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The Explosive Dramatization Based On William Gibson's Stage Play Of Anne Sullivan's Battle To Teach Helen Keller How To Communicate Despite Keller's Deafness, Dumbnes And Blindness, Starring Anne Bancroft As Anne Sullivan And Presenting For The First Time In Film The Young Patty Duke As Helen Keller! *Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, 1962, 1 Hour 46 Minutes.) #TheMiracelWorker #TheMiracleWorker1962Film #AnneBancroft #AnneSullivan #PattyDuke #HelenKeller #Deafblindness #Deafness #Blindness #RoleModels #TuscumbiaAlabama #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
William Gibson (Stage Play, Screenplay)
Anne Bancroft ... Annie Sullivan
Patty Duke ... Helen Keller
Victor Jory ... Captain Arthur Keller
Inga Swenson ... Kate Keller
Andrew Prine ... James Keller
Kathleen Comegys ... Aunt Ev
The Miracle Worker is a 1962 American biographical film about Anne Sullivan, blind tutor to Helen Keller, directed by Arthur Penn. The screenplay by William Gibson is based on his 1959 play of the same title, which originated as a 1957 broadcast of the television anthology series Playhouse 90. Gibson's secondary source material was The Story of My Life, the 1903 autobiography of Helen Keller. The film went on to be an instant critical success and a moderate commercial success. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Director for Arthur Penn, and won two awards, Best Actress for Anne Bancroft and Best Supporting Actress for Patty Duke.
Helen Keller, American author, political activist, academic and lecturer (June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968) was born Helen Adams Keller in West Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, antimilitarism, and other similar causes. Keller proved to the world that deaf people could all learn to communicate and that they could survive in the hearing world. She also taught that deaf people are capable of doing things that hearing people can do. One of the most famous deaf people in history, she is a role model to many deaf people in the world. Helen Keller died in her sleep on June 1, 1968, at her home, Arcan Ridge, located in Easton, Connecticut, a few weeks short of her eighty-eighth birthday. A service was held in her honor at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., her body was cremated and her ashes were placed there next to her constant companions, Anne Sullivan and Polly Thomson.