The late Arthur Penn (left) on the set of "The Miracle Worker" with Anne Bancroft. He took the play from TV in 1957, to Broadway in 1959 and then the big screen three years later. As the NY Times noted in today's obituary, the film, "won the best actress Oscar for Bancroft and the best supporting actress Oscar for her co-star, Patty Duke, as well as earning nominations for writing and directing."