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Patty Duke (1946–2016)

Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's managers, John and Ethel Ross. Soon after, Anna Marie ... See full bio »

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The Patty Duke Show
The Patty Duke Show Patty Lane / Cathy Lane / Betsy Lane / Patricia Harrison
Valley of the Dolls
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 2018 Power of the Air (post-production)
Charlene Summers
 2015 Liv and Maddie (TV Series)
Grandma Janice / Great-Aunt Hillary
- Grandma-A-Rooney (2015) ... Grandma Janice / Great-Aunt Hillary
 2013 Glee (TV Series)
- All or Nothing (2013) ... Jan
 2012 Amazing Love
 2012 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Rita Curtis
- Freak Show (2012) ... Rita Curtis
 2011 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Sylvia Spencer
- Mea Makamae (2011) ... Sylvia Spencer
 2011 The Protector (TV Series)
- Blood (2011) ... Beverly
- Wings (2011) ... Beverly
 2010 Unanswered Prayers (TV Movie)
 2009 Throwing Stones (TV Movie)
Patti Thom
 2009 Love Finds a Home (TV Movie)
 2008 The Four Children of Tander Welch
Susan Metler
 2006 Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door (TV Movie)
Bridget Connolly
 2005 Bigger Than the Sky
Mrs. Keene / Earlene
 2004 Murder Without Conviction (TV Movie)
Mother Joseph
 2004 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Valerie Bing
- Disposable (2004) ... Valerie Bing
 2003/II Wrong Turn (Short)
 1998-2003 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Jean / Nancy Williams
- I Will Walk with You: Part 2 (2003) ... Jean
- I Will Walk with You: Part 1 (2003) ... Jean
- I Do (1998) ... Nancy Williams
 2002 Little John (TV Movie)
 2001 First Years (TV Series)
Evelyn Harrison
- There's No Place Like Homo (2001) ... Evelyn Harrison
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Judge Sylvia Formenti
- Liar's Club: Part 2 (2001) ... Judge Sylvia Formenti
 2000 Love Lessons (TV Movie)
Sunny Andrews
 2000 Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story (TV Movie)
Anne Kincaid
 1999 A Season for Miracles (TV Movie)
 1999 Kimberly
Dr. Feinstenberger
 1998 When He Didn't Come Home (TV Movie)
Faye Dolan
 1997 A Christmas Memory (TV Movie)
 1997 Frasier (TV Series)
- Death and the Dog (1997) ... Alice (voice)
 1996 To Face Her Past (TV Movie)
Beth Bradfield
 1996 Harvest of Fire (TV Movie)
Annie Beiler
 1996 Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah (TV Movie)
Natalie Porter
 1995 When the Vows Break (TV Movie)
Barbara Parker
 1995 Amazing Grace (TV Series)
Hannah Miller
- Remember When (1995) ... Hannah Miller
- Family Values (1995) ... Hannah Miller
- The Shooting (1995) ... Hannah Miller
- Hallelujah (1995) ... Hannah Miller
- The Fugitive (1995) ... Hannah Miller
 1994 Cries from the Heart (TV Movie)
 1994 One Woman's Courage (TV Movie)
Grace McKenna
 1993 A Matter of Justice (TV Movie)
Mary Brown
 1993 No Child of Mine (TV Movie)
Lucille Jenkins
 1993 Family of Strangers (TV Movie)
Beth Thompson
 1992 Prelude to a Kiss
Mrs. Boyle
 1991-1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
Lady Morgana
- The Dawn of Darkness (1992) ... (voice, credit only)
- The Awakening (1991) ... Lady Morgana (voice)
- The Trust Betrayed (1991) ... Lady Morgana (voice)
 1992 Last Wish (TV Movie)
Betty Rollin
 1991 The Torkelsons (TV Series)
Catharine Jeffers
- Return to Sender (1991) ... Catharine Jeffers
 1991 Absolute Strangers (TV Movie)
Judge Ray
 1990 Always Remember I Love You (TV Movie)
Ruth Monroe
 1990 Call Me Anna (TV Movie)
Anna Marie Duke
 1989 Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (TV Movie)
Carolyn Henry
 1988 Fatal Judgement (TV Movie)
Anne Capute
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (TV Movie)
Althea Sloan
 1987 J.J. Starbuck (TV Series)
Verna Mckidden
- Pilot (1987) ... Verna Mckidden
 1987 Fight for Life (TV Movie)
Shirley Abrams
 1987 It's a Living (TV Series)
Patty Duke
- The Evictables (1987) ... Patty Duke
 1987 Karen's Song (TV Series)
Karen Matthews
- Take This Job and Shove It (1987) ... Karen Matthews
- My Boy Bill (1987) ... Karen Matthews
- High Noon (1987) ... Karen Matthews
- Don't Fence Me In (1987) ... Karen Matthews
- Aloha Oe (1987) ... Karen Matthews
 1986 A Time to Triumph (TV Movie)
Concetta Hassan
 1985 Hail to the Chief (TV Series)
President Julia Mansfield
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... President Julia Mansfield
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... President Julia Mansfield
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... President Julia Mansfield
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... President Julia Mansfield
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... President Julia Mansfield
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Gayla Erikson
- New Beginnings (1985) ... Gayla Erikson (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1985 Gifts of Greatness (Video)
Amy Lowell
 1977-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Jane / Lilly Mackim / Shirlee Warner
- Memories of You/Computerman/Parlez Vous? (1978) ... Lilly Mackim (as Patty Duke Astin)
- The Joker Is Mild/Take My Granddaughter, Please/First Time Out (1977) ... Shirlee Warner (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini-Series)
Martha Washington
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Martha Washington (as Patty Duke Astin)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Martha Washington (as Patty Duke Astin)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Martha Washington (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1984 Best Kept Secrets (TV Movie)
Laura Dietz (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1974-1983 Insight (TV Series)
Peters / Mother Alicia / Nelli Grubb / ...
- The Hit Man (1983) ... Peters (as Patty Duke Astin)
- God's Guerillas (1981) ... Mother Alicia (as Patty Duke Astin)
- Second Chorus (1978) ... Nelli Grubb (as Patty Duke Astin)
- A Slight Drinking Problem (1977) ... Loretta Berg (as Patty Duke Astin)
- For the Love of Annie (1976) ... Annie Grogan (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1983 September Gun (TV Movie)
Sister Dulcina (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1982-1983 It Takes Two (TV Series)
Molly Quinn
- Instinct (1983) ... Molly Quinn (as Patty Duke Astin)
- The Suit (1983) ... Molly Quinn (as Patty Duke Astin)
- Mother and Child Reunion (1983) ... Molly Quinn (as Patty Duke Astin)
- Molly's Best Friend (1983) ... Molly Quinn (as Patty Duke Astin)
- Only When You Laugh (1983) ... Molly Quinn (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1982 Something So Right (TV Movie)
Jeanne Bosnick (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1981 Please Don't Hit Me, Mom (TV Movie)
Barbara Reynolds (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1981 The Violation of Sarah McDavid (TV Movie)
Sarah McDavid (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1981 By Design
Helen (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1981 The Girl on the Edge of Town (TV Movie)
Martha (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1980 The Babysitter (TV Movie)
Liz Benedict (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1980 Mom, the Wolfman and Me (TV Movie)
Deborah Bergman
 1980 The Women's Room (TV Movie)
 1979 The Miracle Worker (TV Movie)
Anne Sullivan
 1979 Before and After (TV Movie)
Carole Matthews (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1979 Hanging by a Thread (TV Movie)
Sue Grainger (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1979 Women in White (TV Movie)
Cathy Payson
 1978 The Swarm
Rita (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1978 A Family Upside Down (TV Movie)
Wendy (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1978 Having Babies III (TV Movie)
Leslee Wexler
 1977 The Storyteller (TV Movie)
Sue Davidoff (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1977 Killer on Board (TV Movie)
Norma Walsh
 1977 Curse of the Black Widow (TV Movie)
Laura Lockwood (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1977 Rosetti and Ryan (TV Series)
Sylvia Crawford
- Men Who Love Women (1977) ... Sylvia Crawford (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1977 Fire (TV Movie)
Dr. Peggy Wilson (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Bernadette Hennessey Armagh / Bernadette Hennessey
- Chapter VIII (1976) ... Bernadette Hennessey Armagh (as Patty Duke Astin)
- Chapter VII (1976) ... Bernadette Hennessey Armagh (as Patty Duke Astin)
- Chapter VI (1976) ... Bernadette Hennessey Armagh (as Patty Duke Astin)
- Chapter V (1976) ... Bernadette Hennessey Armagh (as Patty Duke Astin)
- Chapter IV (1976) ... Bernadette Hennessey Armagh (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1976 Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (TV Movie)
Rosemary Woodhouse (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Susan Rosen
- The Thrill Killers: Part 2 (1976) ... Susan Rosen (as Patty Duke Astin)
- The Thrill Killers: Part 1 (1976) ... Susan Rosen (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1976 Phillip and Barbara (TV Movie)
Barbara Logan (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Kate Gannard
- Unindicted Wife (1975) ... Kate Gannard (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Larue Collins
- Nothing Left to Lose (1975) ... Larue Collins (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
- Sniper (1975) ... Daniele (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1974 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)
Melanie Kline
- Miss Kline, We Love You (1974) ... Melanie Kline (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- Hard Day at Blue Nose (1974) ... Adelaide
 1974 Nightmare (TV Movie)
Jan Richards
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Linda Colby
- Graveyard Shift (1973) ... Linda Colby (as Patty Duke Astin)
 1973 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
- Thanks for the Honeymoon (1973) ... Toni
 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
- Love Child (1972) ... Lois
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
- With Affection, Jack the Ripper (1972) ... Elizabeth
 1972 You'll Like My Mother
Francesca Kinsolving
 1972 Deadly Harvest (TV Movie)
 1972 She Waits (TV Movie)
Laura Wilson
 1971 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Movie)
Eileen Phillips
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Holly Schaeffer (segment "The Diary")
- The Diary/A Matter of Semantics/Big Surprise/Professor Peabody's Last Lecture (1971) ... Holly Schaeffer (segment "The Diary")
 1971 Two on a Bench (TV Movie)
Macy Kramer
 1971 Birdbath (TV Short)
Velma Sparrow
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Sheila (1970) ... Sheila
 1970 My Sweet Charlie (TV Movie)
Marlene Chambers
 1970 The Cliff (TV Movie)
 1969 Me, Natalie
Natalie Miller
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Movie)
Barbara King (episode 'The Last Visitor'
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Barbara King
- The Last Visitor (1969) ... Barbara King
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sue Ann McRae
- Sue Ann (1967) ... Sue Ann McRae
 1966 The Daydreamer
Thumbelina (voice)
 1963-1966 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Patty Lane / Cathy Lane / Patricia Harrison / ...
- Fiancee for a Day (1966) ... Patty Lane / Patricia Harrison
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Cindy Hopkins
- To Cindy, with Love (1963) ... Cindy Hopkins
 1958-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Kathy / Penelope / Robin Kent / ...
- The Duchess and the Smugs (1962) ... Penelope
- One Red Rose for Christmas (1959) ... Kathy
- Seed of Guilt (1959) ... Robin Kent
- Family Happiness (1959) ... Sonya Alexandrovna
- One Red Rose for Christmas (1958) ... Kathy
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Janie Wahl
- Mrs McBroom and the Cloud Watcher (1962) ... Janie Wahl
 1961 The Power and the Glory (TV Movie)
 1959 Once Upon a Christmas Time (TV Movie)
 1959 Happy Anniversary
Debbie Walters
 1959 4D Man
Marjorie Sutherland
 1956-1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Gina / Angelina Rico / Marianne Doona
- Have Jacket Will Travel (1957) ... Gina
- Flare-Up (1956) ... Angelina Rico
 1958 Swiss Family Robinson (TV Movie)
 1957-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Roberta / Betty
- Death Wears Many Faces (1958) ... Roberta
- A Boy Called Ciske (1958) ... Betty
- The Big Heist (1957)
- The Glass Wall (1957)
 1958 The Goddess
Emily Ann Faulkner, age 8
 1958 Country Music Holiday
'Sis' Brand
 1958 Kitty Foyle (TV Series)
Molly Scharf as a girl
 1958 An American Girl (Short)
Augusta Davis
 1958 Rendezvous (TV Series)
 1954 The Brighter Day (TV Series)
Ellen Williams Dennis #1 (1958-1959)
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Other Works:

(1960s) Album: "Don't Just Stand There". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Patty Duke Astin | Anna Marie Duke | Anna Duke-Pearce | Patty Duke Astin aka John & Patty


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[on her wardrobe on The Patty Duke Show (1963)] Not only did I hate those clothes, but they put my name on some and successfully merchandised them, so a lot of other poor girls were walking around with the same ugly clothes I had to wear. See more »


Parents are John Patrick and Frances Duke; her father was an alcoholic and left the family when Patty was very young. See more »


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