That's the thread LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 132||November 27, 2022 1:44 PM|
Love her ❤️, miss her 💔
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 28, 2021 12:43 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 28, 2021 12:45 AM|
Go to bed, Desi Jr.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 28, 2021 12:46 AM|
Helen Keller would have seen this as a dead-end.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 28, 2021 1:21 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 28, 2021 2:27 AM|
Did a hot dog REALLY make her lose control?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 28, 2021 2:28 AM|
I've been watching episodes of the Patty Duke Show lately from 1963.
I just realized my comment belongs on the Underwhelm me thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 28, 2021 2:30 AM|
Who the fuck is Patty Duke? Some rape victim again like that nameless redhead chick? Or is that the same thing?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 28, 2021 2:56 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 28, 2021 3:16 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||December 12, 2021 8:09 PM|
Mention was made of Berkeley Square in a book recently, and I kept thinking of Cathy Lane.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||December 12, 2021 8:10 PM|
I don't miss her singing.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||December 12, 2021 8:13 PM|
Too bad she didn't live long enough to play Phyllis in the movie version of "Follies".
|by Anonymous||reply 13||December 12, 2021 8:19 PM|
Wishing the great Patty Duke a Happy Birthday in heaven (Dec 14) 🙏
|by Anonymous||reply 14||December 14, 2021 3:39 AM|
Still thinking of Ms. Duke
|by Anonymous||reply 15||December 26, 2021 7:29 PM|
Ted Casablanca is NOT a fag, and she's the dame who can prove it!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||December 26, 2021 7:31 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 17||December 26, 2021 10:13 PM|
OMG, I know the words to the theme song from her telly show! It's strange, the memories that remain during your twilight years...
|by Anonymous||reply 18||December 26, 2021 11:24 PM|
Always upset me that casting directors in Hollywood didn't cast her enough in features
I think it was Teri Garr who said Hollywood will hire an actor who is a drunk or drug addict, but someone with a mental illness or a physical disease is toxic to them.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||December 26, 2021 11:26 PM|
"Boobies, boobies, BOOBIES...!"
|by Anonymous||reply 20||December 27, 2021 2:59 AM|
They drummed you out of Reddit. So you come crawling back to DL!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||December 27, 2021 3:23 AM|
It's hot - it's too damned hot! That cameraman is frying me! Get lost - I'm through for the day!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||December 27, 2021 1:58 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 23||December 27, 2021 2:08 PM|
The bitch lied to get Lucy O'Ball's money.
Then she lied about John Astin
She lied a lot but she was a good lay everyone said.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||December 27, 2021 2:53 PM|
R24 she atoned for all her lies. And she said in several interviews it wasn't an excuse but it was the reason, concerning her bipolarness AKA manic depression
R19 I totally agree with you about people not casting her in feature films 😡
|by Anonymous||reply 25||December 27, 2021 4:31 PM|
[quote]And she said in several interviews it wasn't an excuse but it was the reason, concerning her bipolarness AKA manic depression
If she didn't think it was an excuse, she wouldn't have used it.
And she said horrible things about John Astin, even her children hated her for that.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||December 27, 2021 5:01 PM|
And she stole her last husband from his wife and family and never looked back. She makes Carol Burnett and Joanne Woodward look like saints.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||December 27, 2021 10:20 PM|
A man cannot be stolen.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||December 27, 2021 10:40 PM|
Oh I don't know about that.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||December 28, 2021 7:08 PM|
R28 agree And by the way her husband Mike was already separated from his wife, when they met.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||December 30, 2021 1:20 PM|
Missing the great actress Patty Duke
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 9, 2022 2:06 PM|
I thought Americans didn’t have aristocratic titles.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 9, 2022 2:40 PM|
We do sometimes, Rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 9, 2022 2:41 PM|
How very dare you, Rose!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 9, 2022 2:42 PM|
I know right, Duke?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 9, 2022 2:43 PM|
Shouldn't her name have been Patty Dutchess???
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 10, 2022 7:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 17, 2022 4:30 AM|
Love and miss her ❤️💔
|by Anonymous||reply 38||March 8, 2022 3:19 AM|
What about her brother, Ray Duke? He was/is also an actor. Good lookin' guy. I've already seen him on Quincy twice!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||March 8, 2022 3:24 AM|
One of Patty's best performances was on Night Gallery in one of the series' few really good episodes. She played a Rona Barrett type who keeps hounding a has been actress played by Virginia Mayo. The actress presents her with a gift. A diary. Patty finds out that the diary already has an entry in her handwriting. Patty soon thinks that the only way to stop the diary from killing her is to be put into an asylum so she can't hurt herself but suddenly thinks that if she is able to write in the diary for the following day, it means she will live. The tag is that she's been a patient at the hospital for years and she goes through the same protocol every night.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||March 8, 2022 3:44 AM|
Watch yourself, R36. - Megh... the Duch... oh, just fuck it.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||March 8, 2022 5:12 AM|
R39 he recently passed away 💔 R40 love that episode 👍
|by Anonymous||reply 42||March 19, 2022 10:52 PM|
She was no Lesley Gore.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||March 19, 2022 10:59 PM|
In her second book (published after her death) she admits that she lied about Sean Astin's paternity.
In her first book she claims Sean was conceiver during a brief affair she had with John Astin, while she was dating Desi Arnaz Jr.
Now she admits that John Astin did not enter her life until AFTER Sean was born
Meaning that she thought Dezi Arnaz Jr, was the biological father of Sean, but covered it up by claiming John Astin was the father.
But of course years later, through DNA testing, Michael Tell was revelaed as Sean biological father, But all those years, Patty Duke thought Dezi was the biological dad, and continued to believe it even after the DNA testing. And still denied Desi his right to be the father to Sean by claiming John was the bio dad.
Patty does not get into the reasons why she lied and denied Desi his right to be a father to Sean. All she says is that "regrets" the hurt she has brought to her family and to Desi and Michael Tell
|by Anonymous||reply 44||March 19, 2022 11:17 PM|
It sounds like she was a Grade A narcissist.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||March 19, 2022 11:24 PM|
R44 it was in her third book. Her second book was called A BRILLIANT MADNESS.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||March 19, 2022 11:32 PM|
You old slag, I'm starting an identical adjacent thread!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||March 20, 2022 1:01 AM|
Patty Duke died 6 years ago today. Where the hell did six years go? 💔💔
|by Anonymous||reply 48||March 29, 2022 11:42 PM|
I cannot believe that Patty Duke passed away the day before John Astin's a former husband's birthday 🤔 By the way Happy Birthday John Astin 92 years old and still kicking 🎁🙏👍
|by Anonymous||reply 49||March 30, 2022 10:47 PM|
Is he still kicking Sean?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||March 30, 2022 11:27 PM|
[quote]I cannot believe that Patty Duke passed away the day before John Astin's a former husband's birthday
He has the same birthday as me therefore…and Warren Beatty.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||March 31, 2022 12:04 AM|
Did a hot dog make her lose control?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||March 31, 2022 4:02 PM|
Just watched an old movie of Patty Duke's called THE DISAPPEARING ACT. She was Perfect as always 👍👍👍
|by Anonymous||reply 53||April 10, 2022 4:54 AM|
R53 - Was it an autobiography?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||April 10, 2022 3:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||June 11, 2022 1:12 PM|
Have I issued a comment yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||June 11, 2022 1:24 PM|
R56 lol 🤣
|by Anonymous||reply 57||June 12, 2022 1:17 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 58||June 16, 2022 1:33 AM|
I heard her speak at a work convention on suicide.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||June 16, 2022 1:54 AM|
I streamed "Billie" the other night, I hadn't watched it in years since it was on some old UHF channel when I was in my teens. Wasn't as bad as I'd thought I'd recall it being. Yeah, there are the bad singing and song segments, but it's all good kitschy '60s fun, and the actress playing the mom was cool too. I wish Patty had had a better chance and reputation, in light of her eventually diagnosed illness and related troubles, to have garnered a memorable career on the big screen, instead of the TV show, "VOTD," and the latter TV work alone. But she did eventually help so many people living with bipolar illness and advocating for/educating them and their loved ones, during an era when that was often still not discussed much and frowned on.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||June 16, 2022 2:52 AM|
I grew up watching Patty Duke. When she died, it's like I lost an old friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||June 16, 2022 3:03 AM|
I want all the cunts who use emojis here to get the O cancer, even if it means she has to grow ovaries to get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||June 16, 2022 3:17 AM|
I liked Patty because she had no big ego about doing tons of game shows. She was a fierce contestant and played to win, so the regular schmo she was partnered with could go home with a few bucks. What a mensch!
I honestly believe if she had been cast as Violet in "August: Osage County" the movie might have almost worked. Imagine Patty snarling at that bitch Julia Roberts!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||June 16, 2022 4:01 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 64||July 2, 2022 2:40 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||July 23, 2022 2:38 PM|
Worth checking out for Patty fans.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||July 23, 2022 4:21 PM|
Always blows my mind that Patty went from that wholesome TV teenager to Neely O’Hara in the space of one year, 1966 to 1967. That must have been startling to the public at that time.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||July 24, 2022 3:53 AM|
Patty Duke was an undisciplined actor, who would have made a hash out of Violet in August: Osage County. She would have made a bunch of cliche, emotional choices and made an uninspired film adaptation of a briliaintly performed theatrical production into a camp fest. Streep may be mannered and gave an uninspiring performance as Violet but at least didn't give the over the top cringe-worthy performance that Duke most assuradely would have given. I think that Duke took the Oscar she won as a teenager as licences to never learn how to act, and instead relied on her 'instincts' for the rest of her career, which is why she wound up with exactly the career her level of performance deserved: tv movie level.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||July 24, 2022 5:34 AM|
R68 so tell us how you really feel about Patty Duke? I guess you've never seen some of her work on TV, because you would not call it TV movie level 🤔
|by Anonymous||reply 69||August 19, 2022 3:50 PM|
[quote]Always blows my mind that Patty went from that wholesome TV teenager to Neely O’Hara in the space of one year, 1966 to 1967.
That was why she did it.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||August 19, 2022 3:53 PM|
It's Neely. NEELY O'HARA!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||August 19, 2022 3:56 PM|
I happen to be reading Patty’s memoir from the 1980s. I had no idea just how fucked up her childhood was, living with that weird couple who mentored her. She was very seriously let down by her parents.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||August 20, 2022 12:34 AM|
[quote]She was very seriously let down by her parents.
They were such ordinary, poor and damaged people, they couldn't cope.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||August 20, 2022 12:41 AM|
R73 That’s kind and probably accurate.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||August 20, 2022 12:52 AM|
[quote] "I honestly believe if she had been cast as Violet in "August: Osage County" the movie might have almost worked."
Ooh, that's an excellent idea I've never considered, R63! It's Meryl's absolute WORST performance on film. And I say that as a Meryl fan. I would oay good money to see Patty Duke as Violet.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||August 20, 2022 12:57 AM|
I wrote that r75 because the over-the-top scenery chewing of the film called for actors who could legitimately make such choices without regard to anything but the character, and I believe Streep served herself more than the story.
It's also a poor adaptation, so someone who was actually unhinged at times might have at least given it some honesty.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||August 20, 2022 3:13 AM|
OP, read my mind, you oafish twat.
Because I don't want to be banned for life.
NO LOL and NO emojis, twats.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||August 20, 2022 3:17 AM|
You're Like My Mother (1972) has the feel of a made for TV movie. It has 4 characters and basically 1 set. It's reminiscent of both Die! Die! My Darling and Misery. Patty becomes trapped in a home during a snowstorm by her mother-in-law. It was directed by Lamont Johnson who directed Patty in the highly acclaimed TV movie My Sweet Charlie (1970) for which she won an Emmy. Patty's acceptance speech was much discussed at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||August 20, 2022 3:37 AM|
Here's Patty's short Oscar acceptance speech for the Miracle Worker (1962)
|by Anonymous||reply 79||August 20, 2022 3:39 AM|
I just turned on The Love Boat and there is Patty Duke.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||August 20, 2022 3:46 AM|
A review of You'll Like MY Mother which is also similar to Dead of Winter a 1987 film
|by Anonymous||reply 81||August 20, 2022 3:52 AM|
She's cute in this clip from What's My Line
|by Anonymous||reply 82||August 20, 2022 6:55 AM|
(^.^) Patty Duke Astin appears @ 9:20
|by Anonymous||reply 83||August 20, 2022 7:01 AM|
Almost impossible to dislike (except in "Valley of the Dolls"), and quite talented; but maybe overrated as an actress on Datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||August 20, 2022 7:03 AM|
People loved her for The Valley of the Dolls and unlike Faye, she eventually owned it
|by Anonymous||reply 85||August 20, 2022 7:27 AM|
She was a disciplined enough actor to perform and carry Miracle Worker night after night. Her tell all memoir Call Me Anna was one of the first of that genre that is so popular today, i am currently reading Katey Sagal's.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||August 20, 2022 7:30 AM|
announcing the 1963 winner for Best Supporting Actor
|by Anonymous||reply 87||August 20, 2022 8:22 AM|
I’m a little further along in Patty‘s memoir, and she’s now doing the Patty Duke show but it doesn’t satisfy her. One thing she doesn’t talk about is fame, how she dealt with it. I’m interested to hear what it was like to be a famous teenager in 1964 or whatever. It’s still unbelievable that she’s with this weirdo couple.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||August 21, 2022 3:41 AM|
Patty discussing The Patty Duke Show
|by Anonymous||reply 89||August 21, 2022 4:16 AM|
There was just something so cool about Patty in all her iterations - Broadway genius child star, teenage TV star, racy movie star and tabloid fixture… She was the grooviest!
|by Anonymous||reply 90||August 21, 2022 4:40 AM|
with Al Pacino in his first film role. Patty with false nose and teeth in Me, Natalie (1969)
|by Anonymous||reply 91||August 21, 2022 5:49 PM|
Patty presenting Al his Tony Award
|by Anonymous||reply 92||August 21, 2022 6:19 PM|
It is a damn shame that casting directors and the industry didn't hire her more - towards the end of her career, she was doing bit parts and cameos
She should have worked more
|by Anonymous||reply 93||August 21, 2022 6:28 PM|
Patty in Prelude to a Kiss (1992) as Meg Ryan's mom
|by Anonymous||reply 94||August 21, 2022 6:46 PM|
R93 I could not agree more 🤔
|by Anonymous||reply 95||August 21, 2022 8:41 PM|
R89 thank you for sharing that 👍
|by Anonymous||reply 96||August 21, 2022 8:50 PM|
Patty Duke...a national treasure
|by Anonymous||reply 97||August 21, 2022 11:54 PM|
The definitive version of William Gibson's play
|by Anonymous||reply 98||August 22, 2022 2:09 AM|
I’m still reading Patty’s 1980s memoir. I’m just at the point where she elopes with Michael Tell. She claims she’s already pregnant with John Astin’s secret baby and that’s why she married Michael, but of course Michael is later revealed through DNA testing to be Sean Astin‘s real father. I even see the resemblance. And then all of the speculation about Desi Arnaz Junior. I’ve read that Sean seems to be cool with it and has relationships with all three “dads.” But Patty is very dismissive of Michael Tell in the book and obviously she was not truthful. Did she ever publicly apologize or explain? I assume she was just trying to give Sean some stability as a child. I remember hearing about all this as a teenager. Patty and Astin were everywhere at one point, I recall seeing them on the Dinah Shore show and thinking they made an odd couple; John was very solicitous and fatherly and called her Anna, it all seemed strange to me. Even then I didn’t buy the secret baby stuff. I figured it was Desi.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||August 26, 2022 3:16 AM|
OK I did some poking around and found Patty’s response to the paternity test:
“I don’t buy that test,” the actress told PEOPLE in 2001. “I can support his truth as long as my truth, if not supported, is respected. I have told him I know what I know to be true. When God looks me in the eye and says, ‘Anna Marie, you have been mistaken all these years,’ then I will consider [Tell’s paternity].”
I wonder what God told her.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||August 26, 2022 3:21 AM|
A shame the bitch was batshit crazy :)
|by Anonymous||reply 101||August 26, 2022 3:21 AM|
My other question about Patty is, how exactly does one get a ruptured intestine and then sepsis? Is it something that happens suddenly or over time?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||August 26, 2022 3:31 AM|
I’m sorry, I just can’t call her Anna. Patty fit her so perfectly.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||August 26, 2022 3:34 AM|
R99 in her last book that she co-wrote called IN THE PRESENCE OF GREATNESS she finally comes "clean" about the DNA testing. R102 I often wonder the same thing. Not so much about the sepsis but how did no one notice that she had a ruptured intestine? I know she had stomach problems starting a year prior to her death but wouldn't someone have noticed something so deadly happening 🤔
|by Anonymous||reply 104||August 26, 2022 3:55 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 105||September 1, 2022 3:22 AM|
Where is her Oscar now?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||September 1, 2022 3:24 AM|
R106 it's still with her husband who's her widower. Not that you asked, but I'll give you a fun factoid, Miss Duke won 3 Emmys and each Emmy was given to her (three) sons
|by Anonymous||reply 107||September 1, 2022 3:50 AM|
I was watching a YouTube video of her husband Mike Pearce talking to some reporter a few days after she died and he said that there was a tumor on her intestine and it burst. This then caused the sepsis to run through her body and kill her 💔 So my question is like a lot of you, didn't they notice the tumor on her intestine, before it was too late?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||September 3, 2022 5:23 PM|
Patty Duke and George Hamilton at the 1966 Academy Awards
|by Anonymous||reply 109||September 3, 2022 8:39 PM|
Patty looks absolutely lovely in R109. Gorgeous elegant gown with long gloves, full ladylike hair, minimal makeup, no jewelry required.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||September 3, 2022 9:16 PM|
Just don't give her a hot dog...if you do, watch out!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||September 3, 2022 9:48 PM|
I agree with you 100% R110 👍
|by Anonymous||reply 112||September 10, 2022 11:39 PM|
I have been avoiding Patty Dook since 1967.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||September 11, 2022 12:16 AM|
John Wayne's suster
|by Anonymous||reply 114||September 11, 2022 12:23 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 115||October 1, 2022 1:53 PM|
With the recent death of Angela Lansbury and her MURDER SHE WROTE TV show, I always wondered why she never invited Patty Duke to do an episode?. I wonder if she didn't because Patty Duke beat her out for the Oscar. Angela had many TV stars and movie stars doing MURDER SHE WROTE.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||October 14, 2022 3:10 PM|
Interesting theory, R116. It is surprising that Patty Duke was not among the astonishing array of guest stars over the twelve-year run of “Murder, She Wrote”.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||October 14, 2022 3:49 PM|
I miss the old Movie of the Week.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||November 5, 2022 2:00 AM|
[quote]I guess you've never seen some of her work on TV, because you would not call it TV movie level
Last night I watched a 1990s TV movie with Patty on Amazon Prime. It was called THE DISAPPEARING ACT and she definitely was not giving a TV-movie performance.
It helped that she aged naturally.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||November 5, 2022 2:32 AM|
R118 R119 👍👍👍👍
|by Anonymous||reply 120||November 5, 2022 4:14 AM|
I can't even talk about the plot of this TV movie without getting emotional.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||November 5, 2022 9:47 AM|
R121 an absolutely wonderful heart-wrenching movie. Fun factoid, originally Patty Duke and Joan Van Ark did not have any scenes together, so Joan went to the writer and he created a scene for the two of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||November 5, 2022 1:30 PM|
“My Sweet Charlie” was originally a Broadway play, and Patty Duke was first offered the role then. I can’t remember why she didn’t do it (scheduling, etc.) but Bonnie Bedelia (who’d worked with Duke in an earlier Broadway show called “Isle of Children”) ended up playing it onstage.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||November 5, 2022 4:32 PM|
ABC Friday Movie "Curse of the Black Widow"......directed by Dan (Dark Shadows) Curtis.....Patty turned into a spider!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 124||November 5, 2022 4:55 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 125||November 8, 2022 6:00 PM|
I want to buy her former Coeur d'Alene home. In hope that her ghost haunts it.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||November 8, 2022 6:52 PM|
I would like to see Patty's ghost do her final alley scene from Valley of Dolls every night in my rumpus room.......
|by Anonymous||reply 127||November 9, 2022 5:03 PM|
Just because, Miss Anna Marie Patty Duke Falk Tell Astin Pearce ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
|by Anonymous||reply 128||November 18, 2022 11:19 AM|
Just because it's Thanksgiving 🦃
|by Anonymous||reply 129||November 24, 2022 3:10 PM|
She's only seen the sights a girl who lives in Brooklyn Heights...
|by Anonymous||reply 130||November 24, 2022 3:43 PM|
I read that weird book In The Presence of Greatness.
Girl was seriously fucked up.....
|by Anonymous||reply 131||November 24, 2022 6:25 PM|
R131 why do you say that?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||November 27, 2022 1:44 PM|