Anna Marie "Patty" Duke (December 14, 1946 - March 29, 2016)[1] was an American actress of stage, film, and television. She guest starred as Jan on the fourth season of Glee.

Personal life

Duke was born in Elmhurst, Queens, New York to John P. Duke (deceased) and Frances McMahon (deceased).[2][3] She has two older siblings, Carol and Raymond.[4] John and Ethel Ross, her managers, had Duke change her name from Anna Marie to Patty, and controlled "everything from what I wore to when I slept to what I ate."[3] She would move in with the Rosses with her mother's permission, but at age seventeen she would move to Los Angeles, Calfornia; after they tried to quash the romance between Duke and Harry Falk by moving her sitcom to LA.[3] While living with the Rosses they would curtailed their protégée's visits with her mother and close friends and even tried to fondle her in bed on two occasions.[3]

Duke was married to Falk, but they divorced in 1967.[3] Duke had an affair with a then seventeen year old, Desi Arnaz, Jr., from early to spring 1970.[3] She then began to date, John Astin, and also around the same time, developed an intimate relationship with Michael Tell. Duke learned she was pregnant in June 1970 and was unsure of whether the father was Arnaz[5] or Astin[3]. She married Tell, but that marriage only lasted for thirteen days before an annulment in early July 1970.[3] Duke was married to John Astin for thirteen years before a 1985 divorce[3], during their marriage Duke took the professional name Patty Duke Astin. She had been married to Michael Pearce from 1986[3] till her death in 2016.

Duke has three children, Sean Astin (b. 1971, whose father is actual Tell)[6], Mackenzie Astin (b. 1973, with Astin) and Kevin Pearce (b. 1988, with Pearce, adopted).[3] She became a stepmother to Pearce's two daughters, Raelene and Charlene; sadly Raelene died at the age of 22.[3]

Duke was diagnosed with manic depression in 1982.[3]


First becoming famous as a child star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16, and later starring in her eponymous sitcom for three years, she progressed to more mature roles upon playing Neely O'Hara, in Valley of the Dolls. From 1985 to 1988, Duke was president of the Screen Actors Guild.

On Glee, she portrays a jewelry saleswoman named Jan and is in a relationship with Meredith Baxter's character, Liz, in the final episode of Season Four, All or Nothing.


Year Title Role Notes
1956 Armstrong Circle Theatre Gina/Angelina Rico/Marianne Doona 1956 - 59 (6 episodes)
1957 Kraft Theatre Roberta/Betty 1957 - 58 (4 episodes)
The DuPont Show of the Month Young Cathy 1957 - 58 (The Prince and the Pauper and Wuthering Heights)
1958 Swiss Family Robinson Lynda TV Movie
The Goddess Emily Ann Faulkner, age 8
Country Music Holiday 'Sis' Brand
Kitty Foyle Molly Scharf as a girl
Rendezvous (Bang Bang, You're Dead)
The Brighter Day Ellen Williams Dennis #1 1958 - 59
The United States Steel Hour Kathy/Penelope/Robin Kent 1958 - 59/62 (6 episodes)
1959 Once Upon a Christmas Time Lori TV Movie
Happy Anniversary Debbie Walters
4D Man Marjorie Sutherland
Meet Me in St. Louis 'Tootie' Smith TV Movie
1961 The Power and the Glory Coral TV Movie
1962 Ben Casey Janie Wahl (Mrs McBroom and the Cloud Watcher)
The Miracle Worker Helen Keller
1963 The Patty Duke Show Patty Lane/Cathy Lane 1963 - 66 (105 episodes)
Best of Patty Duke Patty Lane/Cathy Lane TV Movie
Wide Country Cindy Hopkins (To Cindy, with Love)
1965 Billie Billie Carol
1966 The Daydreamer Thumbelina voice
1967 Valley of the Dolls Neely O'Hara
The Virginian Sue Ann McRae (Sue Ann)
1969 Me, Natalie Natalie Miller
Journey to the Unknown Barbara King (The Last Visitor)
1970 Matt Lincoln Sheila (Sheila)
My Sweet Charlie Marlene Chambers TV Movie
The Cliff Sheila TV Movie
1971 Birdbath Velma Sparrow TV short
If Tomorrow Comes Eileen Phillips TV Movie
Night Gallery Holly Schaeffer (segment "The Diary")
Two on a Bench Macy Kramer TV Movie
1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Lois (Love Child)
The Sixth Sense Elizabeth (With Affection, Jack the Ripper)
You'll Like My Mother Francesca Kinsolving
Deadly Harvest Jenny TV Movie
She Waits Laura Wilson TV Movie
1973 Circle of Fear Linda Colby as Patty Duke Astin (Graveyard Shift)
Hawaii Five-O Toni (Thanks for the Honeymoon)
1974 Insight Various 1974 - 83 (6 episodes)
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak Melanie Kline as Patty Duke Astin (Miss Kline, We Love You)
The Wide World of Mystery Adelaide (Hard Day at Blue Nose)
Nightmare Jan Richards TV Movie
1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. Kate Gannard as Patty Duke Astin (Unindicted Wife)
Police Woman Larue Collins as Patty Duke Astin (Nothing Left to Lose)
Police Story Daniele as Patty Duke Astin (Sniper)
1976 Captains and the Kings Bernadette Hennessey Armagh as Patty Duke Astin (6 episodes)
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby Rosemary Woodhouse as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
The Streets of San Francisco Susan Rosen as Patty Duke Astin (The Thrill Killers: Part 1 and Part 2)
Phillip and Barbara Barbara Logan as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
1977 The Storyteller Sue Davidoff as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
Killer on Board Norma Walsh TV Movie
Curse of the Black Widow Laura Lockwood as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
Rosetti and Ryan Sylvia Crawford as Patty Duke Astin (Men Who Love Women)
Fire! Dr. Peggy Wilson as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
The Love Boat Lilly Mackim/Shirlee Warner as Patty Duke Astin; 1977 - 78/84 (3 episodes)
1978 The Swarm Rita as Patty Duke Astin
A Family Upside Down Wendy as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
Having Babies III Leslee Wexler TV Movie
1979 The Miracle Worker Anne Sullivan TV Movie
Before and After Carole Matthews as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
Hanging by a Thread Sue Grainger as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
Women in White Cathy Payson TV Movie
1980 The Babysitter Liz Benedict as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
Mom, the Wolfman and Me Deborah Bergman
The Women's Room Lily TV Movie
1981 Please Don't Hit Me, Mom Barbara Reynolds as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
The Violation of Sarah McDavid Sarah McDavid as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
The Girl on the Edge of Town Martha as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
1982 It Takes Two Molly Quinn as Patty Duke Astin; 1982 - 83 (22 episodes)
Something So Right Jeanne Bosnick as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
By Design Helen as Patty Duke Astin
1983 September Gun Sister Dulcina as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
1984 George Washington Martha Washington as Patty Duke Astin (Episodes #1.1 - #1.3)
Best Kept Secrets Laura Dietz as Patty Duke Astin; TV Movie
1985 Hail to the Chief President Julia Mansfield (7 episodes)
Hotel Gayla Erikson as Patty Duke Astin (New Beginnings)
Gifts of Greatness Amy Lowell
1986 Willy/Milly Doris Niceman
George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation Martha Washington TV Movie
A Time to Triumph Concetta Hassan TV Movie
1987 J.J. Starbuck Verna Mckidden (Pilot)
Fight for Life Shirley Abrams TV Movie
It's a Living Patty Duke (The Evictables)
Karen's Song Karen Matthews (13 episodes)
1988 Fatal Judgement Anne Capute TV Movie
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace Althea Sloan TV Movie
1989 The Hitch-Hikers
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure Carolyn Henry TV Movie
Amityville: The Evil Escapes Nancy Evans TV Movie
1990 Always Remember I Love You Ruth Monroe TV Movie
Call Me Anna Anna Marie Duke TV Movie
1991 The Legend of Prince Valiant Lady Morgana voice (The Trust Betrayed, The Awakening & The Dawn of Darkness)
The Torkelsons (TV Series) Catharine Jeffers (Return to Sender)
Absolute Strangers Judge Ray TV Movie
1992 A Killer Among Friends Jean Monroe TV Movie
Prelude to a Kiss Mrs. Boyle TV Movie
Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive Jean Williams TV Movie
Last Wish Betty Rollin TV Movie
1993 A Matter of Justice Mary Brown TV Movie
No Child of Mine Lucille Jenkins TV Movie
Family of Strangers Beth Thompson TV Movie
1994 Cries from the Heart Terry TV Movie
One Woman's Courage Grace McKenna TV Movie
1995 When the Vows Break Barbara Parker TV Movie
Amazing Grace Hannah Miller (5 episodes)
1996 To Face Her Past Beth Bradfield TV Movie
Harvest of Fire Annie Beiler TV Movie
Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah Natalie Porter TV Movie
1997 A Christmas Memory Sook TV Movie
Frasier Alice voice (Death and the Dog)
1998 Touched by an Angel Jean/Nancy Williams (I Do and I Will Walk with You: Part 1 & Part 2)
When He Didn't Come Home Faye Dolan TV Movie
1999 A Season for Miracles Angel TV Movie
Kimberly Dr. Feinstenberger
The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights Patty Lane/Cathy Lane MacAllister TV Movie
2000 Love Lessons Sunny Andrews TV Movoe
Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story Anne Kincaid TV Movie
2001 First Years Evelyn Harrison (There's No Place Like Homo)
Family Law Judge Sylvia Formenti (Liar's Club: Part 2)
2002 Little John Sylvia TV Movie
2003 Wrong Turn Esther short
2004 Murder Without Conviction Mother Joseph TV Movie
Judging Amy Valerie Bing (Disposable)
2005 Bigger Than the Sky Mrs. Keene/Earlene
Take Me Home: A Child's Experience of Internment Narrator short
2006 Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door Bridget Connolly TV Movie
2008 The Four Children of Tander Welch Susan Metler
2009 Throwing Stones Patti Thom TV Movie
Love Finds a Home Mary TV Movie
2010 Unanswered Prayers Irene TV Movie
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Sylvia Spencer (Mea Makamae)
The Protector Beverly (Wings and Blood)
2012 Amazing Love Helen
Drop Dead Diva Rita Curtis (Freak Show)
2013 Glee Jan (All or Nothing)
2015 Liv and Maddie Grandma Janice/Great-Aunt Hillary (Grandma-a-Rooney)
2016 Power of the Air Charlene Summers post-production


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