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Actress Patty Duke portrays herself in this autobiographical film that details her long-time struggle with mental illness.

Director:

Gilbert Cates

Writers:

Patty Duke (book), Kenneth Turan (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patty Duke ... Anna Marie Duke
Timothy Carhart ... Harry
Howard Hesseman ... John Ross
Deborah May ... Ethel Ross
Ari Meyers ... Patty Duke, as a youth
Millie Perkins ... Frances Duke
Jenny Robertson ... Patty, as a young adult
Arthur Taxier ... John Astin
Matthew Perry ... Desi Arnaz Jr (as Matthew L. Perry)
David Packer David Packer ... Glenn Bell
Dana Gladstone ... Fred Maxwell
Woody Eney Woody Eney ... Fred Coe
François Giroday François Giroday ... Bob McLaren
Lora Staley Lora Staley ... Anne Bancroft
Richard Fancy ... Contract Lawyer
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Actress Patty Duke portrays herself in this autobiographical film that details her long-time struggle with mental illness.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Call Me Anna: The Patty Duke Story See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Patty Duke was asked by the director to not stay on the set during the parts where the other actresses were playing her. This way the girls would not feel the pressure of constantly having to impress her. See more »

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Edited into Intimate Portrait: Patty Duke (2001) See more »

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Patty Duke played herself in a brilliant portrayal
27 August 2002 | by a-mcdouellSee all my reviews

I don't know if she knew the impact this had. On many people. The fact that Patty Duke went public with her life is an incredibly astounding concept. The private battle we sometimes go through with our lives is made easier by knowing that others have experienced what we have: that we are not alone. The brilliant talent she posseses in her acting only reflects the beauty courage and strength she had to have, and obviously did. I am only one person this story has probably impacted. One person of many. I have the same struggle in my life and have for twenty years. I want to meet Patty Duke, an aspiration.


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