Patty Duke & Desi Arnaz Jr.


Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Patty Duke  

Patty Duke and Desi Arnaz Jr. dated from March to June, 1970.


American Actress Patty Duke passed away on 29th Mar 2016 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho USA aged 69. Born Anna Marie Duke on 14th December, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York and educated at Quintano's School for Young Professionals, Patty Duke is most remembered for The Patty Duke Show, Miracle Worker in a career that spanned 1950–2016. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Desi Arnaz Jr. is a 63 year old American Actor. Born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV on 19th January, 1953 in Hollywood, California, USA, he is famous for Son of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball in a career that spans 1962–present. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingMar 1970 - Jun 1970 3 months, 2 days
Total Mar 1970 - Jun 1970 47 years, 8 months

In early 1970, at the age of 23, Duke had an affair with 17-year old Desi Arnaz, Jr.. The couple's relationship became tabloid fodder, due in part to the vocal and public opposition of Arnaz's mother, Lucille Ball. By late spring, Duke and Arnaz had broken off their relationship, and she began dating actor John Astin, who was 16 years her senior. Around the same time, Duke developed an intimate relationship with rock promoter Michael Tell. In June 1970, in the midst of a manic phase, Duke learned she was pregnant. Unsure whether Arnaz or Astin was the father of her unborn child, Duke married Michael Tell on June 26, 1970 in order to "give (her child) a name". Their marriage lasted 13 days before ending in an annulment on July 9, 1970; Duke claimed the marriage was never consummated. Her son, actor Sean Astin, was born on February 25, 1971. Though Duke said in her 1987 autobiography that John Astin was Sean's biological father, she later stated that she had always believed that Desi Arnaz, Jr. was Sean's actual biological father. It turned out that neither statement was correct; in 1994, Sean Astin underwent biological testing to determine his paternity, and the results showed that Astin's father is actually Michael Tell.

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Relationship Timeline

June, 1970 - Breakup

March, 1970 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Patty Duke
Desi Arnaz Jr.
Patty Duke
Desi Arnaz Jr.
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 0" (152 cm)
5' 9" (175 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Light
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Brown - Light
Brown - Dark
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic



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