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Miss Tennessee Contestant Opens up About Being a Sexual Assault Survivor Onstage at Pageant

7 July 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When reigning Miss Nashville Jeanette Morelan was asked about the sentencing of Brock Turner - the former Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault - during last month's Miss Tennessee pageant, Morelan decided to speak candidly about her own experience as a sexual assault survivor. "It was a split-second decision," Morelan, 21, tells People of sharing her story during the Q&A portion of the pageant. "You hear the question and you just have a moment to think. I had known how I felt about the case, and was horrified to hear about it. As a survivor I had to »

- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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Alaskan Grizzly Bear Will Be Killed After Attacking One Hiker and Charging Several Other Groups of Hikers, Officials Say

4 July 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Officials say a grizzly bear responsible for biting and scratching a hiker in Alaska's Denali National Park - and charging several other groups of hikers - will be tracked down and killed. The hiker, identified as 28-year-old Fangyuan Zhou, was walking along Savage Alpine Trail in the park on July 1 when she "encountered a small, subadult grizzly bear that bit and scratched her before fellow hikers were able to throw rocks and chase it off," according to a press release issued by the National Park Service. "The erratic behavior of the bear over the past two weeks: approaching and charging »

- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio

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Bo Burnham Talks Social-Media Despair, Why Trump Is Joke-Proof

29 June 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Bo Burnham is a product of the very thing that he hates. The comedian, known for his elaborately staged performances and caustic humor, got his start nine years ago by posting funny songs on his YouTube channel. But during a recent conversation with Rolling Stone, Burnham, now 25, was quick to rail against life in the Information Age. "You can't escape anything," he said. "Like, all the shit that you could run away from in your life now follows you everywhere."

The oppressiveness of social media is just one of the »

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Charlie Cox Asked Funko For Some Daredevil Pops To Take To Children's Hospitals; Here's What Happened Next

18 June 2016 7:16 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Last year, Charlie Cox was honoured at the American Foundation for the Blind’s 19th Annual Helen Keller Achievement Awards in New York City for his portrayal of Matt Murdock in Daredevil. The actor and character have understandably served as inspiration to many people who have disabilities relating to their sight, and it looks like Cox intends to visit some schools and hospitals to talk to kids about just that (for all we know, he already has and simply hasn't received any publicity for doing so).  Regardless, as you can see below, the actor recently reached out to Funko about getting some Daredevil bobbleheads he could share with those youngsters. No doubt expecting to receive maybe a dozen or so, Cox was clearly surprised to find himself in possession of upwards of 100 of them! Needless to say, that was pretty awesome of the company, and those kids will be getting some cool swag. »

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'I Have a Deep Hatred for the Kardashians': The Stars of Another Period Don't Hold Back Their Feelings About Reality TV's Most Famous Family

15 June 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Another Period stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome are known to watch episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but they want to be clear why they're doing it. As one of the creators of a comedy based on the premise of "if the Kardashians moved into Downton Abbey," Leggero admits she watched the E! reality show, "but only for research purposes." "I want to be clear: I hate the Kardashians, personally," she tells People.But her co-creator has a different point of view: "Ricky doesn't horror-watch it, she just watch-watches it," says Leggero. "She really sees the good in the Kardashians. »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Kajal Aggrawal’s research to play a blind girl in ‘Do Lafzon Ki Kahani’

11 May 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Kajal Aggarwal, who plays a blind girl in Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, says, “I did a lot of research, read Helen Keller’s books, watched a lot of reference films, went for workshops to Xrcvc; a special branch of St Xaviers college, which helped me out quite a bit in terms of understanding life, mannerisms, daily activities and chores of the visually challenged. Dr Sam and Calveena were extremely helpful and gave me tremendous insight. They taught me basic Braille, made me familiar with various equipments used by visually impaired people like special computers, audio machines, microwaves, watches, cellphones too!”

She adds that they also taught her the assisted walk technique, which helped her for her character. “Calveena made me practice walking with a stick with my eyes shut so that I get a genuine feel and body language of a blind person. That was a challenge as we have »

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12 Memorable Child Actor Performances on TV

1 April 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Child actors have played a crucial role in some of the best shows, miniseries, and movies to air since television’s inception. Today they’re delivering dynamic performances at a rapid pace as the television landscape expands well beyond broadcast and cable. These 12 performances are just a few of dozens of memorable performances given by children, which set the standard for the kind of dramatic and comedic work child actors can produce in the medium. Patty Duke, “The Patty Duke Show”Duke’s career longevity is enviable to any actor starting out in the business. Duke became one of the youngest Oscar winners ever at 16 in 1963 for her mesmerizing portrayal of Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker.” Duke followed up that performance with her self-titled comedy series “The Patty Duke Show.” At 16, Duke remains the youngest actor ever to front a show named after themselves. Duke’s impressive dual performances »

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Patty Duke Pictured Meeting Helen Keller, the Inspiration Behind The Miracle Worker, in 1961

31 March 2016 8:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The late Patty Duke was perhaps best known for her breakout role in The Miracle Worker, and after impressing critics and fans alike with her performance, she got to meet the inspiration behind the broadway play. Duke met with the real life Helen Keller in 1961. The actress was just 15 at the time. In the photo, Duke is seen kneeling down next to Keller and grasping her hand. The two sat down together before Duke went on to portray Keller in the film adaption of the play. In the film, Duke played a young Keller, who was struggling to communicate after »

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Pictured: Patty Duke Meeting Helen Keller, the Inspiration Behind The Miracle Worker, in 1961

31 March 2016 8:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The late Patty Duke was perhaps best known for her breakout role in The Miracle Worker, and after impressing critics and fans alike with her performance, she got to meet the inspiration behind the broadway play. Duke met with the real life Helen Keller in 1961. The actress was just 15 at the time. In the photo, Duke is seen kneeling down next to Keller and grasping her hand. The two sat down together before Duke went on to portray Keller in the film adaption of the play. In the film, Duke played a young Keller, who was struggling to communicate after »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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Patty Duke (1946-2016)

30 March 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As I'm sure you've heard Patty Duke, the third youngest actor ever to win an Oscar (she was 16 when she took the industry's top prize for The Miracle Worker) and the former President of SAG, has died at the age of 69. Her birth name was Anna Marie Duke and by the time she was 14 she was already a famous thespian. She originated the role of blind and deaf Helen Keller in the hit Broadway play "The Miracle Worker". She and her Tony winning co-star Anne Bancroft both transferred over to the film version two years later to bring Helen Keller's incredible story to millions more. It really is a shockingly good movie, with two stellar performances, and it's devoid of the sentiments and easy comforts that you're expecting if you've only heard of it secondhand; that movie earns its "triumph of the human spirit" appeal. 

Photos, her son Sean Astin, »

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Remembering Patty Duke: An Actress Who Worked Miracles

29 March 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patty Duke falls into her own special niche when one discusses American movie and TV stars: 16 years old when she won her supporting-actress Oscar for her performance as unhearing, unseeing Helen Keller in the 1963 movie The Miracle Worker, she was perhaps the most dramatically formidable teenage actress ever. Her scenes of physical combat with Anne Bancroft, who won Best Actress as Helen's teacher, Annie Sullivan, are hair-raising more than 50 years later. Consider, too, that she followed this up with her own sitcom, The Patty Duke Show (1963-66), in which she split her performance between the roles of identical cousins, one outgoing and American, »

- Tom Gliatto

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Remembering Patty Duke: An Actress Who Worked Miracles

29 March 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patty Duke falls into her own special niche when one discusses American movie and TV stars: 16 years old when she won her supporting-actress Oscar for her performance as unhearing, unseeing Helen Keller in the 1963 movie The Miracle Worker, she was perhaps the most dramatically formidable teenage actress ever. Her scenes of physical combat with Anne Bancroft, who won Best Actress as Helen's teacher, Annie Sullivan, are hair-raising more than 50 years later. Consider, too, that she followed this up with her own sitcom, The Patty Duke Show (1963-66), in which she split her performance between the roles of identical cousins, one outgoing and American, »

- Tom Gliatto

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Entertainment News: Film, TV Star & Oscar Winner Patty Duke Dies at 69

29 March 2016 12:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Coeur D’Alene, Idaho – She was a lesson in duality. One of her most famous roles was as “identical cousins” on “The Patty Duke Show,” and Anna Marie “Patty” Duke also made public her fight with bipolar disorder. She was also a talented actress, winning an Oscar as teenager for “The Miracle Worker.” Ms. Duke passed away on March 29th, 2016, at the age of 69, at her home in Idaho.

Anna Marie Duke (her friends call her “Anna”) became Patty Duke when she was only eight years old. She went on to fame in the role of Helen Keller in the original 1959-61 Broadway run of “The Miracle Worker,” co-starring Anne Bancroft as Annie Sullivan. The film version (1962) garnered Duke the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, the youngest to ever win at the time at age 16. The next year she starred in “The Patty Duke Show,” with its familiar theme song beginning »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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From the People Archive: Patty Duke Opens Up About Her Battle with Bipolar Disorder

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

Patty Duke, best known as Helen Keller in the 1962 film The Miracle Worker, has died at the age of 69. After surviving the dark side of child stardom, Duke sat down with People in 1999 to open up about her battle with manic depression and reveal how she turned her life around. Read the profile below:It's feeding time at the 40-acre northern Idaho farm that actress Patty Duke calls home. Clad in faded overalls and work boots, Duke ignores three donkeys braying for their breakfast in favor of Tommy, her pet tortoise, to whom she proffers a banana. But while Duke tries »

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From the People Archive: Patty Duke Opens Up About Her Battle with Manic Depression

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

Patty Duke, best known as Helen Keller in the 1962 film The Miracle Worker, has died at the age of 69. After surviving the dark side of child stardom, Duke sat down with People in 1999 to open up about her battle with manic depression and reveal how she turned her life around. Read the profile below:It's feeding time at the 40-acre northern Idaho farm that actress Patty Duke calls home. Clad in faded overalls and work boots, Duke ignores three donkeys braying for their breakfast in favor of Tommy, her pet tortoise, to whom she proffers a banana. But while Duke tries »

- Michael A. Lipton and Liz McNeil

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Patty Duke Remembered: Son Sean Astin, More Celebrities Pay Tribute to 'Brave, Outspoken' Star After Her Death

29 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Acclaimed child star and Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke is being remembered for her time on the big and small screens, as well as her mental health advocacy and huge heart in the wake of her death at 69 on Tuesday. Duke died of sepsis from a ruptured intestine, leaving behind her last husband, Michael Pearce, and three sons: Kevin, Sean Astin and Mackenzie Astin, as well as many, many fans. Leading the tributes was Duke's son, Goonies star Sean, who shared a baby photo on Facebook, writing, "This morning, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, matriarch and the exquisite artist, humanitarian, and champion for mental health, »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Patty Duke Remembered: Son Sean Astin, More Celebrities Pay Tribute to 'Brave, Outspoken' Star After Her Death

29 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Acclaimed child star and Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke is being remembered for her time on the big and small screens, as well as her mental health advocacy and huge heart in the wake of her death at 69 on Tuesday. Duke died of sepsis from a ruptured intestine, leaving behind her last husband, Michael Pearce, and three sons: Kevin, Sean Astin and Mackenzie Astin, as well as many, many fans. Leading the tributes was Duke's son, Goonies star Sean, who shared a baby photo on Facebook, writing, "This morning, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, matriarch and the exquisite artist, humanitarian, and champion for mental health, »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Patty Duke, Oscar-winning actress and former child star of TV show, dies at 69

29 March 2016 11:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Oscar-winning actor and mental health advocate, who was once the youngest actor to have a TV series bearing her name, died on Tuesday morning

Actor Patty Duke, best known for her Oscar-winning performance as Helen Keller in 1962’s The Miracle Worker, has died at 69.

“Anna ‘Patty Duke’ Pearce passed away this morning 29 March 2016 at 1.20am,” a statement by Mitchell Stubbs, one of her representatives, read. “Her cause of death was 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 missed.”

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Patty Duke, Oscar-winning actress and former child star of TV show, dies at 69

29 March 2016 11:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Oscar-winning actor and mental health advocate, who was once the youngest actor to have a TV series bearing her name, died on Tuesday morning

Actor Patty Duke, best known for her Oscar-winning performance as Helen Keller in 1962’s The Miracle Worker, has died at 69.

“Anna ‘Patty Duke’ Pearce passed away this morning 29 March 2016 at 1.20am,” a statement by Mitchell Stubbs, one of her representatives, read. “Her cause of death was 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 missed.”

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- Nigel M Smith

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Patty Duke, Oscar-Winning Actress, Passes Away at 69

29 March 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Patty Duke, who became an iconic teenage star with legions of fans from her hit TV series The Patty Duke Show, passed away earlier today at the age of 69. Her rep Mitchell Stubbs confirmed to ABC News that the actress died from sepsis from a ruptured intestine. Here's what the actress' family had to say in a statement about Patty Duke's passing.

"This morning, our beloved mother, wife, matriarch and the exquisite artist, humanitarian, and champion for mental health, Anna Patty Duke Pearce, closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place. We celebrate the infinite love and compassion she shared through her work and throughout her life."

Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances (McMahon), a cashier, and John Brock Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She started performing at a young age, with bit parts in »

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