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Patty Duke gets her Academy Award for ‘The Miracle Worker’

Patty Duke (second from left) holds her Oscar after winning best supporting actress of 1962 for her film The Miracle Worker. Joining her are, from left: Gregory Peck (best actor for To Kill a Mockingbird), Joan Crawford (accepting the best actress Oscar for Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker), and Ed Begley (best supporting actor for Sweet Bird of Youth). Yes, both Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft won Oscars for the same film: Patty Duke played the blind and deaf icon Helen Keller, and Bancroft played her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Patty Duke was born in 1946, so she turned 16 the year the film was released, and 17 the year this photo was taken.

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