Gender
Female
Born
Jan 20, 1926
Packard, Kentucky, USA
Died
Aug 08, 2010
Edgartown, Massachusetts, USA
Performer
Relations
Wife of
Roald Dahl (1953 - 1983) divorced
Comments
Biography: Patricia Neal was born Patsy Louise Neal on January 20, 1926 in Packard, Kentucky. She apprenticed at the Barter Theater in Virginia. She then studied drama at Northwestern University for two years before moving to New York. She became a member of the Actors Studio. She married British writer Roald Dahl, with whom she had her children Olivia, Tessa, Ophelia, Theo and Lucy.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Day the Earth Stood Still," "A Face in the Crowd," "In Harm's Way," "Ghost Story," "Hud," "The Fountainhead," "Cookie's Fortune," "The Hasty Heart," and "The Passage." Television credits include: "Little House on the Prairie," "Murder, She Wrote," "The Waltons," "Kung Fu," "The Untouchables," and "Movin' On."

Other Awards: Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Hud" in 1964. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2003. Received a star on the Walk of Fame in 2005.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on August 17, 2010.
The Miracle Worker (Oct 19, 1959 - Jul 01, 1961)
  • Performer: Patricia Neal [Kate Keller]
PlayDramaOriginal
A Roomful of Roses (Oct 17, 1955 - Dec 31, 1955)
  • Starring: Patricia Neal [Nancy Fallon]
PlayOriginal
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Mar 24, 1955 - Nov 17, 1956)
  • Starring: Patricia Neal
    • Margaret - Replacement (Mar 06, 1956 - Mar 25, 1956)
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The Children's Hour (Dec 18, 1952 - May 30, 1953)
  • Starring: Patricia Neal [Martha Dobie]
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Another Part of the Forest (Nov 20, 1946 - Apr 26, 1947)
  • Performer: Patricia Neal [Regina Hubbard]
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Tony Award®

Best Featured Actress in a Play

1947 | Winner  | Another Part of the Forest
Performer: Patricia Neal

Theatre World

Award

1947 | Recipient  | Another Part of the Forest
Performer: Patricia Neal

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