Duke is not only an actress and author: “A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness” she is an advocate for mental health awareness and bipolar disorder, alcohol recovery, people with disabilities, child abuse prevention, adoption, suicide prevention, aging, women’s health, the arts, and much more.
Here are some testimonials from the last few weeks:
'Patty Duke was excellent, she received a standing ovation from the crowd of 2,000. She also stayed for a couple of hours after her talk to greet every person who wanted to meet her.
Thanks again for all of your help, both Patty and Mike were wonderful to work with and very gracious.'
'Patty was fantastic! Thank you so much for working with me to make our event happen. Just as you promised, Patty hugged people, signed autographs and posed for photos. She delivered a wonderful speech that was very funny, but also very serious and warm. She took questions from the audience. She gave interviews to our local media. We sold out our event (they could fit 475 in our venue and that's what we had.) And, her presence in town really brought our agency into the public eye. Her husband, Mike, is also wonderful to know and was quite helpful in escorting Patty and handling the crowd. What a nice couple. We thoroughly enjoyed having them here. Thank you so much--the event was literally, a smashing success!!'