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Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

Obit Patty Duke_Pfef (3).jpgFILE - In this April 8, 1963 file photo, actress Patty Duke, 16, accepts the Oscar as best supporting actress for her work in "The Miracle Worker" at the annual Academy Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Duke, who won an Oscar as a child at the start of an acting career that continued through her adulthood, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, of sepsis from a ruptured intestine. She was 69. (AP Photo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) Patty Duke, who won an Oscar as a teen for "The Miracle Worker" and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life, has died at the age of 69.

Duke's agent, Mitchell Stubbs, says the actress died early Tuesday morning of sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

She built on her success in her teens by playing identical cousins on a popular sitcom, "The Patty Duke Show."

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