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The Patricia Neal Story (1981)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 8 December 1981
A look at the profound challenges faced by actress Patricia Neal and her husband, writer Roald Dahl, after Neal suffered a severe stroke.

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(teleplay), (book)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Patricia Neal
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Roald Dahl
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Dr. Charles Canton
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Val Eaton
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Barry Farrell
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Herself
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Tessa Dahl
Robby Kiger ...
Theo Dahl (as Robbie Kiger)
Priscilla Morrill ...
Sarah
James Hayden ...
Martin Sheen
Angela Cheyne ...
Angela
Edward Bell ...
Dick Shepherd
Constance Chapman ...
Mrs. Bateman
Jessica Rains ...
Nurse Jean
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Rod
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A look at the profound challenges faced by actress Patricia Neal and her husband, writer Roald Dahl, after Neal suffered a severe stroke. Written by Volker Boehm and Determined Copy Editor

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Biography | Drama

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Also Known As:

An Act of Love: The Patricia Neal Story  »

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Slow recovery
8 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Twenty-two years after seeing this film, I suffered a stroke subsequent to brain surgery. after 3 1/2 years, even though my mobility is much improved, I still have paralysis in left hand and arm. Unfortunately Blue Cross Blue Shield only paid for rehabilitation for several months or I might have progressed more than I have. I am still hopeful for the 100% recovery which doctors told me I could "probably" expect back in 2003.

I have nothing but admiration for Patricia Neal & her fight for recovery. The progress I have made is the result of work and the support of loved ones and friends. Paralysis is baffling. Sometimes I feel like I'm grasping with my hand, I suppose in a phenomenon similar to an amputee who still feels the missing limb. Dale Hix


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