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Patty Duke Show, The

1 9 6 3 – 1 9 6 5 (USA)
104 x 30 minute episodes

Being the misadventures of a young New York girl and her identical cousin from Europe. Patty Duke played both parts, as Patty and Cathy Lane.

The show became popular with young viewers and remained on the air for three successive seasons.


By the time The Patty Duke Show ended its run, Patty was a young woman and soon became one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood, appearing in such films as Valley Of The Dolls (1967), Me, Natalie (1969) and Two On A Bench (1971), and in many made-for-TV movies and miniseries.

Patty was born Anna Marie Duke in New York City in 1946. She worked as a child actress and scored major stage and film successes in the early 1960s as the deaf and blind preadolescent Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker.

She died on 29 March 2016 at a hospital near her home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, as a result of complications of a ruptured intestine that Ms. Duke suffered on 24 March. She was 69.