Patty Duke’s Infant Sons Saved Her From Killing Herself

In a bombshell deathbed confession, actress Patty Duke revealed she once tried to kill herself — but stopped ­— when her two young children begged her not to commit suicide!

The star of the hit ’60s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show” made her shocking revelation in an exclusive GLOBE interview before her sudden death on March 29 at age 69 from an infection after her intestines ruptured.

To read the near-tragic tale, be sure to pick up the latest issue of GLOBE on newsstands now!