Patty Duke Awards
Born on December 14th, 1946
From Elmhurst, New York, USA
Mira Adams (Lee Remick) is a young housewife who tires of the infidelities of her husband, Norman (Ted Danson), and gets a divorce. Enrolling in graduate school, Mira begins a new life and makes friends through her studies, most notably with the carefree Val (Colleen Dewhurst), while still keeping in touch with suburban friends such as Lily (Patty Duke Astin) and Adele (Tyne Daly). Through the years, Mira's life mirrors the changes in society, particularly the feminist movement.
Devoted teacher Anne Sullivan (Patty Duke Astin) leads deaf and blind Helen Keller (Melissa Gilbert) into the light of learnedness.
Made an outcast by her family and her boyfriend because of an unwanted pregnancy, Marlene Chambers (Patty Duke) takes refuge in an abandoned seaside house. She is not there long before black attorney Charlie Roberts (Al Freeman Jr.), falsely accused of a murder, also moves in. Neither is excited about the arrangement, and at first their relationship is fraught with hostility and prejudice. Over time, however, they are able to forge a friendship based on mutual understanding.
A plain young woman (Patty Duke) gets an apartment in Greenwich Village, meets an artist (James Farentino) and acts kooky.
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.