Updated: 05/28/2014 11:10 PM
Created: 05/28/2014 8:39 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
A Hollywood-worthy reunion in Duluth Wednesday.
Patty Duke is in town for the Duluth Superior Film Festival. She said during a press conference she would like to reconnect with the Duluth woman who played her baby in the movie You'll Like My Mother.
"She was a dear little thing," Duke said. "They wanted her to cry and she was the sweetest baby. She had nothing to cry about."
The baby was Laura Adams of Duluth. Adams is living in Seattle, but connected with Duke via Skype Wednesday. Eyewitness News was there for the touching reunion.
"Oh, my goodness!" Duke said when Adams first popped up on the screen.
The two chatted about many things, including a connection over mental health issues.
"I'm going back to school right now to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner," Adams said.
"Oh, God bless you," Duke replied. "We need you so badly."
Duke struggles with mental illness and is a big advocate to get more people help.
"I can't tell you how that warms my heart," Duke said. "I knew I was looking at a little baby that was going to do something good."
Adams was only one week old when filming started on the movie filmed at Glensheen.
While Adams and Duke were happy to catch up, that wasn't the only reunion Wednesday.
"Oh my gosh, she's me!" Vi Adams, Laura Adams' mom, said.
Vi Adams was on the set of the movie too. She stopped by to reconnect during the Skype interview.
"It was so cool," Vi Adams said. "I feel there was a kindred spirit. I always felt that even when I first met her."
There will be a special screening of You'll Like My Mother Sunday at Glensheen.
Federal Ruling Means No Killing Wolves Unless Endangering Human Life
A federal judge has overturned an Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list.
Another Round of Budget Cuts at UWS
UWS announced on Friday at an open forum that it will be eliminating academic programs and faculty positions to help to university save money. Four graduate programs and four undergraduate programs will be cut. The university is also severing ties with a music professor and a visual arts professor.
Lake Superior Zoo Reduces Seasonal Hours, Cuts Staff Position
While a task force takes time to consider possible changes to the financially struggling Lake Superior Zoo, there'll be a couple other adjustments in the mean time.
Bigfork Blaze Destroys Home, Injures Firefighter
Firefighters battled the blaze on the 300 block of Ottum Avenue for more than six hours, according to Susie Schmickle with the Bigfork Fire Department.
Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 4 Deaths
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths, including two in Minnesota.