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Patricia Neal (I) (1926–2010)

Patricia Neal, the Oscar- and Tony Award-winning actress, was born Patricia Louise Neal in Packard, Kentucky. Her father managed a coal mine and her mother was the daughter of the town doctor. She grew up in Knoxville, where she attended high school. She was first bit by the acting bug at the age of 10, after attending an evening of monologues at a... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 1993 Heidi (TV Movie)
 1990 Caroline? (TV Movie)
Miss Trollope
 1984 Shattered Vows (TV Movie)
Sister Carmelita
 1984 Love Leads the Way: A True Story (TV Movie)
Mrs. Frank
 1984 Glitter (TV Series)
Madame Lil
- Pilot (1984) ... Madame Lil
 1979 All Quiet on the Western Front (TV Movie)
Paul's Mother
 1978 The Bastard (TV Movie)
Marie Charboneau
 1978 A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gehrig
 1977 Tail Gunner Joe (TV Movie)
Sen. Margaret Chase Smith
 1976 The American Woman: Portraits of Courage (TV Movie)
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series)
- Prosperity #1 (1975) ... Maddie
 1975 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Julia Sanderson
- Remember Me: Part 2 (1975) ... Julia Sanderson (voice)
- Remember Me: Part 1 (1975) ... Julia Sanderson
 1975 Eric (TV Movie)
Lois Swensen
 1974 Things in Their Season (TV Movie)
Peg Gerlach
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Ellen Alexander
- Time of Terror (1972) ... Ellen Alexander
 1971 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Olivia Walton
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
- The Weakling (1963) ... Jeanne
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Louise Chapelle
- My Enemy Is a Bright Green Sparrow (1963) ... Dr. Louise Chapelle
 1962 Zero One (TV Series)
- Return Trip (1962) ... Margo
 1962 Winter Journey (TV Movie)
Georgie Elgin, Frank's wife
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Maggie Storm
- The Maggie Storm Story (1962) ... Maggie Storm
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Fran Davis
- The Yacht-Club Gang (1962) ... Fran Davis
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Beebee Fenstermaker
- Drama '62: The Days and Nights of Beebee (1962) ... Beebee Fenstermaker
 1961 Special for Women: Mother and Daughter (TV Movie)
Ruth Evans
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mistress (in 'The Stronger') / Grace Wilson
- Strindberg on Love (1960) ... Mistress (in 'The Stronger')
- The Magic and the Loss ... Grace Wilson
 1960 Strindberg on Love (TV Movie)
The Mistress (segment "The Stronger")
 1959 Clash by Night (TV Movie)
Mae Wilenski
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Kate Merlin
- London-New York (1959) ... Kate Merlin
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
Mrs. Conrad
- The Silent Night (1958) ... Mrs. Conrad
 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Julia Cavendish
- The Royal Family of Broadway (1958) ... Julia Cavendish
 1954-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Caroline Mann / Miriam Leslie
- Tide of Corruption (1958) ... Caroline Mann
- A Handful of Diamonds (1954) ... Miriam Leslie
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Rena Menken / Margaret Flood
- The Gentleman from Seventh Avenue (1958) ... Rena Menken
- The Playroom (1957) ... Margaret Flood
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Paula Elgin
- Someone Is After Me (1958) ... Paula Elgin
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
- Salome (1955) ... Herodias
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Spring Reunion (1954)
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Guested on the daytime program "Zap" as chairwoman of ASK (Adoption for Special Kids). See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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[on John Wayne] I adored John Wayne. We got along fabulously! The first time we worked together, I didn't like him at all; but in Honolulu he was a much happier man. See more »


She has a grandchild from daughter, Ophelia Dahl, and Ophelia's partner, Lisa Frantzis. See more »

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