Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

Old 03-29-16, 12:52 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Godfather
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 56,921
Received 14 Likes on 9 Posts
Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...ry?id=38004939

Patty Duke died this morning, ABC News has confirmed.

According to her rep, Mitchell Stubbs, the cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

The actress, whose real name was Anna Pearce, was 69.

"She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon," Stubbs added in a statement. "She will be greatly missed."

Here's her IMDB profile for those unfamiliar with her. Long-time veteran TV actress. Was married to John Astin from The Addams Family.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001157/

She's the mother of Sean Astin.
Old 03-29-16, 01:07 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 17,059
Received 6 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

I'll lose control with a hot dog tonight in her memory.
Old 03-29-16, 01:10 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: South Bay
Posts: 57,585
Received 5 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

Wow. RIP.
Old 03-29-16, 01:13 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
PatD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,783
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

In terms of her mental health advocacy (before it was relatively mainstream) she's a hero in my book.
Old 03-29-16, 01:26 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
joe_b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,159
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

Very sad to hear this. I read her autobiography a few years ago... she had a pretty rocky childhood and struggled with bipolar disorder, but seemed to have managed it well and created a pretty stable life for herself. An admirable woman and a fine actress.

Despite Patty's mixed feelings about the movie, I really enjoy her role in Valley of the Dolls. A true camp classic:

Old 03-29-16, 02:18 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Jaymole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: N.Y, N.Y
Posts: 9,220
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

I urge anyone who has not seen it, to go and watch The Miracle Worker. Two of the greatest performances in film history.

R.I.P.
Old 03-29-16, 02:36 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 39,289
Received 15 Likes on 12 Posts
Re: Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

Ugh, I've seen people hospitalized from a ruptured intestine, not a way I'd hope to go. Well that and 69 is too young, and an oddly popular age this year.
Old 03-29-16, 02:46 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
RoboDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: A far green country
Posts: 5,960
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

Originally Posted by Jaymole View Post
I urge anyone who has not seen it, to go and watch The Miracle Worker. Two of the greatest performances in film history.

R.I.P.
It probably doesn't need to be said, but I assume you mean the 1962 version with Patty as Helen Keller, not the 1979 version with her as Anne Sullivan. The '79 version was good, but the '62 version was brilliant.
Old 03-29-16, 03:20 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 44,875
Received 33 Likes on 23 Posts
Re: Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

She is survived by her identical cousin.

Old 03-29-16, 03:54 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Jaymole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: N.Y, N.Y
Posts: 9,220
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

Originally Posted by RoboDad View Post
It probably doesn't need to be said, but I assume you mean the 1962 version with Patty as Helen Keller, not the 1979 version with her as Anne Sullivan. The '79 version was good, but the '62 version was brilliant.
Yes, the 62 version is what I meant, thanks
Old 03-29-16, 05:13 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Norm de Plume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,670
Received 9 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

Wow, what a shame. Seemed like a nice person.
Old 03-31-16, 07:45 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 3,079
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Actress Patty Duke dead at 69

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post

She's the mother of Sean Astin.
Wow, I knew her mostly from watching The Patty Duke Show in Nick at Nite when I was growing up, surprised I had no idea about these two facts. RIP

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.