Author: “A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness”
Advocate for: Mental Health Awareness & Bipolar Disorder,
People with Disabilities,
Child Abuse Prevention,
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.