Oscar Winning Actress Patty Duke Has Passed Away

The Oscar winning US actress Patty Duke has passed away recently. She was 69 year old. She won Oscar for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker in 1963. Her cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine. 

The US actress also won an Emmy in 1980 for playing Helen Keller’s teacher in a TV movie version. Duke also starred in The Patty Duke Show in the 1960s in which she took the roles of “identical” teenage cousins. She was the mother of actor Sean Astin, who played the hobbit Sam in the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films.

Duke was a child star, making her first TV appearance at the age of 12. The 16-year-old Duke played blind and deaf girl Helen Keller whose tutor played by Anne Bancroft breaks through her isolation and helps her to communicate in the Miracle Worker, .

Among Duke’s other awards included Emmys for My Sweet Charlie in 1970 and Captains and the Kings in 1976. She also appeared in the Broadway musical Oklahoma.

In her autobiography, Duke revealed that in the 1980s she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In later life she became a strong advocate for increasing awareness, funding and research for people with mental illness.

So lets discuss some questions about this post :
1. Name the Oscar winning actress who has been passed away recently ?
2. The actress Patty Duke was from which country ?
3. For which role the actress Patty Duke has won Oscar ?

Courtesy : BBC News 


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