A big wave of stars continue to land on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. The show has just signed Oscar-winning TV legend Patty Duke to guest star in a season 2 episode.
Duke will play an Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother of a murder victim. When the Five-0 team go to deliver the notification, they learn her condition has her believing that her adult son is actually still a child. For a while, the team shields her from the news, but ultimately she must confront her devastating loss.
According to IMDb, Duke’s first TV series appearance was back in 1957 (Kraft Theatre) which later lead to her namesake sitcom Patty Duke Show (1963-66), followed by shows like It Takes Two (1982), Hail to the Chief (1985) and Karen’s Song (1987). She won an Oscar at 16 for her starring role in The Miracle Worker and guest-starred on the original Hawaii in 1973. Duke joins a slew of new names on Hawaii bulking up the hit show’s second season, with stars ranging from Lauren German to Tom Sizemore to John Locke himself, Terry O’Quinn. The show returns Monday, Sept. 19.