And what a wild ride she's had: early fame and critical success as a young girl, then more fame and misery as a teenager. She had terrible handlers who not only restricted her movements physically, they ruined her financially and introduced to the wonderful world of drugs and alcohol.
After several unfortunate career choices in early adulthood, Duke battled her way through addiction and mental illness to carve out an impressive body of TV and film work over fifty years as a working actor. She has also been a tireless advocate for mental health awareness, living as she does with bipolar disorder.
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