Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal

  • Highest Rated: 100% Heidi (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 37% 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

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
100% 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
37% Ghost Story Stella 1981
No Score Yet The Passage Ariel Bergson 1979
100% 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
42% In Harm's Way Lt. Maggie Haynes 1965
No Score Yet Psyche 59 Allison Crawford 1964
82% Hud Alma Brown 1963
88% Breakfast at Tiffany's `2E' 1961
90% 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
95% 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

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Milena Maryska
  • 1990
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Voice Julia Sanderson
  • 1975
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Sara
  • 1974

QUOTES FROM Patricia Neal CHARACTERS

Jewel Mae "Cookie" Orcutt
Here I come, Buck. I'm going to be in a golden boat with golden wings.
Alma Brown
Hud Bannon: You're half native already. I've never seen you in a pair of shoes since you have work here. Alma Brown: I wore'em once. I think to get married in. White satin pumps. I don't have'em anymore or the man
Hud Bannon
Hud Bannon: You're half native already. I've never seen you in a pair of shoes since you have work here.
Alma Brown
I wore'em once. I think to get married in. White satin pumps. I don't have'em anymore or the man.
Alma Brown
Hud Bannon: Man like that sounds no better than a heel. Alma Brown: Aren't you all? Hud Bannon: Honey don't go shooting all the dogs 'cause one of 'em's got fleas. Alma Brown: I was married to Ed for six years. Only thing he was ever good for was to scratch my back where I couldn't reach it. Hud Bannon: You still got that itch? Alma Brown: Off and on. Hud Bannon: Well let me know when it gets to bothering you.
Hud Bannon
Hud Bannon: Man like that sounds no better than a heel.
Alma Brown
Aren't you all?
Hud Bannon
Honey don't go shooting all the dogs 'cause one of 'em's got fleas.
Alma Brown
I was married to Ed for six years. Only thing he was ever good for was to scratch my back where I couldn't reach it.
Hud Bannon
You still got that itch?
Alma Brown
Off and on.
Hud Bannon
Well let me know when it gets to bothering you.
Helen Benson
Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!