When I was a kid I loved to watch The Patty Duke Show re-runs on TV. The theme song was so much fun. Patty and Cathy kept me entertained.
Today Patty Duke died. She had a troubled life but fought her way back. I read her Autobiography years ago and was shocked by all she went through.
RIP Anna Marie Duke.
Meet Cathy, who’s lived most everywhere,
From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.
But Patty’s only seen the sight.
A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights —
What a crazy pair!
But they’re cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.
Where Cathy adores a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Our Patty loves to rock and roll,
A hot dog makes her lose control —
What a wild duet!
Still, they’re cousins,
Identical cousins and you’ll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
At times they even talk alike —
You can lose your mind,
When cousins are two of a kind.