Patty Duke, RIP

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The actress who played Helen Keller in the stage play and feature film The Miracle Worker, and identical cousins Patty and Cathy Lane in the TV series The Patty Duke Show, passed away early Tuesday. Details at:

http://wtop.com/movies/2016/03/oscar-winning-actress-patty-duke-dies-at-69/

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She lived in the area and was known for doing a lot of charity works...helping with local theater and hospital fund raising here.
BTWL: her current husband was ex-US Army , the met when she did a TV film about a woman Army helicopter pilot (which I've never seen, it was shown when I was living in the UK).
RIP.

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That movie was A Time to Triumph (1986). I believe that it's available on DVD and video on demand from Amazon.

In the last couple of weeks, we've lost many other familiar names and faces: Robert Horton, Joe Santos, Ken Howard, James Noble, Earl Hamner, Jr., and Peter Brown. But they and Patty will live in our memories in moments like these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIzGzFmCVqM