Patty Duke, the actress who won fame with her stage and screen portrayals of Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” died Tuesday, according to her agent. She was 69.
Duke died of sepsis from a ruptured intestine, according to a statement from Mitchell K. Stubbs & Associates, the agency that represented her.
“This morning, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, matriarch and the exquisite artist, humanitarian, and champion for mental health, Anna PATTY DUKE Pearce, closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place,” her family said in a statement posted by her son actor Sean Astin. “We celebrate the infinite love and compassion she shared through her work and throughout her life.”
All Three GOP Candidates Backed Away From Their Pledge:
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich all stepped back from their earlier pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee during Tuesday night’s CNN town hall.
“All of us shouldn’t even have answered that question,” Kasich said of the pledge party officials asked all the candidates to sign in September.
The Story Of The Car That Kept CNN Safe:
When an armored Land Rover was put on permanent display in the prestigious UK’s Imperial War Museum this month, it brought with it an incredible story of endurance, tenacity and survival.
The vehicle was originally used by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour during the Bosnian conflict of the 1990s after being purchased by the network’s now diplomatic editor, Nic Robertson.
It went on to serve CNN in hostile environments around the globe before going off on its own adventures, eventually being rescued and restored for posterity in the IWM’s American Air Museum, northeast of London.