Birthday wishes go out today to the wonderful and extremely talented Patty Duke. Let me just say that I LOVE her. I have ever since the The Patty Duke Show. Her performance in The Miracle Worker was beyond compare - I think she ranks right up there at the top with the premier actresses of our time.
I have three Patty Duke books - the two published during her early television career, and her autobiography.
I love that she went on to play the part of Helen Keller's teacher Anne Sullivan in 1979, with Melissa Gilbert as Helen - that one was fabulous, too. And the story of her life and her struggle with manic depression. I simply will watch ANYTHING and EVERYTHING she does and has done (and will do!) in her decades-long career. In fact, I'd like to see it all, if I possibly can. I'd love to watch The Patty Duke Show again!
Happy birthday to you, Anna Marie Duke - I think you're simply marvelous!