Monday, August 09, 2010
RIP Patricia Neal
Her most memorable role was probably in The Day the Earth Stood Still but she also won an Oscar for her role in Hud. Married for 20 years to fascinating literary genius Roald Dahl, Patricia Neal led a somewhat unglamorous life, herself and her children plagued with health problems. Soon after winning her Oscar, she had three strokes which left her semi-paralyzed and unable to speak for a while. She overcame these problems however, and lived a long life, dying yesterday from lung cancer at the ripe old age of 84.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Wise, 1951)
The Fountainhead (Vidor, 1949)
Hud (Ritt, 1963)
Cookie's Fortune (Altman, 1999)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Edwards, 1961)