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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
Left high school; joined the Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA, as understudy/assistant stage manager
Enrolled at Northwestern University to study drama
Joined Alvina Krause's theater company in Eagles Mere, PA
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
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
Went to Holllywood; signed 7-year contract with Warner Bros.
Made feature film acting debut, "John Loves Mary," actually released after "The Fountainhead"
Dropped by Warners; inked 3-picture deal with Fox
Returned to Broadway in revival of "The Children's Hour"
Began making TV appearances
Married Roald Dahl and became based in Great Britain
Returned to Broadway in "A Roomful Of Roses"
Replaced Barbara Bel Geddes in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway
Starred opposite Andy Griffith in "A Face in the Crowd"
Appeared in "The Miracle Worker" on Broadway
Kept George Peppard as her toy-boy in Blake Edwards' "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Delivered Oscar-winning turn as a weary housekeeper opposite Paul Newman in "Hud"
Suffered the first of a series of strokes four days into filming of John Ford's "7 Women"
Returned to features after strokes with Oscar-nominated starring role in "The Subject Was Roses"
Played Olivia Walton in "The Homecoming--A Christmas Story" (CBS)
Played Richard Thomas's mother in TV-movie remake of "All Quiet on the Western Front" (CBS)
Glenda Jackson portrayed Neal and Dirk Bogarde, Roald Dahl, in the CBS TV biopic "The Patricia Neal Story"
Published autobiography "As I Am" (written with Richard Deneut)
Portrayed Shelley Winter's sister in "An Unremarkable Life"
Performed the role of Peter's Grandmother in the Disney Channel miniseries "Heidi"
Appeared as interviewee in "Andy Griffith: Hollywood's Homespun Hero" for A&E's "Biography" series
Portrayed the octogenarian Cookie in Robert Altman's comedy "Cookie's Fortune"
Starred in the short film "For the Love of May"
Made final acting appearance opposite Billy Ray Cyrus and Heather Locklear in the drama, "Flying By"
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