Albany, Ga. – BearManor Media announces the release of In the Presence of Greatness: An Actress’s Sixty-Year Journey by Patty Duke with William J. Jankowski.
The Miracle Worker. The Patty Duke Show. Those perennial film and television titles still reverberate with audiences entranced with Academy Award-winning film actress and Broadway and television icon Patty Duke, until this week, when controversy erupted over comments allegedly said recently by her that were published on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) website in support of ending net neutrality—over a year after she died.
Patty first gained national attention and praise playing Helen Keller in both the Broadway stage and film versions of The Miracle Worker. As twin cousins on The Patty Duke Show, her name became an American household word. Her later work in Valley of the Dolls, Me, Natalie, Goodbye Charlie, a later television remake of The Miracle Worker, and dozens of other productions established her as one of America’s leading actresses.
Patty’s previous autobiographical works, Call Me Anna and A Brilliant Madness, achieved New York Times bestseller status. Now, her indelible show business legacy echoes enduringly with untold stories of her six-decade career and the legends of her time, including Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Helen Hayes, Fred Astaire, Anne Bancroft, Judy Garland, President John F. Kennedy, Helen Keller, Margaret Cho, Garth Brooks, Gloria Vanderbilt, Lucille Ball, Darren Criss, Richard Crenna, Patricia Neal, Liza Minnelli, and Helen Hunt. For the first time, Patty also talks openly of her friendship with actress Sharon Tate and her grisly murder at the hands of Charles Manson.
Illustrated with over 70 rare photos from both Patty Duke’s career and personal life, many never before published and from her personal collection.
About William J. Jankowski: Since receiving his degree from Widener University, he has been interviewed for such publications as USA Today, and consulted on biographical television specials about Patty Duke’s work for A&E, ABC, Lifetime, and E! This is his first book.
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