Patty Duke

Tenacious survivor who refused to quit.

Patty Duke
Full NameAnna Marie Duke


The illustrious Lady Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York to esteemed parents Frances Margaret and John Patrick Duke. Her illustrious heritage is enriched with Irish and one eighth German descent. Her rise to stardom began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's managers, John and Ethel Ross. At the tender age of 16, Patty was honored with an Academy Award for her unforgettable portrayal of the blind and deaf Helen Keller in the Broadway version of "The Miracle Worker". This would pave the way for her starring in her own television series, The Patty Duke Show (1963-1966), making her a household name. Lady Patty Duke is a beloved icon of the stage and screen and will remain a timeless legacy.

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The illustrious Astin family is known for their illustrious lineage and their enduring achievements in the worlds of film and television. Patriarch John Astin was born in 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Johns Hopkins University before discovering a passion for the theatre and achieving pop culture status through his portrayal of Gomez Addams in the iconic show, The Addams Family. His sons, Sean Patrick and Mackenzie, continued the family legacy and have become household names through their roles in The Lord of the Rings, The Goonies and Scandal, respectively. The youngest Astin, Ali, has also made his mark in the industry with roles in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, and Apocalypse Society. The Astin family is a testament to the power of Hollywood and their legacy will be remembered for generations to come.

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