Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal was an American actress of the late 40's - early 60's, of the Hollywood Golden Age. She won one Oscar, one Tony Award, and two BAFTAs, and was nominated for a Golden Globe and another Oscar Award for Best Actress.

Full Name Patsy Louise "Patricia" Neal
Who actress
Birth Date January 20, 1926
Death Date August 8, 2010
Country United States
Born Williamsburg, Kentucky, USA
Died Edgartown, Massachusetts, USA
Cause of Death lung cancer
Education Northwestern University
Father William Burdette
Mother Eura Petrey Neal
Spouse Roald Dahl

Tessa Dahl

Ophelia Dahl

Lucy Dahl

Theo Dahl

Olivia Twenty Dahl

Siblings -


Neal had an affair with married co-star Gary Cooper from 1949 - 1952.

Neal was married to Roald Dahl from 1953 - 1983.

Neal co-starred with Ronald Reagan in the 1949 film The Hasty Heart.

Kirk Douglas attempted to seduce Neal around 1951, prompting a jealous Cooper to slap her.

Neal met future husband Dahl at a dinner party hosted by Lillian Hellman.

Earl Hamner, the creator of the TV series The Waltons, had chosen Neal as his first choice to play Olivia Walton in 1971, but feared that her fragile health would prevent her from being able to handle the strain of a long-running show. Actress Michael Learned was eventually chosen instead.

Neal is the grandmother of writer and model Sophie Dahl.

Neal was a long-time friend of actress Dolores Hart, who was prioress at the Catholic Abbey were Neal is buried.


Williamsburg, Kentucky, USA - Born here, 1926.

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - Grew up here, approximately 1930 - 1943.

Chicago, Illinois, USA - Attended university here, 1943 - 1946.

New York, New York, USA - Lived here, 1946 - 1949, and 1952 - approximately 1955.

Los Angeles, California, USA - Lived here, 1949 - 1952.

London, England, UK - Was often here.

Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - Traveled here, 2007.

Houston, Texas, USA - Traveled here, 2009.

Edgartown, Massachusetts, USA - Lived here. Died here, 2010.

Lists - Vintage Beauties

How Added - Through husband Roald Dahl

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