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How Patty Duke's Son Sean Astin Learned Who His Biological Father Is

30 March 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Patty Duke gave birth to her first son, Sean Astin, in 1971, her life was plagued by tabloid headlines. Duke had colorful romantic history: Having just come out of a scandalous relationship with 17-year-old Desi Arnaz Jr., and impulsively marrying Michael Tell, a "total stranger" who had been subletting her apartment (they were together for 13 days and the marriage was annulled a year later), the media speculated as to who exactly fathered the baby. The actress ultimately deduced that the father of her baby was actor John Astin, star of the Addams Family TV series, who was married at the time. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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How Patty Duke's Son Sean Astin Learned Who His Biological Father Is

30 March 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Patty Duke gave birth to her first son, Sean Astin, in 1971, her life was plagued by tabloid headlines. Duke had colorful romantic history: Having just come out of a scandalous relationship with 17-year-old Desi Arnaz Jr., and impulsively marrying Michael Tell, a "total stranger" who had been subletting her apartment (they were together for 13 days and the marriage was annulled a year later), the media speculated as to who exactly fathered the baby. The actress ultimately deduced that the father of her baby was actor John Astin, star of the Addams Family TV series, who was married at the time. »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Patty Duke, Oscar-Winning Actress and TV Star, Dies at 69

29 March 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patty Duke, who won a supporting actress Oscar playing Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” starred in 1960s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show” and served as president of SAG, died Tuesday. She was 69.

Her manager, Mitchell Stubbs, confirmed that she died early Tuesday of sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

“She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon. She will be greatly missed,” Stubbs said.

The actress was a popular young star with her own TV show “The Patty Duke Show,” which ran from 1963 to 1967 and garnered her an Emmy nomination. In the show she portrayed two young women with distinctly different personalities, though it was not known at the time that she suffered from bipolar disorder. She later struggled with drug abuse and then became an advocate for mental health.

She served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from »

- Pat Saperstein

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Patty Duke, Oscar-Winning Actress and TV Star, Dies at 69

29 March 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Patty Duke, who won a supporting actress Oscar playing Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” starred in 1960s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show” and served as president of SAG, died Tuesday. She was 69.

Her manager, Mitchell Stubbs, confirmed that she died early Tuesday of sepsis from a ruptured intestine. “She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon. She will be greatly missed,” Stubbs said.

Her life took dramatic turns: As a child actress, she was exploited by her managers and became  a young Oscar winner and then a wholesome TV star, followed by struggles with drug addiction and mental illness and eventual stability as head of SAG and a mental health advocate. She served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988, succeeding her “Patty Duke Show” co-star William Schallert.

The actress was a popular teen star with her own TV series, »

- Pat Saperstein

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Carol Burnett Explains How Lucille Ball Got a Nsfw Nickname

21 January 2016 8:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Carol Burnett, 82, says it was her good friend Lucille Ball who gave her some very valuable career advice. Over dinner one night, Ball explained to Burnett that during her years on I Love Lucy with husband and co-star Desi Arnaz, it was Arnaz who dealt with the writing, lighting, and many other day-to-day operations on the show. But after Arnaz and Ball divorced in 1960, that all changed. "Lucy told me when she got a divorce she had to do all the stuff that Desi did and the first table read on the Lucy Show stunk." After the disastrous table read, »

- Mia McNiece

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Carol Burnett Explains How Lucille Ball Got a Nsfw Nickname

21 January 2016 8:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Carol Burnett, 82, says it was her good friend Lucille Ball who gave her some very valuable career advice. Over dinner one night, Ball explained to Burnett that during her years on I Love Lucy with husband and co-star Desi Arnaz, it was Arnaz who dealt with the writing, lighting, and many other day-to-day operations on the show. But after Arnaz and Ball divorced in 1960, that all changed. "Lucy told me when she got a divorce she had to do all the stuff that Desi did and the first table read on the Lucy Show stunk." After the disastrous table read, »

- Mia McNiece

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