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Patricia Neal

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Source: Wikipedia

Patricia Neal (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010) was an American actress of stage and screen. She was best known for her film roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), wealthy matron Emily Eustace Failenson in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), and the worn-out housekeeper Alma Brown in Hud (1963), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She played Olivia Walton in the 1971 made-for-television film The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, a role played in the regular series by actress Michael Learned.

Fact file

  • Born: Patsy Louise Neal January 20, 1926 Packard, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Died: August 8, 2010 (aged 84) Edgartown, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Lung cancer
  • Resting place: Abbey of Regina Laudis
  • Residence: Edgartown, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Knoxville High School
  • Alma mater: Northwestern University
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1945-2009
  • Home town: Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Spouse(s): Roald Dahl (1953–1983; divorced)
  • Children: Olivia Twenty (1955–1962) Chantal Tessa Sophia (b. 1957) Theo Matthew (b. 1960) Ophelia Magdalena (b. 1964) Lucy Neal (b. 1965)

Read more about Patricia Neal at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-11-13 15:02:37
Keeley Hawes will star opposite Hugh Bonneville in a film about the Oscar-winner Patricia Neal and her husband, author Roald Dahl. Formerly known as “An Unquiet Life,” and based on Stephen Michael Shearer’s book of the same name, the family drama starts filming this week in Surrey, southern England. John ...

Variety, 2017-11-02 10:59:31
Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to star opposite Hugh Bonneville in the upcoming film about the relationship between actress Patricia Neal and children’s author Roald Dahl. Swedish actor Ferguson would play Neal and Bonneville Dahl in the yet-to-be-titled project from Goldcrest Films. Based on Stephen Michael Shearer’s novel “An Unquiet ...

A Spy Novel Whose Clues Are Found on New York Landmarks
NY Times Movies, 2017-07-20 11:00:17
A new digital book about Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl sends readers across the city to solve its riddles.

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