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Patty Duke Dead - Oscar Winning Actress Dies at 69

Patty Duke Dead - Oscar Winning Actress Dies at 69

Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke has reportedly passed away at the age of 69.

News of the actress’ death was apparently reported by her son, actor Sean Astin, on a Fox affiliate.

Patty received an Academy Award for her work in The Miracle Worker at age 16, and went on to star as two cousins on The Patty Duke Show.

Patty was also an active mental health activist after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982. She dedicated years to increasing, promoting research, and taking away stigmas for sufferers.

Our thoughts are with Patty‘s loved ones during this time.

See the statement from the family of Patty Duke below…

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  • John

    Such a great actress.

    R.I.P.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 Christopher I. Gomes

    #rip anna…. miracle worker is an amazing performance…..

  • Curt Noydb

    RIP..thanks for all the wonderful entertainment.,

  • Mayra

    I’ve always loved the relationship between her and her sons… Rest in peace, legend.

  • Torii Wehling

    RIP,my dear lady. Condolences to you family

  • Bwest

    RIP ! wonderful actress , was just awarded Oscar ! My feelings for the family. The film loses a great actress !