Patricia Neal

Highest Rated: 100% The Subject Was Roses (1968)
Lowest Rated: 39% Ghost Story (1981)
Birthday: Jan 20, 1926
Birthplace: Not Available
A leading lady of American plays and film, Neal studied drama in college and worked as a model before debuting on Broadway in The Voice of the Turtle (1946). Her performance in the play Another Part of the Forest got the attention of Hollywood, and she made her screen debut in the light farce John Loves Mary (1949); that same year she was impressive in The Fountainhead opposite Gary Cooper, whom she later said was the great love of her life. After marrying British writer Roald Dahl in 1953 she disappeared from the screen for several years, returning in 1957's A Face in the Crowd, after which she was more selective in choosing her film roles. For her performance in Hud (1963) she won the Best Actress Oscar. In 1965 she suffered a massive series of strokes that left her confined to a wheelchair, semi-paralyzed and nearly unable to speak; she made a remarkable recovery over several years, returning to the screen in The Subject Was Roses (1968), for which she received another Best Actress Oscar nomination. Also in 1968, she was presented by President Johnson with the "Heart of the Year" Award. Neal underwent two other tragedies in her life: as a baby, one of her children was hit by a cab and underwent eight brain operations, and another died of measles at age 13. Later in life, after divorcing Dahl, she underwent a much-publicized conversion to Christianity and published an autobiography, As I Am. Neal died at age 84 in the summer of 2010.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen Actor 2013
No Score Yet Hay que matar a B. Actor 2013
No Score Yet Flying By Margie 2009
83% Broadway: The Golden Age Actor 2004
No Score Yet From Russia To Hollywood Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Face: Jesus In Art Narrator 2001
No Score Yet From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff Actor 1999
86% Cookie's Fortune Jewel Mae `Cookie' Orcutt 1999
No Score Yet Caroline? Headmistress 1999
No Score Yet Heidi Grandmother 1993
No Score Yet A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story Antonia Morgan 1992
No Score Yet An Unremarkable Life Frances McEllany 1989
No Score Yet Shattered Vows Sister Carmelita 1984
No Score Yet Love Leads the Way Mrs. Frank 1984
39% Ghost Story Stella 1981
No Score Yet The Passage Ariel Bergson 1979
No Score Yet All Quiet on the Western Front Paul's Mother 1979
No Score Yet The Bastard Marie Charboneau 1978
No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story Mrs. Gehrig 1978
No Score Yet Widows' Nest Lupe 1977
No Score Yet Eric Lois Swensen 1975
No Score Yet Baxter! Actor 1973
No Score Yet Run, Stranger, Run Cara 1973
No Score Yet The Homecoming: A Christmas Story Olivia 1971
No Score Yet The Night Digger (The Road Builder) Maura Prince 1971
100% The Subject Was Roses Nettie Cleary 1968
40% In Harm's Way Lt. Maggie Haynes 1965
No Score Yet Psyche 59 Allison Crawford 1964
85% Hud Alma Brown 1963
88% Breakfast at Tiffany's `2E' 1961
93% A Face in the Crowd Marcia Jeffries 1957
No Score Yet Stranger from Venus Susan North 1954
No Score Yet An Inspector Calls First Maid 1954
No Score Yet Something for the Birds Anne Richards 1952
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal) Alice Kingsley 1952
No Score Yet Diplomatic Courier Joan Ross 1952
No Score Yet Week-End with Father Jean Bowen 1951
No Score Yet Operation Pacific Lt. Mary Stuart 1951
94% The Day the Earth Stood Still Helen Benson 1951
No Score Yet Three Secrets Phyllis Horn 1950
100% The Breaking Point Leona Charles 1950
No Score Yet Bright Leaf Margaret Jane Singleton 1950
No Score Yet It's a Great Feeling Herself 1949
No Score Yet The Hasty Heart Sister Parker 1949
83% The Fountainhead Dominique Francon 1949
No Score Yet John Loves Mary Mary McKinley 1949


No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Milena Maryska
  • 1990
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
Voice Julia Sanderson
  • 1975
No Score Yet Kung Fu
  • 1974