Patty Duke was excellent, she received a standing ovation from the crowd of 2,000. She also stayed for a couple of hours after her talk to greet every person who wanted to meet her.
Thanks again for all of your help, both Patty and Mike were wonderful to work with and very gracious.
Actress, Author: “A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness”
Advocate for: Mental Health Awareness & Bipolar Disorder, Alcohol Recovery, People with Disabilities,
Child Abuse Prevention, Adoption, Suicide Prevention, Aging, Women’s Hea
Advocate for: Mental Health Awareness & Bipolar Disorder, Alcohol Recovery, With her Oscar-winning portrayal of blind, mute and deaf Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," Patty Duke was recognized as one of America's finest young talents. As a teenager, she enjoyed success in "The Patty Duke Show" and has continued to delight and challenge audiences for more than 40 years with her work in movies and on television. Since the publication of her autobiography, Call Me Anna, as well as her second autobiographical book, A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness, Duke spends a great deal of time speaking on the topic of mental illness.
Patty Duke, Academy Award-winning actress, past President of the Screen Actors Guild, and bestselling actress, has been delighting and challenging audiences for more than 40 years with her work in movies and on television.
Her Oscar-winning portrayal of blind, mute and deaf Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" launched Duke as one of America's finest young talents. Still a teenager, she went on to enjoy success in "The Patty Duke Show" before establishing herself as one of television's most versatile and beloved actresses. Her career includes Broadway, feature films, television series, and cartoons. Seventy-two movies have afforded her a wide variety of roles, including Neely O'Hara in "Valley of the Dolls," Martha Washington in "George Washington," mother of the bride in "Prelude to a Kiss," Helen in the controversial lesbian comedy "By Design," and Anne Sullivan in the 1980 remake of "The Miracle Worker."