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Patricia Neal

Highest Rated:   100% The Subject Was Roses (1968)
Lowest Rated:   35% Ghost Story (1981)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 An Unremarkable Life
  • Frances McEllany
1989
No Score Yet Shattered Vows
  • Sister Carmelita
1984
No Score Yet Love Leads the Way
  • Mrs. Frank
1984
35% 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
84% Hud
  • Alma Brown
1963
88% Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • `2E'
1961
92% 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
No Score Yet 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Voice
  • Julia Sanderson
  • 1975

Quotes from Patricia Neal's Characters