Patty Duke & John Astin

Patty Duke and John Astin

Patty Duke and John Astin  

Patty Duke and John Astin were married for 13 years. They dated for 1 year after getting together in 1971 and married on 5th Aug 1972. 13 years later they divorced on 3rd Nov 1985.

They had a son named Mackenzie Alexander age 43.


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.

John Astin is a 86 year old American Actor. Born John Allen Astin on 30th March, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and educated at Washington and Jefferson College, he is famous for The Addams Family in a career that spans 1957–present. His zodiac sign is Aries.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1971 - 5th Aug 1972 2 years, 7 months
Married5th Aug 1972 - Nov 1985 13 years, 3 months
Total 1971 - Nov 1985 46 years, 10 months

(5 August 1972 - 3 November 1985) (divorced) (1 child)
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.
Duke and John Astin were married in August 1972. Astin adopted Sean, and the couple had another son, actor Mackenzie, in 1973. Duke and Astin worked together extensively during their marriage, and she took his name professionally, becoming "Patty Duke Astin". The couple divorced in 1985.

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Relationship Timeline

3rd November, 1985 - Divorce

1984 - Breakup

12th May, 1973 - Child

5th August, 1972 - Marriage

1971 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Patty Duke
John Astin
Patty Duke
John Astin
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 0" (152 cm)
5' 11" (180 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Light
Salt and Pepper
Eye Color
Brown - Light
Brown - Dark
Roman Catholic


Mackenzie AlexanderMale12th May, 197343 years old



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