Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal

American stage and film actress
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Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal (born Patsy Louise Neal; January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010) was an American actress of stage and screen. She was 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 the worn-out housekeeper Alma Brown in Hud (1963), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She featured as the matriarch in the television film The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971); her role as Olivia Walton was re-cast for the series it inspired, The Waltons.

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Full name at birth
Patricia Louise Neal
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Claim to fame
The Day the Earth Stood Still
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Date of birth
20 January 1926
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Place of birth
Packard, Kentucky
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Date of death
8 August 2010
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Place of death
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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Cause of death
Lung Cancer
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Resting place
Abbey of Regina Laudis
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Occupation
Actress
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Height
5' 8" (173 cm)
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Weight
115 lbs (52.2 kg)
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Distinctive feature
Deep Southern accent
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Shoe size
8
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Residence
Edgartown, Massachusetts, U.S.
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High school
Knoxville High School
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University
Northwestern University
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