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Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal

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Also Known As: Died: August 8, 2010
Born: January 20, 1926 Cause of Death: Lung cancer
Birth Place: Packard, Kentucky, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Joined amateur theater group The Tennessee Valley Players
1942:
Left high school; joined the Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA, as understudy/assistant stage manager
1943:
Enrolled at Northwestern University to study drama
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Joined Alvina Krause's theater company in Eagles Mere, PA
1945:
Left university; went to NYC; understudied Vivian Vance in John van Druten's "The Voice of the Turtle"; replaced Vance for two weeks during play's Chicago run; adopted stage name Patricia Neal
1946:
Summer try-out in "Devil Takes a Whittler" led to New York stage debut, "Another Part of the Forest", on Broadway; also toured with show; won Tony Award
1947:
Went to Holllywood; signed 7-year contract with Warner Bros.
1948:
Made feature film acting debut, "John Loves Mary," actually released after "The Fountainhead"
1951:
Dropped by Warners; inked 3-picture deal with Fox
1952:
Returned to Broadway in revival of "The Children's Hour"
1952:
Began making TV appearances
1953:
Married Roald Dahl and became based in Great Britain
1955:
Returned to Broadway in "A Roomful Of Roses"
1956:
Replaced Barbara Bel Geddes in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway
1957:
Starred opposite Andy Griffith in "A Face in the Crowd"
1959:
Appeared in "The Miracle Worker" on Broadway
1961:
Kept George Peppard as her toy-boy in Blake Edwards' "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
1962:
Delivered Oscar-winning turn as a weary housekeeper opposite Paul Newman in "Hud"
1965:
Suffered the first of a series of strokes four days into filming of John Ford's "7 Women"
1968:
Returned to features after strokes with Oscar-nominated starring role in "The Subject Was Roses"
1971:
Played Olivia Walton in "The Homecoming--A Christmas Story" (CBS)
1979:
Played Richard Thomas's mother in TV-movie remake of "All Quiet on the Western Front" (CBS)
1981:
Glenda Jackson portrayed Neal and Dirk Bogarde, Roald Dahl, in the CBS TV biopic "The Patricia Neal Story"
1988:
Published autobiography "As I Am" (written with Richard Deneut)
1989:
Portrayed Shelley Winter's sister in "An Unremarkable Life"
1993:
Performed the role of Peter's Grandmother in the Disney Channel miniseries "Heidi"
1997:
Appeared as interviewee in "Andy Griffith: Hollywood's Homespun Hero" for A&E's "Biography" series
1999:
Portrayed the octogenarian Cookie in Robert Altman's comedy "Cookie's Fortune"
2000:
Starred in the short film "For the Love of May"
2009:
Made final acting appearance opposite Billy Ray Cyrus and Heather Locklear in the drama, "Flying By"

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