Actress Patty Duke 'up and walking' after cardiac surgery

Friday, November 5th 2004, 8:27 pm
By: News On 6

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) _ Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke Pearce was up and walking Friday, two days after cardiac surgery, officials said.

The actress has been upgraded to good condition, Kootenai Medical Center spokeswoman Teri Farr said.

Pearce, 57, underwent single bypass surgery Wednesday at the North Idaho Heart Center. She was ``up and walking a bit'' on Friday and is expected to make a full recovery, Farr said.

The actress lives in the area with her husband, Mike Pearce.

She won a best supporting actress Oscar in 1963 for her portrayal of Helen Keller in the film ``The Miracle Worker.'' She won an Emmy Award in 1980 for her portrayal of Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, in the made-for-TV version of the movie.

She may be best known for her portrayal of identical teenage cousins in the 1960s comedy ``The Patty Duke Show.''