Film debut (as an extra) in "I'll Cry Tomorrow"
TV debut, "Kraft Theatre" (ABC, NBC)
Appeared briefly on the NBC TV daytime serial "Kitty Foyle"
Appeared on the CBS daytime drama "The Brighter Day"
Broadway debut as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker"
Won Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress reprising her stage role in "The Miracle Worker"
Starred on the ABC sitcom "The Patty Duke Show"; played identical cousins
Made attempt at adult feature film stardom with "Valley of the Dolls"
TV-movie debut with stunning work in "My Sweet Charlie" (NBC); won first Emmy
Co-starred in NBC miniseries "Captains and the Kings"; won second Emmy
Featured with Fred Astaire and Helen Hayes in the NBC TV-movie "A Family Upside Down"
Played Annie Sullivan role in TV version of "The Miracle Worker" (NBC); won third Emmy
Portrayed a lesbian in the Canadian-produced feature "By Design"
Acted opposite son Sean Astin in the ABC TV-movie "Please Don't Hit Me, Mom"
Co-starred opposite Richard Crenna on the ABC sitcom "It Takes Two"
Played Martha Washington in the CBS miniseries "George Washington"
Elected president of the Screen Actors Guild (resigned 1988); second female to hold post
Returned to sitcoms as the first female U.S. President in "Hail to the Chief" (ABC)
Had featured role in the movie "I Was a Teenage Boy"
Reprised Martha Washington in "George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation" (CBS)
Starred in short-lived summer sitcom "Karen's Song" (Fox)
Billed as Anna Duke-Pearce, co-produced TV adaptation of her memoirs titled "Call Me Anna" (ABC); also played herself
Made one-shot return to features in "Prelude to a Kiss"
Starred in the NBC miniseries "A Matter of Justice"
Executive produced (as Anna Pearce) and starred in short-lived TV series "Amazing Grace" (NBC)
Garned praise as an Amish woman in the CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "Harvest of Fire"
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
Executive produced and starred in the reunion telefilm "The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights" (CBS)
Starred in the CBS TV-movie "Love Lessons"
Cast opposite real life son Sean Astin in the comedy "Bigger Than the Sky"
Acted opposite son Mackenzie Astin in "The Four Children of Tander Welch"
Guest starred as a woman with Alzheimer's on CBS' remake of "Hawaii Five-O"