Born on December 14, 1946
From Elmhurst, New York
Patty Duke as "Helen Keller"
Blind and deaf after suffering a terrible fever as a baby, young Helen Keller (Patty Duke) has spent years unable to communicate, leaving her frustrated and occasionally violent. As a last chance before she is institutionalized, her parents (Inga Swenson, Andrew Prine) contact a school for the blind, which sends half-blind Annie Sullivan (Anne Bancroft) to teach Helen. Helen is initially resistant, but Annie gradually forms a bond with her and shows Helen ways of reaching others.
|Academy Award (1962)||Won||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1962)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|