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Miracle Worker, The

Miracle Worker, The(1979)

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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

"The Miracle Worker" originally was produced on TV and premiered on "Playhouse 90" in February 1957, with Teresa Wright and Patty McCormack in the leads. It next was presented on Broadway, beginning in October, 1959, with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke (later to become Patty Duke Astin) as the stars. They repeated their roles -- each winning an Oscar -- in the subsequent film version. All four productions were produced by Fred Coe, who died while this TV-movie adaptation was being filmed and to whom it was dedicated.

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Paul Aaron Director
Patty Duke Anne Sullivan
Melissa Gilbert Helen Keller
Diana Muldaur Kate Keller
Charles Siebert Captain Keller
Anne Seymour Aunt Ev
Stanley Wells James Keller
Titos Vandis Professor Michael Anagnos
Hilda Haynes Vinnie--Maid
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