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Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

Patty Duke, who as a teen won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life while battling personal demons, has died at the age of 69. Duke's agent, Mitchell Stubbs, says the actress died early Tuesday morning of sepsis from a ruptured intestine. She died in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, according to Teri Weigel, the publicist for her son, actor Sean Astin. Duke found early success playing the young...

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