The Duke

10/11/2008 1:24 PM PDT
The 61-year-old resurfaced at a Hollywood event, looking thrilled.

At the age of 12, Patty had to testify in front of a congressional panel after appearing on rigged quiz show "The $64,000 Question."

Duke is the mother of "Lord of the Rings" star Sean Astin and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982.