Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke (search) was released from the Kootenai Medical Center after undergoing single heart bypass surgery earlier this month.

Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Johnson said Duke, 57, was released from the North Idaho Heart Center on Tuesday, six days after the Nov. 3 surgery.

"She's looking forward to recuperating at home for a few weeks," said a message posted on Duke's Web site. She also thanks "everyone who sent their get well wishes."

Duke has lived in the Coeur d'Alene area since the early 1990s with her husband, Mike Pearce.

She is chairwoman of the Festival of Trees, an annual benefit for the heart center Nov. 26-29.

Duke, star of the '60s TV comedy "The Patty Duke Show," won a best-supporting actress Oscar in 1963 for her portrayal of Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker."