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    Oscar-Winning Actress Patty Duke Dies at Age 69

    Everyone and their cousin will be sad to hear this. The icon who won viewers’ hearts starring as look-alike cousins with vastly different personalities in The Patty Duke Show died yesterday in Idaho following complications from a ruptured intestine. Duke first won acclaim, and an Academy Award, for her teenage performance as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. The New York native, mother of three and mental health advocate is being remembered by colleagues like Ed Asner as both “a great star and a great person.”

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