Disney Channel Pays Tribute To Patty Duke

Network to re-air Duke's appearance on ‘Liv and Maddie’ series
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Disney Channel will pay tribute to the late actress Patty Duke with several airings of an episode of its series Liv and Maddie that Duke appeared in.

Duke, best known for her Oscar-winning role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker as well as star of the 1960s series The Patty Duke Show, died March 29 of sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

She appeared in an episode of Liv and Maddie dubbed “Grandma-A-Rooney” that initially aired this past October.

Disney will re-air the episode April 2, April 19 and April 28, said network officials.

“We are so unbelievably saddened to hear about the passing of Patty Duke,” said John Beck, Liv and Maddie executive producer and creator. “We only had her for a week on the set of Liv And Maddie, but she touched our lives forever. Liv and Maddie would not exist without Patty. As the saying goes, ‘We stand on the shoulders of the Giants who have come before us.’"