Where is She Now? Patty Duke

Celebrity Q&A,Featured Article
December 14, 2012

Oscar-winning actress advocates for funding and research for those with mental illness

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What is Patty Duke doing these days?
—Jean Bush, Bethlehem, Pa.

The Oscar-winning actress, 66, who lives with her husband in Idaho, is writing a book, speaking at colleges and hoping to play Sheldon’s “Meemaw” on “The Big Bang Theory.” In recent years, she has made public service announcements for the Social Security Administration, directed a stage version of “The Miracle Worker” and been a guest on “Drop Dead Diva” and “Hawaii 5-O.” The native of Queens, N.Y., serves as an advocate for mental health and has lobbied Congress for further funding and research for those with mental illnesses.

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