Patty Duke’s Call Me Anna and 15 Other Tales of Growing Up in the Spotlight

Patty Duke (December 14, 1946 - March 29, 2016)

Patty Duke (December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016)

Shelf RenewalActress Patty Duke has died. The Academy Award winner wrote about her experiences as child star in her 1987 memoir Call Me Anna; then, in 1992, she bravely shared her struggle with manic depressive illness in A Brilliant Madness. Readers curious to hear what others have to say about the life of a child star will find compelling real-life drama in these celebrity memoirs.


Call Me Anna by Patty Duke

Call Me Anna, by Patty Duke

Child Star by Shirley Temple Black

Child Star, by Shirley Temple

Home by Julie Andrews

Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, by Julie Andrews

Life Is Too Short by Mickey Rooney

Life is Too Short, by Mickey Rooney

Little Girl Lost by Drew Barrymore

Little Girl Lost, by Drew Barrymore

Losing It by Valerie Bertinelli

Losing It, by Valerie Bertinelli

Lucky Man by Michael J Fox

Lucky Man, by Michael J. Fox

Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, by Neil Patrick Harris

A Paper Life by Tatum O'Neal

A Paper Life, by Tatum O’Neal

Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert

Prairie Tale, by Melissa Gilbert

Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher

Shockaholic, by Carrie Fisher

Stori Telling by Tori Spelling

sTORI Telling, by Tori Spelling

Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe

Stories I  Only Tell My Friends, by Rob Lowe

There Was a Little Girl by Brooke Shields

There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, by Brooke Shields

What Ever Happened to Baby Peggy by Diana Serra Cary

Whatever Happened to Baby Peggy: The Autobiography of Hollywood’s Pioneer Child Star, by Diana Serra Cary

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore

Wildflower, by Drew Barrymore





About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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