Patty Duke was a teenaged idol on television and a movie star in the Groovy 1960s, the Goody Two Shoes, Sandra Dee, the Girl Next Door. The Good Girl.
The Helen Keller Story an Iconic tale of Disability Overcome, then her own show, playing American and British Cousins who appear as twins… Singing or silent, Dancing or Paper Doll still – the girl’s action figures, the dead tree edition of The Sims and other Electronic Paper Doll life simulation games….
She was married to fellow TV star John Austin and they had babies…
The Munsters vs The Addams Family: the 1960s sitcoms, along with Dark Shadows, a soap opera with vampires, witches and werewolves, goofy in the 60s and gothic in the 1990s.
1980 – Frank Langella turned scary predator vampires into romantic leads that made you want to get bitten, while in the Munsters and Addams family, it was married life sitcoms in Victorian, Morbid, Tim Burtonesque, Horror/Comedy, Morose and Fatalistic. Embraced in the darker sides, the creepy, gothic, emo, heavy metal punk,
Patty Duke’s IMDB obit: Remembering Patty Duke: 1946 to 2016
Patty Duke’s legacy includes mental health (bipolar) awareness – having to navigate a world where what you play determines who you are and the idea of public and private.
I feel for the loss to her offspring, she was only 1 year older than my Mom is now.