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Patty first gained national attention and praise playing Helen Keller in both the Broadway stage and film versions of The Miracle Worker. As identical cousins on The Patty Duke Show, her name became an American household word. Her later work in Valley of the Dolls, Me, Natalie, My Sweet Charlie, a later television remake of The Miracle Worker, and dozens of other productions established her as one of America’s leading actresses.

Patty’s previous autobiographical works, Call Me Anna and A Brilliant Madness, achieved New York Times best-seller status. Now, her indelible show-business legacy echoes enduringly with untold stories of her six-decade career and the legends of her time, including Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Helen Hayes, Fred Astaire, Anne Bancroft, Judy Garland, President John F. Kennedy, Helen Keller, Margaret Cho, Garth Brooks, Gloria Vanderbilt, Lucille Ball, Darren Criss, Richard Crenna, Patricia Neal, Liza Minnelli, and Helen Hunt. For the first time, Patty also talks openly of her friendship with actress Sharon Tate and her grisly murder at the hands of Charles Manson.

©2018 by Ben Omart (P)2021 BearManor Media

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A must listen for fans and those who love film and television. This is the final book by Oscar and Emmy winning actress and best selling author Patty Duke. She was working on this book with her long time assistant collaborator Bill Jankowski at the time of unexpected passing. This book is a master class in film and television history and the journey of one the greatest actress in the history of film and television. Over a career that lasted six decades Patty Duke became icon.

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