Patty Duke & Michael Pearce

Patty Duke and Michael Pearce
1985 - 2016

Patty Duke and Michael Pearce  

Patty Duke and Michael Pearce were married for 29 years before Patty Duke died, leaving behind her husband and 1 child.

They had a son named Kevin age 27.


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.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1985 - 15th Mar 1986 1 year, 2 months
Married15th Mar 1986 - Mar 2016 30 years, 12 months
Total 1985 - Mar 2016 32 years, 10 months

(15 March 1986 - present) (1 child)
Duke married her fourth husband, drill sergeant Michael Pearce, in 1986. The couple moved to Hayden, Idaho, and adopted a son, Kevin, who was born in 1988. Pearce became a firefighter. Since her marriage to Pearce, Duke occasionally uses the name "Anna Duke-Pearce" in her writings and other professional work.
In 1986 Michael was an Army drill sergeant hired as a consultant on the movie, A Time to Triumph. She played a housewife who became an Army pilot in the CBS movie.
Patty just did a film at Ft. Benning and he was doing some work on the film as a technical adviser,” her publicist, Mickey Freeman told the press in 1986. “They are going to get married April 26 in Los Angeles, but exact plans have not been set.”
After he divorced his wife, they were married in 1986. Pearce, then a Sergeant 1st Class, was 31, and Duke was 38. He was a drill instructor for infantry trainees in A company, 7th battalion, 1st infantry training brigade, nicknamed the “Pacesetters” at Fort Benning
"Anna 'Patty Duke' Pearce passed away this morning March 29, 2016 at 1:20 am," his statement read. "Her cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon. She will be missed."
The actress is survived by her longtime husband, Michael Pearce, 61.
The couple celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary earlier this month on March 15th

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1989 - Child

15th March, 1986 - Marriage

1985 - Hookup

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Brown - Light


KevinMale198927 years old



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