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Academy Award Winner Patty Duke

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This is a light, conversational interview. We had a fun time chatting, I believe you will enjoy her fun and down to earth personality.  No wonder so many people love her!  I do too!!  Fancy edit go : www.seattlewaveradio.com/player/swr_player_lifestyle.htm

Patty Duke is a true show business legend. Her career has spanned 6 decades, she continues to thrive long after many of her contemporaries have retired. Ms. Duke has conquered Broadway, film and television. In 1959 she made her Broadway debut in The Miracle Worker. Soon after The Miracle Worker closed on Broadway, Ms. Duke and Ms. Bancroft both reprized their roles in the motion picture version and each won Oscars. Patty Duke’s win as Best Supporting Actress made her, at the time, the youngest Academy Award winner in history. Ms. Duke also won a Golden Globe Award.

Coming off her Oscar win, she played genetically unexplainable identical cousins on The Patty Duke Show from 1963 to 1966. The show was a top-rated program and brought Duke her first Emmy nomination. Patty Duke also entered the history books as the youngest person (16) ever to have a show bearing her full name. In addition, she became a Billboard top-ten singer with the recording of her hit song, “Don’t Just Stand There.”

By 1967, Patty Duke wanted to shed her good girl image. She won the part of cross-addicted Neely O’Hara in the camp classic Valley of the Dolls. The film was a huge box office success and remains a cult favorite to this day. Patty is still a voice for many great orginazations today.www.offi

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