The Miracle Worker
“The Miracle Worker” (1 x 90′, SD, 1979).
Starring Patty Duke Astin as Annie Sullivan and Melissa Gilbert (“Little House on the Prairie”) as her pupil Helen Keller. Telecast on NBC, it won an Emmy Award for best movie of 1979. The original theatrical film starred Duke as Helen Keller, the blind, deaf mute child whose world was as savage as it was pitiful; she won the Academy Award for that performance. This production’s teleplay is by William Gibson and based on his classic play “The Miracle Worker”. Both the play and the two films have been shown in virtually every country of the world.