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Patty Duke

That's the thread LOL

by Anonymousreply 132November 27, 2022 1:44 PM

Love her ❤️, miss her 💔

by Anonymousreply 1November 28, 2021 12:43 AM


by Anonymousreply 2November 28, 2021 12:45 AM

Go to bed, Desi Jr.

by Anonymousreply 3November 28, 2021 12:46 AM

Helen Keller would have seen this as a dead-end.

by Anonymousreply 4November 28, 2021 1:21 AM


by Anonymousreply 5November 28, 2021 2:27 AM

Did a hot dog REALLY make her lose control?

by Anonymousreply 6November 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 Anonymousreply 7November 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 Anonymousreply 8November 28, 2021 2:56 AM

R5 ???

by Anonymousreply 9November 28, 2021 3:16 AM


by Anonymousreply 10December 12, 2021 8:09 PM

Mention was made of Berkeley Square in a book recently, and I kept thinking of Cathy Lane.

by Anonymousreply 11December 12, 2021 8:10 PM

I don't miss her singing.

by Anonymousreply 12December 12, 2021 8:13 PM

Too bad she didn't live long enough to play Phyllis in the movie version of "Follies".

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by Anonymousreply 13December 12, 2021 8:19 PM

Wishing the great Patty Duke a Happy Birthday in heaven (Dec 14) 🙏

by Anonymousreply 14December 14, 2021 3:39 AM

Still thinking of Ms. Duke

by Anonymousreply 15December 26, 2021 7:29 PM

Ted Casablanca is NOT a fag, and she's the dame who can prove it!

by Anonymousreply 16December 26, 2021 7:31 PM


by Anonymousreply 17December 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 Anonymousreply 18December 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 Anonymousreply 19December 26, 2021 11:26 PM

"Boobies, boobies, BOOBIES...!"

by Anonymousreply 20December 27, 2021 2:59 AM

They drummed you out of Reddit. So you come crawling back to DL!

by Anonymousreply 21December 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 Anonymousreply 22December 27, 2021 1:58 PM

Patty Puke

by Anonymousreply 23December 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 Anonymousreply 24December 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 Anonymousreply 25December 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 Anonymousreply 26December 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 Anonymousreply 27December 27, 2021 10:20 PM

A man cannot be stolen.

by Anonymousreply 28December 27, 2021 10:40 PM


Oh I don't know about that.

by Anonymousreply 29December 28, 2021 7:08 PM

R28 agree And by the way her husband Mike was already separated from his wife, when they met.

by Anonymousreply 30December 30, 2021 1:20 PM

Missing the great actress Patty Duke

by Anonymousreply 31January 9, 2022 2:06 PM

I thought Americans didn’t have aristocratic titles.

by Anonymousreply 32January 9, 2022 2:40 PM

We do sometimes, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 33January 9, 2022 2:41 PM

How very dare you, Rose!

by Anonymousreply 34January 9, 2022 2:42 PM

I know right, Duke?

by Anonymousreply 35January 9, 2022 2:43 PM

Shouldn't her name have been Patty Dutchess???

by Anonymousreply 36January 10, 2022 7:05 PM


by Anonymousreply 37January 17, 2022 4:30 AM

Love and miss her ❤️💔

by Anonymousreply 38March 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 Anonymousreply 39March 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 Anonymousreply 40March 8, 2022 3:44 AM

Watch yourself, R36. - Megh... the Duch... oh, just fuck it.

by Anonymousreply 41March 8, 2022 5:12 AM

R39 he recently passed away 💔 R40 love that episode 👍

by Anonymousreply 42March 19, 2022 10:52 PM

She was no Lesley Gore.

by Anonymousreply 43March 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 Anonymousreply 44March 19, 2022 11:17 PM

It sounds like she was a Grade A narcissist.

by Anonymousreply 45March 19, 2022 11:24 PM

R44 it was in her third book. Her second book was called A BRILLIANT MADNESS.

by Anonymousreply 46March 19, 2022 11:32 PM

You old slag, I'm starting an identical adjacent thread!

by Anonymousreply 47March 20, 2022 1:01 AM

Patty Duke died 6 years ago today. Where the hell did six years go? 💔💔

by Anonymousreply 48March 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 Anonymousreply 49March 30, 2022 10:47 PM

Is he still kicking Sean?

by Anonymousreply 50March 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 Anonymousreply 51March 31, 2022 12:04 AM

Did a hot dog make her lose control?

by Anonymousreply 52March 31, 2022 4:02 PM

Just watched an old movie of Patty Duke's called THE DISAPPEARING ACT. She was Perfect as always 👍👍👍

by Anonymousreply 53April 10, 2022 4:54 AM

R53 - Was it an autobiography?

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by Anonymousreply 55June 11, 2022 1:12 PM

Have I issued a comment yet?

by Anonymousreply 56June 11, 2022 1:24 PM

R56 lol 🤣

by Anonymousreply 57June 12, 2022 1:17 PM


by Anonymousreply 58June 16, 2022 1:33 AM

I heard her speak at a work convention on suicide.

by Anonymousreply 59June 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 Anonymousreply 60June 16, 2022 2:52 AM

I grew up watching Patty Duke. When she died, it's like I lost an old friend.

by Anonymousreply 61June 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 Anonymousreply 62June 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!

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by Anonymousreply 65July 23, 2022 2:38 PM

Worth checking out for Patty fans.

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by Anonymousreply 66July 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 Anonymousreply 67July 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 Anonymousreply 68July 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 Anonymousreply 69August 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 Anonymousreply 70August 19, 2022 3:53 PM

It's Neely. NEELY O'HARA!

by Anonymousreply 71August 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 Anonymousreply 72August 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 Anonymousreply 73August 20, 2022 12:41 AM

R73 That’s kind and probably accurate.

by Anonymousreply 74August 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 Anonymousreply 75August 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 Anonymousreply 76August 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 Anonymousreply 77August 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.

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by Anonymousreply 78August 20, 2022 3:37 AM

Here's Patty's short Oscar acceptance speech for the Miracle Worker (1962)

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by Anonymousreply 79August 20, 2022 3:39 AM

I just turned on The Love Boat and there is Patty Duke.

by Anonymousreply 80August 20, 2022 3:46 AM

A review of You'll Like MY Mother which is also similar to Dead of Winter a 1987 film

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by Anonymousreply 81August 20, 2022 3:52 AM

She's cute in this clip from What's My Line

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by Anonymousreply 82August 20, 2022 6:55 AM

(^.^) Patty Duke Astin appears @ 9:20

by Anonymousreply 83August 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 Anonymousreply 84August 20, 2022 7:03 AM

People loved her for The Valley of the Dolls and unlike Faye, she eventually owned it

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by Anonymousreply 85August 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 Anonymousreply 86August 20, 2022 7:30 AM

announcing the 1963 winner for Best Supporting Actor

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by Anonymousreply 87August 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 Anonymousreply 88August 21, 2022 3:41 AM

Patty discussing The Patty Duke Show

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by Anonymousreply 89August 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 Anonymousreply 90August 21, 2022 4:40 AM

with Al Pacino in his first film role. Patty with false nose and teeth in Me, Natalie (1969)

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by Anonymousreply 91August 21, 2022 5:49 PM

Patty presenting Al his Tony Award

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by Anonymousreply 92August 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 Anonymousreply 93August 21, 2022 6:28 PM

Patty in Prelude to a Kiss (1992) as Meg Ryan's mom

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by Anonymousreply 94August 21, 2022 6:46 PM

R93 I could not agree more 🤔

by Anonymousreply 95August 21, 2022 8:41 PM

R89 thank you for sharing that 👍

by Anonymousreply 96August 21, 2022 8:50 PM

Patty Duke...a national treasure

by Anonymousreply 97August 21, 2022 11:54 PM

The definitive version of William Gibson's play

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by Anonymousreply 98August 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 Anonymousreply 99August 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 Anonymousreply 100August 26, 2022 3:21 AM

A shame the bitch was batshit crazy :)

by Anonymousreply 101August 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 Anonymousreply 102August 26, 2022 3:31 AM

I’m sorry, I just can’t call her Anna. Patty fit her so perfectly.

by Anonymousreply 103August 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 🤔

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by Anonymousreply 105September 1, 2022 3:22 AM

Where is her Oscar now?

by Anonymousreply 106September 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 Anonymousreply 107September 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 Anonymousreply 108September 3, 2022 5:23 PM

Patty Duke and George Hamilton at the 1966 Academy Awards

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by Anonymousreply 109September 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 Anonymousreply 110September 3, 2022 9:16 PM

Just don't give her a hot dog...if you do, watch out!

by Anonymousreply 111September 3, 2022 9:48 PM

I agree with you 100% R110 👍

by Anonymousreply 112September 10, 2022 11:39 PM

I have been avoiding Patty Dook since 1967.

by Anonymousreply 113September 11, 2022 12:16 AM

John Wayne's suster

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by Anonymousreply 115October 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 Anonymousreply 116October 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 Anonymousreply 117October 14, 2022 3:49 PM

I miss the old Movie of the Week.

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by Anonymousreply 118November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 119November 5, 2022 2:32 AM

R118 R119 👍👍👍👍

by Anonymousreply 120November 5, 2022 4:14 AM

I can't even talk about the plot of this TV movie without getting emotional.

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by Anonymousreply 121November 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 Anonymousreply 122November 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 Anonymousreply 123November 5, 2022 4:32 PM

ABC Friday Movie "Curse of the Black Widow"......directed by Dan (Dark Shadows) Curtis.....Patty turned into a spider!!!

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by Anonymousreply 124November 5, 2022 4:55 PM

Bumper 👍

by Anonymousreply 125November 8, 2022 6:00 PM

I want to buy her former Coeur d'Alene home. In hope that her ghost haunts it.

by Anonymousreply 126November 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 Anonymousreply 127November 9, 2022 5:03 PM

Just because, Miss Anna Marie Patty Duke Falk Tell Astin Pearce ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

by Anonymousreply 128November 18, 2022 11:19 AM

Just because it's Thanksgiving 🦃

by Anonymousreply 129November 24, 2022 3:10 PM

She's only seen the sights a girl who lives in Brooklyn Heights...

by Anonymousreply 130November 24, 2022 3:43 PM

I read that weird book In The Presence of Greatness.

Girl was seriously fucked up.....

by Anonymousreply 131November 24, 2022 6:25 PM

R131 why do you say that?

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