March 19, 1987
Patty Duke, president of the Screen Actors Guild, will be honored by the Interguild Women's Caucus during its program "Women in Transition: On and Behind the Screen" on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Directors Guild of America, 7950 Sunset Blvd.
November 11, 1990 |
What baby boomers could ever forget that memorable theme song to The Patty DukeShow?: "Meet Cathy who's lived most everywhere, from Zanzibar to BerkeleySquare, but Patty's only seen the sights a girl can see from Brooklyn Heights,what a crazy pair. . ." But they're cousinsI" Now seen in reruns on Nickelodeon, the 1963-66 ABC comedy featured then16-year-old Patty Duke, fresh from her Oscar-winning role as Helen Keller in"The Miracle Worker."
November 3, 1991 |
William Schallert describes himself as "the most promiscuous parent in the history of television." Well, maybe not the most promiscuous, but over the past three decades Schallert has played the kind, loving and understanding father on "The Nancy Drew Mysteries," "Little Women," "The New Gidget" and the role for which he's most known, "The Patty Duke Show." Now he's playing a grandfather in the NBC comedy "The Torkelsons."
November 10, 1990 |
It's tempting to dismiss "Call Me Anna" as just another triumph-over-affliction movie: child star is victimized by cruel managers, cracks up mentally as an adult, later rebuilds life and serves as positive example. Blah blah blah. What elevates this turbulent ABC drama about actress Patty Duke above the crowd, however, are its wrenching depictions of that tragically bizarre childhood and her mental illness that seemed to surface only later. Airing at 9 p.m.
June 14, 1992
For Ruben Martinez, there was "The Brady Bunch" ("East Side, West Side," May 3). For me, a Latina (Mexican-American, then), there was "The Patty Duke Show." Patty was my heroine. She exemplified a young, powerful teen-ager in charge of her life and destiny. She was smart, popular and white. There was never any doubt (or episodes that I can recall) that questioned whether Patty would graduate from high school or would apply for college admission. As I remember, she was encouraged by her parents to think about college.
September 13, 2011 |
The return of beloved "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar to television has sparked the sort of twitchy fan-ticipation previously reserved for a "Sex and the City" movie. But three minutes into "Ringer," it's easy to see why CBS passed the twin-themed thriller on to its kid sister, the CW. Skidding through twists and turns aplenty, the intentionally soapy plot generates a lot of fun froth, but Gellar has a hard time playing one troubled and complicated woman, much less two. To be fair, twins are difficult, even for accomplished thespians like Jeremy Irons ("Dead Ringers")