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 for years.

Revealing the news to her fans on Tuesday (12Mar13), Duke writes, "Hi all, Mike and I have just recently became citizens of Ireland. Now we have dual citizenship. We r (are) so proud."