sis Brand

Writer (feature film)

Call Me Anna (1990) as From Autobiography ("My Name Is Anna")
A television movie based on the autobiography of Patty Duke. Tells the story of her turbulent life as a child star and adult actress, and of her ultimate triumph over mental illness.

Producer (feature film)

Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights, The (1999) as Executive Producer
Update of "The Patty Duke Show," which aired on ABC from 1963 to 1966, about a pair of identical-twin cousins, Patty and Cathy Lane, both played by Patty Duke. Three decades later, Patty still spends her days at Brooklyn Heights High School where she is now a drama teacher. She is divorced from high
Call Me Anna (1990) as Co-Producer
A television movie based on the autobiography of Patty Duke. Tells the story of her turbulent life as a child star and adult actress, and of her ultimate triumph over mental illness.

Cast (special)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2004)
An award show that celebrates classic television.
Intimate Portrait: Patty Duke (2001) as Interviewee
Portrait of actor Patty Duke.
Melissa Gilbert (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Melissa Gilbert.
Intimate Portrait: Helen Keller (2000) as Narration
Profile of the life of Helen Keller, known for her triumphant achievements as a deaf and blind woman. The documentary follows how Keller overcame incredible challenges, graduated from Radcliffe College, wrote an autobiography and become devoted to numerous political causes. Interviews include numero
Child Stars: Their Story (2000) as Interviewee
Account of the child star experience. Features interviews with more than 30 former child stars, TV clips, home movies, additional archive footage and a "round table," in which eight one-time child stars, representing eight decades of film and TV experience hold forth on the trials of life in the spo
Intimate Portrait: Barbara Mandrell (1999) as Narration
Profile of the life and career of Grammy Award-winning country music singer Barbara Mandrell.
SAG Awards Show (1999) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 7th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Honors performances in five film categories and eight television categories. In addition, SAG presents its Life Achievement Award, celebrating career achievement as well as humanitarian a
Angels: The Mysterious Messengers (1994) as Host
A special examining the phenomenon of angels.
Creative Spirit, The (1992) as Host ("Creating Community")
A four-part series focusing on how people around the world use their creativity to make everyday life more productive and enjoyable.
America Behind Closed Doors (1992) as Host
A special that features dramatizations of actual events as well as interviews with three people who have had repressed memory experiences so painful that they have been blocked from their conscious minds.
Fatal Passions (1989) as Host
A special examining violent crimes committed by people who knew and loved their victims. The program will profile six crimes of passion, including an exclusive interview with Charles Rothenberg, who set fire to his son, David.
Four Lives: Portraits of Manic Depression (1988) as Host
A documentary focusing on the lives of four people who have been profoundly affected by manic depression. The program portrays manic-depressive illness from three perspectives: the psychiatrists', the patients', and the patients' families'.
Your Choice for the Film Awards (1986) as Host
The 21st annual event announcing winners of a national moviegoers poll (via US Magazine) to determine the public's favorite movies and actors for 1986.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1986)
In a special black-tie event, celebrities perform as entertainers and pay tribute as seven new members are inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. The inductees include: Steve Allen, Fred Coe, Walt Disney, Jackie Gleason, Mary Tyler Moore, Frank Stanton, and Burr Tillstrom.
37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, The (1985)
The thirty-seventh annual presentation by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) of the Emmy Awards for prime time television. Telecast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.
I Love Liberty (1982)
A program of music, comedy skits, and dramatic vignettes that salutes America.
Please Don't Hit Me, Mom (1981) as Barbara Reynolds
While baby-sitting for eight-year-old Brian Reynolds, teenager Nancy Parks discovers that Brian is a battered child. The story relates Nancy's attempts to help Brian's distraught, divorced mother realize that she is abusing her son. But Nancy must accomplish this without jeopardizing her close relat
Phillip and Barbara (1976) as Barbara Logan
The comic adventures of Phillip and Barbara Logan, a married couple who are employed as TV script writers.
Miss Kline, We Love You (1974) as Melanie Kline
The story of Melanie Kline, a shy young teacher who is taught the way to a new zest for life by her students, the children of a hospital pediatrics ward.
Power and the Glory, The (1961) as Coral
The story of a dissolute, alcoholic priest caught up in the 1930 Mexican Revolution against the Catholic church who is pursued by a Communist police lieutenant determined to kill him.
Once Upon a Christmas Time (1959) as Lori
When a group of Vermont villagers want to welcome the town's orphan children to their homes for Christmas, the stern Miss Scugg refuses to let them leave her orphanage. The story relates the efforts of the townspeople to change Miss Scugg's mind and provide a merry Christmas for the children. Based
Swiss Family Robinson, The (1958) as Lynda
The adventures of the Robinsons, a Swiss family shipwrecked on a desert island, as they struggle for survival. Based on the novel by Johann Wyss.
Prince and the Pauper, The (1957)
Adaptation of Mark Twain's novel about a poor boy and the heir to the British throne who exchange places.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Murder Without Conviction (2004) as Mother Joseph
Kimberly (1999) as Dr Feistenberger
George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986) as Martha Washington
In this four-hour continuation of the greatly admired 1984 eight-hour miniseries about the Father of Our Country, Barry Bostwick and Patty Duke (she was Patty Duke Astin in the earlier historical drama but since had divorced actor John Astin and reverted to her original acting name) reprised their r
George Washington (1984) as Martha Washington
A sweeping eight-hour, three-part miniseries chronicling the life of Washington from ages 11 to 51, beginning just after the death of his father in 1743 and taking him through his journeyman days as a young surveyor, his hidden love for Sally Fairfax, the wife of his best friend, his marriage to wid
Mom, the Wolfman and Me (1980) as Deborah Bergman
Hanging by a Thread (1979) as Sue Grainger
Irwin Allen, filmdom's "disaster master," strands a party of friends in a disabled sightseeing tram dangling above a mountain gorge to sweat out a rescue while reliving (through flashbacks) past jealousies, simmering conflicts and forgotten secrets as the cable begins snapping wire by wire.
Captains and the Kings (1976) as Bernadette Hennessey Armagh
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g
Captains and the Kings Part 5 & 6 (1976) as Bernadette Hennessey Armagh
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Matter of Justice, A (1993) as Mary Brown
Based on a true story, this miniseries chronicles a mother's unyielding determination to bring her daughter-in-law to justice for the murder of her Marine son.
Women in White (1979) as Cathy Payson
Soap opera set in a big city hospital where dedication and professionalism vie with jealousy, romance and rivalry among staff members and the newly-appointed Chief of Staff (Susan Flannery), who attempts to run the place despite her personal problems. Initially presented over three consecutive weeks

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