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Hollywood Remembers ‘Legendary Actor’ Patty Duke Who ‘Left a Mark on This World’

29 March 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The death of legendary actress Patty Duke, at age 69, triggered an outpouring of condolences on social media from the Hollywood community.

Melissa Gilbert, who worked with Duke on “The Miracle Worker” and “Family of Strangers,” issued a statement on Tuesday referring to Duke with her given name, Annie Marie Duke: “Anna was my dear friend, teacher, and a second mother. Her passing leaves a huge hole in my heart. She helped raise me to be the woman I am today. She was so loved by so many people including me. She had a mind-boggling depth of talent, a fantastic sense of humor and survived being a child actor in the worst of circumstances. Anna won every award possible as a performer and as a humanitarian, and it was all well-deserved — she was an extraordinary human being.”

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