Daily Archives: May 23, 2012

‘The Miracle Worker’ opened in New York 50 years ago today (1962)

Video: 'The Miracle Worker' trailer

(Wednesday, May 23, 1962)The Miracle Worker, a biographical film about the determined teacher who helped Helen Keller overcome deafness and blindness to learn to communicate, opened today at the Astor and the Trans-Lux Fifty-second Street theaters in New York.

Directed by Arthur Penn, the film stars Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft, both of whom would win acting Oscars for reprising their Broadway roles as Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.