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Lake City Playhouse stages ‘The Miracle Worker’

“The Miracle Worker” holds a special place in many theatergoers’ hearts because of the incredible story it tells and its inspirational message of the power of persistence. Have you seen a stage or film performance of "The Miracle Worker?"

Hundreds laugh, cry at Patty Duke memorial

The memorial service for Anna Pearce, better known to movie fans as Patty Duke, was the same mix of the personal and professional as her life. Pictures of her on stage or on the movie screen mingled with family photos and pictures of her dogs.

Huckleberries: Hucks has been a FOP (Friend of Patty) through the years

During her life in Coeur d'Alene, actress Patty Duke received many mentions in Huckleberries Online, including one on April 3, 1995, reporting that her horses escaped from a Carlin Bay ranch. In memory of this fine actress and human being, who died last week in Coeur d'Alene, Huckleberries offers a handful of the column items that featured her.

Oscar winner Patty Duke applauds, encourages participants at Kootenai County Mental Health Drug Court

North Idaho resident Anna Pearce has inspired many in her long struggle with mental illness and substance abuse. On Thursday morning the Oscar-winning actor found inspiration in the company of criminal offenders working to overcome similar problems. “I certainly didn’t expect to be so moved by your fight, by your willingness to get healthy,” Pearce, better known as Patty Duke, told a group packed into a courtroom to mark the 10th anniversary of Kootenai County’s Mental Health Drug Court.

Show offers up menagerie of traditions

When “Traditions of Christmas” takes to the Kroc Center stage starting today, there will be a few assorted animals and 87 local performers – including an Oscar winner. Longtime Coeur d’Alene resident Patty Duke (“The Miracle Worker”) is playing Mrs. Claus. Her husband, Mike Pearce, will be putting on the red suit to play Kris Kringle.

Stage transforms ‘Giver’ for Duke and friends

Patty Duke and her neighbor, Broadway producer Laura Little, had been looking for projects to work on together. But it didn’t prove to be an easy task for the two Coeur d’Alene women. “We kept coming up with one-woman plays that just didn’t hit me right,” Duke said. “Then one day she said, ‘Are you aware of a book named ‘The Giver’? And I’m ashamed to say I wasn’t.”

Spotlight: Patty Duke eager to join Baxter for spin on ‘Glee’

Local fans of the television show “Glee” will see a familiar face on screen. Patty Duke, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress who has called Coeur d’Alene home since the late 1980s, will guest star, along with Meredith Baxter, in the season 4 finale on Thursday night.