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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 14, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Elmhurst, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1955:
Film debut (as an extra) in "I'll Cry Tomorrow"
1957:
TV debut, "Kraft Theatre" (ABC, NBC)
1958:
Appeared briefly on the NBC TV daytime serial "Kitty Foyle"
1958:
Appeared on the CBS daytime drama "The Brighter Day"
1959:
Broadway debut as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker"
1962:
Won Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress reprising her stage role in "The Miracle Worker"
1963:
Starred on the ABC sitcom "The Patty Duke Show"; played identical cousins
1967:
Made attempt at adult feature film stardom with "Valley of the Dolls"
1970:
TV-movie debut with stunning work in "My Sweet Charlie" (NBC); won first Emmy
1976:
Co-starred in NBC miniseries "Captains and the Kings"; won second Emmy
1978:
Featured with Fred Astaire and Helen Hayes in the NBC TV-movie "A Family Upside Down"
1979:
Played Annie Sullivan role in TV version of "The Miracle Worker" (NBC); won third Emmy
1981:
Portrayed a lesbian in the Canadian-produced feature "By Design"
1981:
Acted opposite son Sean Astin in the ABC TV-movie "Please Don't Hit Me, Mom"
1982:
Co-starred opposite Richard Crenna on the ABC sitcom "It Takes Two"
1984:
Played Martha Washington in the CBS miniseries "George Washington"
1985:
Elected president of the Screen Actors Guild (resigned 1988); second female to hold post
1985:
Returned to sitcoms as the first female U.S. President in "Hail to the Chief" (ABC)
1986:
Had featured role in the movie "I Was a Teenage Boy"
1986:
Reprised Martha Washington in "George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation" (CBS)
1987:
Starred in short-lived summer sitcom "Karen's Song" (Fox)
1990:
Billed as Anna Duke-Pearce, co-produced TV adaptation of her memoirs titled "Call Me Anna" (ABC); also played herself
1992:
Made one-shot return to features in "Prelude to a Kiss"
1993:
Starred in the NBC miniseries "A Matter of Justice"
1995:
Executive produced (as Anna Pearce) and starred in short-lived TV series "Amazing Grace" (NBC)
1996:
Garned praise as an Amish woman in the CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "Harvest of Fire"
1997:
Starred as Sook in the CBS remake of the TV classic "A Christmas Memory"; undertook role based on Truman Capote's aunt originated by Geraldine Page
1999:
Executive produced and starred in the reunion telefilm "The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights" (CBS)
2000:
Starred in the CBS TV-movie "Love Lessons"
2005:
Cast opposite real life son Sean Astin in the comedy "Bigger Than the Sky"
2008:
Acted opposite son Mackenzie Astin in "The Four Children of Tander Welch"
2011:
Guest starred as a woman with Alzheimer's on CBS' remake of "Hawaii Five-O"

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