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RIP Patty Duke

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MTM, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

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  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I guess she's finally seeing some sights other than Brooklyn Heights.
  3. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Man. This is a very big part of my childhood. In fact, the very first movie I remember seeing at the theater was The Miracle Worker.
  4. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    The Patty Duke Show was a regular view at home. RIP.

    Meet Cathy, who's lived most everywhere,
    From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.
    But Patty's only seen the sights
    A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights.
    What a crazy pair!
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Did not know she was Sean Astin's mother.
  6. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about the Patty Duke Show the other day when watching Quantico. They have an actress who plays sisters and they shoot her the same way they did the Duke show. You only see the face of one and the back of the body double as they flip between the two. They are never side-by-side.

    Fifty years and the technique has not changed
  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Sure they are.

  8. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Just read the NYT obit. Had no idea of her personal struggles. RIP.

    I also had no idea she was Sean Astin's mother.

    I have a TV theme show CD and man, that brings back memories. The show itself was slightly before my time, but it's a great theme song.
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    RIP. The 'Patty Duke Show' reruns ran in the 1980s on one of our cable channels -- I think it's the one that's now Freefrom after a million name changes -- and my sister always watched it.

    I knew about the Sean Astin connection. When I became aware of her, I knew she was married to John Astin, who I was a fan of through 'The Addams Family,' and I remember an Afterschool Special-type TV movie where a young Sean starred with her as a young boy being beaten by his mom.

    One interesting part of her resume: She became well-know for the role of Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker,' and then years later when they remade it as a TV-movie, she played the teacher, Anne Sullivan, to Melissa Gilbert's Keller.
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    How old is this show?

    Her dad's job (newspaper editor) was a highly respected profession.

    How old is this show?

    It used Bodoni typeface.

  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    But they're cousins, identical cousins, all the way.
    One pair of matching book ends, different as night and day.
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

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