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Patricia Neal

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Publicity photo from 1952

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, 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 ...

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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.

Variety, 2017-05-11 07:00:22
Hugh Bonneville of “Downton Abbey” fame is set to star as beloved children’s author Roald Dahl in an untitled biopic about Dahl and his wife, Patricia Neal, from Goldcrest Films. Goldcrest, which is financing and co-producing the film as well as overseeing global sales and distribution, will introduce the project ...

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