The Miracle Worker. Drama. Written by William Gibson
. Directed by Arthur Penn
. Playhouse Theatre: 19 Oct 1959- 1 Jul 1961 (719 performances). Cast: Anne Bancroft
(as "Annie Sullivan"), Patty Duke
(as "Helen Keller") [Broadway debut], Dale Ellen Bethea (as "Child"), Juanita Bethea
(as "Mary"), Miriam Butler (as "Martha"),
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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