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Patty Duke remembered

Thank you, Kenneth Turan, for your article on Anna ["My Time With Anna: Patty Duke's Stories Still Reverberate," March 20]. I loved watching "The Patty Duke Show" as a child and wished she could have been my friend. Many years later, I saw her at the old Ship's Coffee Shop in Westwood helping her kids with the table-top toasters. She seemed like such a regular mom, and that made me admire her even more. Her brave and candid disclosure of her mental illness and her efforts to bring greater understanding and treatment to fellow sufferers showed character and strength few in the industry could match. I will miss this great...