Patty Duke, Actress Who Played Helen Keller, Dies At 69
Duke was best known for her Oscar-winning role as Helen Keller in the 1962 film "The Miracle Worker." Her career spanned almost 60 years.By Christian Bryant | March 29, 2016
Oscar award-winning actress Patty Duke has died. She was 69 years old.
Duke's manager confirmed to several outlets the actress died Tuesday morning of complications from a ruptured intestine.
Duke, who was born Anna Pearce, was probably best known for her role as Helen Keller in the 1962 film "The Miracle Worker." That role landed Duke an Academy Award for best supporting actress. She was only 16 years old at the time and is still one of the youngest people to ever win an Oscar.