Oscar-winning American actress Patty Duke dies at age 69. Bob Mezan reports.
American actress Patty Duke, who won an Oscar for her role in 1962's "The Miracle Worker," has died. Duke died Tuesday (March 29) morning in Idaho from sepsis due to a ruptured intestine, according to her spokesman. She was 69 years old. The actress began working as a teen and won a best supporting actress Academy Award for "The Miracle Worker" at age 16. She starred in her own sitcom, "The Patty Duke Show" from 1963 to 1966, and had a role in 1967's "Valley of the Dolls." She later became president of the Screen Actor's Guild in the 1980s, and also became an advocate for mental health issues after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982.