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I'm So Old - I Remember Patty Duke In "Miracle Worker"

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe Strummer, Mar 31, 2016.

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  1. Joe Strummer

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    Youngest Oscar Winner at the time.
    ( Who is the youngest now ?)
    Didn't Anne Bancroft get a win or nomination,too ?
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    I can't help but think her acting career got sidetracked
    from her mental disorder.
    I remember hearing stories about how
    much trouble she was on sets ---
    this was before she came public about her illness.
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    I did watch "The Patty Duke Show" sometimes.
    But I think her movie career had dried up by then.
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    To this day -
    I've referenced "The Miracle Worker" with my wife - pertaining
    to our 4 yr old son --
    He was running around the room - instead of sitting down + eating -- grabbing food from a plate --
    I said to my wife "I'm not The Miracle Worker here !....The kid needs to sit down !" :evillaugh
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    Sean Astin still looks well.
     
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    Watched the Patty Duke Show religiously. She was hot stuff to a young teen.
     
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    Remembering Patty Duke makes me realize that my twilight years have finally arrived. May she rest in peace.
     
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    I don't need actors that I watched at an early age dying to realize that, I just started collecting SS this year. :evillaugh
     
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    Remember....in the Patty Duke Show Theme Song ?
    "....a hot dog makes her loose control......"
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    ....who writes this stuff ?....and FOR who ?
     
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    :cry: Ditto to all you guys thoughts and feelings.:usa:
     
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    I think Tatum O'Neill was the youngest Oscar winner.
     
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    I can't remember why I walked into a room but I remember the entire theme song.

    Her performance as Helen Keller was brilliant. RIP.
     
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    Patty Duke was AT THE TIME, which was a least a decade earlier. We watched the Miracle Worker at least twice in school. I wonder if they still show it to schoolkids. I was shocked when her full story came out. She went through a lot and its amazing she survived it.
     
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    If I remember correctly, she also starred in a tv version as the teacher to Melissa Gilbert's Helen Keller.

    Good Luck!
    Ric at Joes
     
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