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Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007
Birth name Patsy Louise Neal
Born January 20, 1926 (1926-01-20) (age 81)
Flag of United States Packard, Kentucky, US
Spouse(s) Roald Dahl (1953-1983)
Notable roles Alma Brown
in Hud (1963)
Maggie Haynes
in In Harm's Way (1965)
Nettie Cleary
in The Subject Was Roses (1968)
Academy Awards
Best Actress
1963 Hud
BAFTA Awards
Best Actress
1963 Hud
1965 In Harm's Way
Golden Globe Awards
Best TV Actress - Drama Series
1972 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
Tony Awards
Best Featured Actress in a Play
1947 Another Part of the Forest

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Biography

Born Patsy Louise Neal, Patricia Neal grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. She studied drama at Northwestern University, before moving to New York, where, after only a few months, she got her first job (an understudy in the Broadway production of The Voice of the Turtle). Soon, though, she appeared in Another Part of the Forest (1946), winning a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Play. In 1949, she made her film debut in John Loves Mary. Nickname: Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee. ... Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... The Voice of the Turtle is a 1947 film directed by Irving Rapper, based on the 1943 play of the same name by John Van Druten. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ...


Her appearance the same year in The Fountainhead coincided with her on-going affair with her married co-star, Gary Cooper, whom she had met two years earlier, when he was 46 and she was 21. By 1950, Cooper's wife, Veronica, had found out about the relationship and sent Neal a telegram demanding they end it. Neal became pregnant by Cooper, but he persuaded her to have an abortion[1] which made her feel guilty for many years. The affair ended, but not before Cooper's daughter, Maria (now Maria Cooper Janis, born 1937), spat at her in public. Years after Cooper's death, Maria and her mother Veronica reconciled with Patricia Neal. The Fountainhead is a film made in 1949 based on the book of the same name by Ayn Rand. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... Telegraphy (from the Greek words tele = far away and grapho = write) is the long distance transmission of written messages without physical transport of letters, originally over wire. ...


Neal met British writer Roald Dahl at a dinner party hosted by Lillian Hellman in 1951. They married on July 2, 1953, at Trinity Church in New York. The marriage produced five children: Olivia Twenty (April 20, 1955 - November 17, 1962), who died of measles encephalitis, Chantal Tessa Sophia, Theo Matthew (b. 1960), Ophelia Magdalena, and Lucy Neal (b. 1965). Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a Welsh novelist, short story author and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage, famous as a writer for both children and adults. ... Lillian Florence Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was a successful American playwright, linked throughout her life with many left-wing causes. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Trinity Church is a common name for churches of many Christian denominations, especially in the Anglican Communion. ... NY redirects here. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chantal Sophia Tessa Dahl (born 11 April 1957) is a British author. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Ophelia Magdalena Dahl (born May 12, 1964) is a social justice and health care advocate. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


By 1952, Neal had starred in The Breaking Point, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Operation Pacific (the last with John Wayne). She suffered a nervous breakdown around that time, following the end of her relationship with Cooper, and left Hollywood for New York, where she returned to Broadway in a revival of The Children's Hour, in 1952. (She also acted in A Roomful of Roses in 1955, and as the mother in The Miracle Worker in 1959.) The Breaking Point is the second film adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel To Have and Have Not. ... The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 science fiction film that tells the story of a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to warn its leaders not to take their conflicts into space, or they will face lethal consequences. ... Operation Pacific is a 1951 submarine film starring John Wayne and directed by George Waggner. ... John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979) was an iconic, Academy Award-winning, American film actor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Childrens Hour could refer to several things. ... The Miracle Worker is a play by William Gibson based upon Helen Kellers autobiography, The Story of My Life. ...


In films, she starred in A Face in the Crowd (1957) and co-starred in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). In 1961 and 1962 she suffered the death of one child and a grievous injury to another. Her daughter Olivia died from measles and her son Theo's carriage was hit by a taxi when he was just four months old. A Face in the Crowd (1957) is an epic motion picture starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1963, Neal won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Hud, co-starring Paul Newman. Two years later, she was reunited with John Wayne in Otto Preminger's In Harm's Way. The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... 1963 film Hud with Paul Newman Hud is a 1963 film which tells the story of a modern-day cowboy who conflicts with his father over the best way to keep their ranch from dying. ... In Harms Way is a 1965 film, produced and directed by Otto Preminger and distributed by Paramount Pictures. ...


Later in 1965, Neal suffered three burst cerebral aneurysms while pregnant, and was in a coma for three weeks. Dahl directed her rehabilitation and she subsequently relearned to walk and talk ("I think I'm just stubborn, that's all"). On August 4, 1965, she gave birth to a healthy daughter, Lucy. A cerebral or brain aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a localized dilation or ballooning of the blood vessel. ... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


Neal was offered the role of "Mrs. Robinson" in The Graduate (1967), but turned it down, feeling it had come too soon after her strokes. She returned to the big screen in The Subject Was Roses (1968), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. For the American rock band, see The Graduate (band). ... The Subject Was Roses is a 1968 film which tells the story of a young soldier who comes home to find that his parents marriage is on the verge of collapse. ...


She later starred as Olivia Walton in the television movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971), which was the pilot episode for The Waltons. Although she won a Golden Globe for her performance, she was not invited to reprise the role in the television series; the part went to Michael Learned. Neal played a dying widowed mother trying to find a home for her three children in a moving 1975 episode of NBC's Little House on the Prairie. Cover art for the DVD release of The Waltons first season. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Michael Learned (born on April 9, 1938 in Washington, D.C., but lived on a farm with her 5 sisters for the first 10 years of her life) is an American actress, best known for her role as Olivia Walton on The Waltons, which she played from 1972 to 1979. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Little House on the Prairie is a childrens book by Laura Ingalls Wilder that was published in 1935. ...


In 1978, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville dedicated the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center in her honor. The center serves as part of Neal's paralysis victim advocacy. She has appeared in center advertisements throughout 2006.


In 1981, Glenda Jackson played her in a television movie, The Patricia Neal Story which co-starred Dirk Bogarde as Roald Dahl. Neal and Dahl's stormy 30-year marriage finally ended in divorce in November 1983 after Dahl's affair with Neal's then-best friend, Felicity Crosland. In 1988 Neal published an autobiography, As I Am. Glenda Jackson Glenda May Jackson, CBE, (born 9 May 1936) is a two-time Academy Award-winning British actress and politician, currently Labour Member of Parliament for the constituency of Hampstead and Highgate in the London Borough of Camden. ... Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde (28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999), better known by his stage name Dirk Bogarde, was an actor and author. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ...


In 2007, Neal received one of two annually-presented Lifetime Achievement Awards at the SunDeis Film Festival in Waltham, Massachusetts. (Academy Award nominee Roy Scheider was the recipient of the other.) Roy Richard Scheider (born November 10, 1932) is an American actor. ...


She lives in New York City, and owns a house on Martha's Vineyard. She is a frequent speaker at Pro-LifePro-Life meetings and rallies, discussing her conviction that her own abortion was a mistake and the emotional pain it brought her. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Map of Marthas Vineyard. ... Issues of discussion Pro-life is a term representing a variety of perspectives and activist movements in bioethics. ... Issues of discussion Pro-life is a term representing a variety of perspectives and activist movements in bioethics. ...


Filmography

Awards
Preceded by
None
Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
1947
for Another Part of the Forrest
Succeeded by
Shirley Booth
for Goodbye, Mr Fancy
Preceded by
Anne Bancroft
for The Miracle Worker
Academy Award for Best Actress
1963
for Hud
Succeeded by
Julie Andrews
for Mary Poppins
Preceded by
Anne Bancroft
for The Miracle Worker
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
1963
for Hud
Succeeded by
Anne Bancroft
for The Pumpkin Eater
Preceded by
Anne Bancroft
for The Pumpkin Eater
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
1965
for In Harm's Way
Succeeded by
Jeanne Moreau
for Viva Maria!

The Fountainhead is a film made in 1949 based on the book of the same name by Ayn Rand. ... Its a Great Feeling is a 1947 comedy film made by Warner Brothers Studios. ... The Hasty Heart is a 1949 melodramatic film which tells the story of a group of wounded Allied soldiers during World War II who rally around a surly, unappreciative Scotsman when they find out he is dying. ... Bright Leaf is a 1949 novel written by Foster Fitzsimmons, which was adapted into a 1950 film by Henry Koster and starring Gary Cooper and Lauren Bacall. ... The Breaking Point is the second film adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel To Have and Have Not. ... Operation Pacific is a 1951 submarine film starring John Wayne and directed by George Waggner. ... Raton Pass (7834 feet) is a mountain pass along the Colorado-New Mexico border in the United States. ... The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 science fiction film that tells the story of a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to warn its leaders not to take their conflicts into space, or they will face lethal consequences. ... A Face in the Crowd (1957) is an epic motion picture starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 1963 film Hud with Paul Newman Hud is a 1963 film which tells the story of a modern-day cowboy who conflicts with his father over the best way to keep their ranch from dying. ... In Harms Way is a 1965 film, produced and directed by Otto Preminger and distributed by Paramount Pictures. ... The Subject Was Roses is a 1968 film which tells the story of a young soldier who comes home to find that his parents marriage is on the verge of collapse. ... Bright Leaves is a documentary by independent film-maker Ross McElwee about the association his family had in the past with the Tobacco industry. ... A Tony Award for the Best Performance by a Featured Actress has been awarded since 1947. ... Shirley Booth (August 30, 1898 – October 16, 1992) was an acclaimed American actress. ... Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an iconic Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... The Miracle Worker is a play by William Gibson based upon Helen Kellers autobiography, The Story of My Life. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... 1963 film Hud with Paul Newman Hud is a 1963 film which tells the story of a modern-day cowboy who conflicts with his father over the best way to keep their ranch from dying. ... Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is a BAFTA, Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ... For the 2004 stage musical, see Mary Poppins (musical) Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical film produced by Walt Disney, based on the Mary Poppins series of childrens books written by P. L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shepard. ... Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an iconic Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... The Miracle Worker is a play by William Gibson based upon Helen Kellers autobiography, The Story of My Life. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actresses of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... 1963 film Hud with Paul Newman Hud is a 1963 film which tells the story of a modern-day cowboy who conflicts with his father over the best way to keep their ranch from dying. ... Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an iconic Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... The Pumpkin Eater is a 1964 film which tells the story of a multiply-married woman, with many children, who finds herself with husband number three and pregnant with child number seven, unsure of where her life is taking her. ... Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an iconic Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... The Pumpkin Eater is a 1964 film which tells the story of a multiply-married woman, with many children, who finds herself with husband number three and pregnant with child number seven, unsure of where her life is taking her. ... In Harms Way is a 1965 film, produced and directed by Otto Preminger and distributed by Paramount Pictures. ... Jeanne Moreau (born 23 January 1928 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ... Viva Maria! is a 1965 comedy-adventure film staring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau both named Maria who meet and become revolutionaries. ...

Television work

  • Strindberg on Love (1960)
  • Special for Women: Mother and Daughter (1961)
  • The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
  • Things in Their Season (1974)
  • Eric (1975)
  • Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
  • A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1978)
  • The Bastard (1978) (miniseries)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
  • The Patricia Neal Story (1981) (cameo)
  • Love Leads the Way: A True Story (1984)
  • Glitter (1984) (pilot for series)
  • Shattered Vows (1984)
  • Caroline? (1990)
  • A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story (1992)
  • Heidi (1993)

All Quiet on the Western Front is the name of two films based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel All Quiet on the Western Front, one a cinematic treatment directed by Lewis Milestone, the other a television film directed by Delbert Mann. ... For the German supermodel, see Heidi Klum. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life

References

  • Shearer, Stephen Michael (2006). Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-2391-7. 

External links

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NAME Neal, Patricia
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Neal, Patsy Louise
SHORT DESCRIPTION actress
DATE OF BIRTH January 20, 1926
PLACE OF BIRTH Packard, Kentucky, US
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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