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Patty Duke Remembered At Memorial Service

The Oscar-winning The Miracle Worker star, real name Anna Marie Duke, died due to sepsis from a ruptured intestine last month (Mar16). On Saturday (16Apr16), Patty was memorialised at Lake City Church...

Patty Duke 'Suffered Terribly' In Final Moments

The Oscar-winning The Miracle Worker star died due to sepsis from a ruptured intestine. Her actor son Sean was by her hospital bedside in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and spoke to Entertainment Tonight on...

Rip Patty Duke: Actress And Advocate Passes Away Aged 69

Patty Duke has passed away in hospital at the age of 69, according to her manager and a recent statement issued by her son Sean Astin. The Oscar winning actress was a long-term television favourite...

Sean Astin Continuing Mother Patty Duke's Activism With Charity Initiative

The Oscar-winning The Miracle Worker star passed away on Tuesday morning (29Mar16), and The Goonies actor has paid tribute to his beloved mum in a sweet post on Facebook. In the statement,...

William Shatner And Marlee Matlin Honour Patty Duke Online

The 69-year-old Miracle Worker star passed away following a battle with sepsis after rupturing her intestine. Her unexpected death prompted her celebrity friends and fans to take to social media to mourn...

Patty Duke Dead At 69

The star passed away on Tuesday morning (29Mar16), according to a statement from her representative. "Her cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine," the announcement reads. "She was a wife,...

James Woods And Patty Duke Lead Tributes To Fred Thompson

The former Law & Order star, who also represented Tennessee in the U.S. senate until 2003, passed away at the age of 73 in Nashville after a battle with cancer, and his actor...

Sean Astin Pulls Out Of New York City Marathon

The Lord of the Rings star helped to raise $25,000 (£15,625) for charity after successfully finishing a swim, a marathon run and a bicycle challenge in 15 hours on the island of Kona,...

Patty Duke's Husband Diagnosed With Cancer

The Miracle Worker star, 68, shared the news with fans via Twitter earlier this week (begs08Jun15), but revealed she is determined to remain positive about the health crisis. She wrote, "Mike has...

Patty Duke To Pull Double Duty Again As Tv Twins

Fans of Patty Duke are set to see double once more - the actress has signed up to play a pair of twin grandmas on hit Disney show Liv And Maddie.The veteran entertainer will make...

Patty Duke Becomes An Ordained Minister

Veteran actress Patty Duke has become an ordained minister to officiate at weddings of same sex couples.The Miracle Worker star, who is happily married to husband Michael Pearce, enrolled in the Universal Life Church online...

Patty Duke's Sister Dies

Veteran actress Patty Duke is mourning the death of her older sister following a mystery illness.The Miracle Worker star, 66, broke the sad news to fans on her Twitter.com blog on Monday (06May13), although few...

Patty Duke Becomes An Irish Citizen

Veteran actress Patty Duke has become an official citizen of Ireland.The Miracle Worker star's father John was Irish American, and the Tv icon and her husband Michael Pearce have been secretly working towards securing dual-nationality...

Prolific Tv Director William Asher Dead At 90

William Asher, who has 52 credits as a director on his IMDb profile, 15 credits as a producer and 10 as a writer, has died in Palm Desert, CA of complications from Alzheimer's disease. His...

Patty Duke Remembers Late Tv Boss William Asher

Veteran actress Patty Duke has paid tribute to legendary TV director William Asher after his death on Monday (16Jul12).The Emmy Award winner passed away aged 90 in Palm Desert, California, according to the Desert Sun...

Ron Howard Leads Tributes To Late Co-star Andy Griffith

Director Ron Howard, actress Patty Duke and rocker Nathan Followill are leading the tributes to late U.S. TV legend Andy Griffith following his death on Tuesday (03Jul12).The iconic singer, actor and funnyman passed away at...

Stars Pay Tribute To Richard Dawson

Singer Paula Abdul and actresses Marlee Matlin and Patty Duke have offered moving tributes to late actor/game show legend Richard Dawson.The 79-year-old former Family Feud host succumbed to esophageal cancer on Saturday night (02Jun12). Abdul...

Patty Duke Teams Up With George Takei For New Commercial

Patty Duke and George Takei have teamed up to urge Americans to use the Social Security Administration's online services. Entertainment icons Patty Duke and Takei appear in a series of new video clip asking "baby...

Duke Owes Her Life To Sons

Oscar winner PATTY DUKE owes her life to sons SEAN and MACKENZIE - because they stopped her from committing suicide when they were young children. The Miracle Worker star was battling manic depression and a...

Producer-novelist Sydney Sheldon Dies At Age 89

Sydney Sheldon, a prolific writer of Broadway plays, movies, TV shows, and novels, died Tuesday of pneumonia in Rancho Mirage, CA at age 89. In his later years, he gained fame as a best-selling novelist...

Duke's Smoking Habit Led To Heart Surgery

LATEST: Actress PATTY DUKE accepts her recent health problems were a result of her inability to stop smoking. The VALLEY OF THE DOLLS actress, the mother of LORD OF THE RINGS star SEAN ASTIN,...

Patty Duke 'Up And Walking'

LATEST: THE MIRACLE WORKER star PATTY DUKE was up and walking on Friday (05NOV04), just two days after cardiac surgery. The OSCAR-winning actress, mother of LORD OF THE RINGS star SEAN ASTIN, has been...

Patty Duke Recovering From Heart Bypass Surgery

LATEST: VALLEY OF THE DOLLS star PATTY DUKE is in fair condition after undergoing single bypass surgery yesterday (03NOV04). The 57-year-old actress is currently in the intensive care unit at the North Idaho Heart...

Duke To Have Heart Surgery

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS star PATTY DUKE is in hospital near her Idaho home, awaiting heart-bypass surgery. The 57-year-old actress - currently married to her fourth husband, firefighter MIKE PEARCE - will undergo single-bypass...

Patty Duke Makes Star Turn

OSCAR winner PATTY DUKE has received the ultimate in movie recognition after she had her own star added to Hollywood's world famous Walk of Fame. The inauguration ceremony was attended by THE SWARM actress...

Janet Eyes Valley Of The Dolls Role

Pop beauty JANET JACKSON is reportedly in talks to star in the remake of camp classic VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, after CHRISTINA AGUILERA turned down a chance to star in the movie. DIRRTY singer...

Astin Recalls Mother's Rages

LORD OF THE RINGS star SEAN ASTIN has spoken out for the first time about his years of anguish at the hands of his manic depressive mother PATTY DUKE. Sean and his younger brother...

Aguilera Turns Down Valley Of The Dolls

Pop superstar CHRISTINA AGUILERA has turned down the chance to star in a remake of 1967 movie VALLEY OF THE DOLLS - so she can finish work on her new album. The original film,...

Astin Calls Four Men Dad

LORD OF THE RINGS star SEAN ASTIN is surrounded by so much confusion about the true identity of his biological father, he now regards four men as his dads. Astin was told by his...

Patty Duke Finally Agrees To Walk Of Fame Honour

Veteran actress PATTY DUKE is finally getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - 50 years after entering the world of showbusiness. While relative newcomers such as BRITNEY SPEARS already have their...

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