Patty Duke & Michael Tell


Patty Duke and Michael Tell  

Patty Duke and Michael Tell were married for 5 days. They dated for 25 days after getting together in Jun 1970 and married on 26th Jun 1970. 5 days later they divorced on 9th Jul 1970.

They had a son named Sean Patrick age 45.


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.

Michael Tell is an American Other. He is famous for Marriage to actress Patty Duke.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingJun 1970 - 26th Jun 1970 1 month, 25 days
Married26th Jun 1970 - Jul 1970 5 days
Total Jun 1970 - Jul 1970 46 years, 5 months

(26 June 1970 - 9 July 1970) (annulled) (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 Tell 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.

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Relationship Timeline

25th March, 1971 - Child

9th July, 1970 - Divorce

26th June, 1970 - Marriage

June, 1970 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Patty Duke
Michael Tell


Sean PatrickMale25th March, 197145 years old


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Mila LlaugerJun 15, 2009

This afternoon I was watching an old film with Patty Duke called Billie . The actor that played her boyfriend, Warren Berlinger looks like her son, Sean Astin. It is an unbelievable likeness.

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