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Patricia Neal

Actress Patricia Neal

Profession: Actress

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: 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 middle-aged housekeeper Alma Brown in "Hud" (1963), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Born: January 20, 1926
Birthplace: Packard, Kentucky, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: August 8, 2010 (aged 84)
Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Married Life

  • 1953-07-02 Children's author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

Historical Events

  • 1964-04-13 36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones" (Best Film), Patricia Neal (Hud) and Sidney Poitier (Lilies Of The Field) win; Poitier first Black actor in a leading role to win a competitive Oscar

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