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Patty Duke picks between Patty and Cathy
Patty Duke picks between Patty and Cathy

Fifty years ago this fall, ABC premiered "The Patty Duke Show," the endearing sitcom starring the then-16-year-old as the mischievous Patty from Brooklyn Heights and her quiet, studious British look-alike cousin Cathy. And now five decades after the series began, the Oscar winner ("The Miracle Worker") is coming clean: "I liked Cathy better," she confessed by phone interview from Honolulu, where she's appearing in the play "Heaven Forbid!." "Patty was very embarrassing to me," the 66-year-old said, laughing. "They would write those outrageous things for her to do. I would dive in and do it, but I couldn't wait to get to...

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