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“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?"
Nearly a year after her death at age 69, actress Patty Duke was remembered Sunday during the 89th annual Academy Awards telecast.
The home of Patty Duke, who died earlier this year, is for sale in Coeur d’Alene.
William Schallert, a veteran TV performer and Hollywood union leader who played Patty Duke’s father – and uncle – on television and led a long, contentious strike for actors, has died.
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.
Patty Duke’s memorial service will be livestreamed.
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.
A public memorial service for the late Anna "Patty Duke" Pearce will be held at 11 a.m. April 16 at the Lake City Community Church, 6000 Ramsey Road, Coeur d'Alene.
The decision of Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke’s family to describe her cause of death as sepsis is helping bring national attention to the life-threatening, but little known condition, health advocates say.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Six actors will take the stage. The set will consist of a few chairs. There will be no elaborate costumes. But when the lights go down and the curtain rises, those in the audience will see something remarkable. Dennis Franz. Patty Duke. Ellen Travolta. Jack Bannon.
There’s big news for the Spotlight column, and then there is Big News. I think this falls into the latter category. Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre has announced a special show, for one night only, that will mark the return to the stage of Dennis Franz.
Steve Adams, a new Coeur d’Alene councilman who refuses to support any issue that involves federal dollars, doesn’t like correction. After being corrected twice by City Attorney Mike Gridley for questionable statements, Adams asked Gridley in writing not to rebut him again during council meetings. Adams wrote that Gridley appeared to be dissing him to the mayor and council, staff and “especially the public.” Adams told Gridley to offer his opinions in private.