Patty Duke Biography (1946-)

Full name, Anna Marie Duke; born December 14, 1946, in New York, NY; daughterof John P. (a cab driver and handyman) and Frances (a cashier; maiden name,McMahon) Duke; married Harry Falk (a director), 1965 (divorced, 1967); married Michael Tell (a rock promoter), June 24, 1970 (annulled, 1970); married John Astin (an actor, director, and producer), August 5, 1972 (divorced, 1985);married Michael Pearce (an Army drill sergeant), March 15, 1986; children: (third marriage) Sean (an actor), Mackenzie (an actor); (fourth marriage) Kevin. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., BeverlyHills, CA 90212-2775.

Actress, producer, writer
Birth Details
December 14, 1946
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • I'll Cry Tomorrow, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955
  • Somebody Up There Likes Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Emily Ann Faulkner, age 8, The Goddess, Columbia, 1958
  • Sis Brand, Country Music Holiday, 1958
  • Marjorie Sutherland, 4D Man (also known as The Evil Force and Master of Terror), 1959
  • Debbie Walters, Happy Anniversary, 1959
  • Helen Keller, The Miracle Worker, United Artists, 1962
  • Billie Carol, Billie, United Artists, 1965
  • Voice of Thumbelina, The Daydreamer, 1966
  • Neely O'Hara, Valley of the Dolls, 1967
  • Natalie Miller, Me, Natalie, National General, 1969
  • Marlene Chambers, My Sweet Charlie (originally a television movie), Universal, 1970
  • Francesca Kinsolving, You'll Like My Mother, Universal, 1972
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Rita, The Swarm, Warner Bros., 1978
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Helen, By Design (also known as Sur measure), Canadian, 1981
  • Doris Niceman, Willy/Nilly (also known as Something Specialand I Was a Teenage Boy), 1984
  • The Hitch-Hikers, 1989
  • Mrs. Boyle, Prelude to a Kiss, 1992
  • (Uncredited archive footage) Neely O'Hara in Valley of the Dolls, Isn't She Great, Universal, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ellen Williams Dennis, The Brighter Day, 1958-60
  • Molly Scharf as girl, Kitty Foyle, 1958
  • Patty Lane and Cathy Lane, Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1963-66
  • Panelist, Match Game 73 (also known as Match Game, MatchGame 74, Match Game 75, Match Game 76, Match Game 77, Match Game 78, and Match Game 79), 1973
  • Panelist, Match Game PM, 1975
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Molly Quinn, It Takes Two, ABC, 1982-83
  • President Julia Mansfield, Hail to the Chief, ABC, 1985
  • Karen Matthews, Karen's Song, Fox, 1987
  • (As Anna Pearce) Hannah Miller, Amazing Grace (also known as Wing and a Prayer), NBC, 1995
  • Movies
  • The Prince and the Pauper, 1957
  • Wuthering Heights, 1958
  • Lynda, Swiss Family Robinson, 1958
  • Tootie, Meet Me in St. Louis, 1959
  • Coral, The Power and the Glory, 1961
  • Marlene Chambers, My Sweet Charlie, 1970
  • Macy Kramer, Two on a Bench, 1971
  • Eileen Phillips, If Tomorrow Comes (also known as The Glass Hammer), CBS, 1971
  • Laura Wilson, She Waits, 1971
  • Jenny, Deadly Harvest, 1972
  • Jan Richards, Nightmare, 1974
  • Rosemary Woodhouse, Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (also known as Rosemary's Baby II), 1976
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Dr. Peggy Wilson, Fire!, 1977
  • Sylvia Crawford, Rosetti and Ryan: Men Who Love Women, 1977
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Laura Lockwood/Valerie Steffan, Curse of the Black Widow (also known as Love Trap), 1977
  • Norma Walsh, Killer on Board, 1977
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Sue Davidoff, The Storyteller, 1977
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Leslee Wexler, Having Babies III, 1978
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Wendy, A Family Upside Down, 1978
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Annie Sullivan, The Miracle Worker, 1979
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Carole Matthews, Before and After, 1979
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Lily, The Women's Room, 1980
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Deborah Bergman, Mom, the Wolfman and Me, 1980
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Liz Benedict, The Baby Sitter, 1980
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Sarah McDavid, The Violation of Sarah McDavid, 1981
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) The Girl on the Edge of Town, 1981
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Jeanne Bosnick, Something So Right, 1982
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Sister Dulcina, September Gun, 1983
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Laura Dietz, Best Kept Secrets, 1984
  • Concetta Hassan, A Time to Triumph, 1986
  • Shirley Abrams, Fight for Life, 1987
  • Althea Sloan, Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace, NBC, 1988
  • Anne Capute, Fatal Judgement, CBS, 1988
  • Nancy Evans, Amityville: The Evil Escapes (also known as The Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes, Part 4 and Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes), NBC, 1989
  • Caroyln Henry, Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure, ABC, 1989
  • (As Anna Duke-Pearce) Herself, Call Me Anna, ABC, 1990
  • Ruth Monroe, Always Remember I Love You, CBS, 1990
  • Judge Carol Ray, Absolute Strangers, CBS, 1991
  • Betty Rollin, Last Wish, ABC, 1992
  • Jean Williams, Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (also known as Grave Secrets), CBS, 1992
  • Jean Monroe, A Killer among Friends, CBS, 1992
  • Beth Thompson, A Family of Strangers, CBS, 1993
  • Lucille Jenkins, No Child of Mine (also known as The Fight forBaby Jesse), CBS, 1993
  • Mary Brown, A Matter of Justice (also known as Final Justice), NBC, 1993
  • Grace McKenna, One Woman's Courage, NBC, 1994
  • Terry Walser, Cries from the Heart (also known as Touch of Truth), CBS, 1994
  • Barbara Parker, When the Vows Break (also known as Courting Justice), Lifetime, 1995
  • Beth Bradfield, To Face Her Past, CBS, 1996
  • Annie Beiler, Harvest of Fire, CBS, 1996
  • Natalie Porter, Race against Time: The Search for Sarah, CBS, 1996
  • Sook, A Christmas Memory (also known as Truman Capote's "AChristmas Memory"), CBS, 1997
  • Faye Dolan, When He Didn't Come Home, CBS, 1998
  • Patty Lane and Cathy Lane MacAllister, The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights, CBS, 1999
  • Angel, A Season for Miracles, CBS, 1999
  • Doctor Feinstenberger, Kimberly, Cinemax, 1999
  • Anne Kincaid, Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story, CBS, 2000
  • Sunny Andrews, Love Lessons, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Bernadette Hennessey Armagh, Captains and the Kings, NBC, 1976-77
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Cathy Payson, Women in White, 1979
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Sue Grainger, Hanging by a Thread, 1979
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Martha Washington, George Washington, CBS, 1984
  • Martha Washington, George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation,1986
  • Specials
  • Melanie Kline, Miss Kline, We Love You, 1974
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Barbara Logan, Phillip and Barbara, 1976
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) Mrs. Reynolds, Please Don't Hit Me, Mom,1981
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) I Love Liberty, 1982
  • The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1985
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1986
  • Host, Your Choice for the Film Awards, 1986
  • Host, Four Lives: Portraits of Manic Depression, HBO, 1988
  • Host, Fatal Passions, Court TV, 1989
  • Host, America behind Closed Doors, CBS, 1992
  • Host, "Creating Community," The Creative Spirit, PBS, 1992
  • Host, Angels: The Mysterious Messengers, ABC, 1994
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Barbara Mandrell, Lifetime, 1999
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Helen Keller, Lifetime, 2000
  • Child Stars: Their Story, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Gina, "Have Jacket Will Travel," Armstrong Circle Theatre, 1955
  • "The Reward," The United States Steel Hour, 1958
  • "One Red Rose for Christmas," The United States Steel Hour, 1958
  • "Family Happiness," The United States Steel Hour, 1959
  • "Seed of Guilt," The United States Steel Hour, 1959
  • "The Duchess and the Mugs," The United States Steel Hour, 1962
  • Cindy Hopkins, "To Cindy, with Love," The Wide Country, 1963
  • "Sue Ann," The Virginian, 1967
  • Cohost, The Mike Douglas Show (two episodes), 1967
  • Holly Schaeffer, "The Diary," Night Gallery, 1971
  • Lois, "Love Child," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, 1972
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) "Circle of Fear," Ghost Story, NBC, 1973
  • Susan Rosen, "The Thrill Killers," The Streets of San Francisco, 1976
  • All's Fair, CBS, 1982
  • (As Patty Duke Astin) The Comedy Zone, CBS, 1984
  • Verna McKidden, J. J. Starbuck, NBC, 1987
  • Voice, The Legend of Prince Valiant, The Family Channel, 1991
  • Voice of Alice (guest caller), "Death and the Dog," Frasier, NBC,1997
  • Nancy Williams, "I Do," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998
  • The Reel to Reel Picture Show, PAX TV, 1998
  • Herself, The Martin Short Show, 1999
  • Also appeared in "The Last Visitor," Journey to the Unknown; in "Memories of You," The Love Boat, ABC; in "The Joker Is Mild," The Love Boat, ABC; in "New Beginnings," Hotel; as panelist, The $10,000 Pyramid; and as Border Hodges' daughter-in-law, The Torkelsons.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • (As Anna Pearce) Coexecutive producer, Amazing Grace (also known as Wing and a Prayer), NBC, 1995
  • Movies
  • (As Anna Duke-Pearce) Coproducer, Call Me Anna, ABC, 1990
  • Executive producer, The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in BrooklynHeights, CBS, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Helen Keller, The Miracle Worker, 1959-61
  • Isle of Children, 1962
  • Albums
  • Recorded several albums including Don't Just Stand There.
  • Books
  • (As Patty Duke Astin; with the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults againstWomen) Surviving Sexual Assault (nonfiction), Congdon & Weed, 1983
  • (With Kenneth Turan) Call Me Anna (autobiography), Bantam, 1987
  • A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness (nonfiction), 1992

Further Reference


    • People Weekly, May 3, 1999, p. 127.

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