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Patty Duke and Emmanuel Lewis announce an major AIDS benefit gala
Patty Duke and Emmanuel Lewis are all smiles on February 2, 1988 in Los Angeles, as they announce that the Health Policy and Research Foundation of California and the California Manufacturers Association will stage a major benefit gala, "Hollywood's Salute to Broadway," which will take place on March 26 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The fundraising event will honor U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and Jerrold and Helen Kushnick for their work against AIDS. (UPI Photo/Glenn Waggner/Files)
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Anna Marie "Patty" Duke (born December 14, 1946) is an American actress of stage, film, and television. 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 was later elected president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988.

Duke was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982, and since then has devoted much of her time to advocating and educating the public on mental health issues.

Duke was born Anna Marie Duke in Elmhurst, Queens, New York, the daughter of Frances (née McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a handyman and cab driver. Her father was Irish American and her maternal grandmother was German.

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