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Playhouse 90: The Miracle Worker

The Keller family sends away to the Perkins Institute for help with their young daughter, Helen, who has been blind, deaf,and mute since infancy. The Institute sends Annie Sullivan to work with Helen.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x19
Production Number: 56-19
Airdate: Thursday February 07th, 1957

Guest Stars
Jason JohnsonJason Johnson
As Doctor
John Drew BarrymoreJohn Drew Barrymore
As James Keller
Katharine BardKatharine Bard
As Kate Keller
Mickey RooneyMickey Rooney
As Host
Patricia McCormackPatricia McCormack
As Helen Keller
Teresa WrightTeresa Wright
As Annie Sullivan
Akim TamiroffAkim Tamiroff
As Anagnos
Burl IvesBurl Ives
As Captain Keller
Carroll McComasCarroll McComas
As Aunt Ev
Episode Notes
This teleplay was later adapted into a hit Broadway play and an Academy Award winning film.

Teresa Wright was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in this episode. It was also nominated for Best Director and Best Writer.

In the 1962 movie based on this teleplay, Patty Duke played Helen Keller and Anne Bancroft played Annie Sullivan. Both won Oscars for their performances.

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