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Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal


Birthdate: January 20, 1926

Deathdate: August 8, 2010

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Patricia Neal (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010) was an American actress of stage and screen. She was best known for her roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), wealthy matron Emily Eustace Failenson in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), and middle-aged housekeeper Alma Brown in Hud (1963), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Ac... ...detailed bio

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Flying By (2009)

A real estate developer goes to his 25th high school reunion without his wife, and finds his old teenage band playing. They get him up on stage for a couple of songs, and convince him come to a rehearsal. His wife is outraged that he played. His daughter thinks it's kind of cool. His mother, in a...
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Bright Leaves (2004)

Bright Leaves is a 2003 documentary film by independent filmmaker Ross McElwee about the association his family had with the tobacco industry. Bright Leaf is the name of a strain of tobacco. It was also the name of a 1949 novel and 1950 feature film about a struggle between two tobacco barons. (P...
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Broadway: The Golden Age (2003)

Broadway: The Golden Age is a 2003 documentary film by Rick McKay, telling the story of the "golden age" of Broadway by the oral history of the legendary actors of the 40s and 50s, incorporating rare lost footage of actual performances and never-before-seen personal home movies and photos.
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Cookie's Fortune (1999)

When a small Mississippi town's wealthy dowager Jewel-Mae "Cookie" Orcutt (Neal) tires of her widowed life, she decides to take one of her late-husband Buck's pistols from the gun cabinet and kill herself. She is discovered by her pretentious playwright niece, Camille (Close), and Camille's ecce...
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Heidi (1993)

An orphan (Noley Thornton) lives with her grandfather (Jason Robards) in the Swiss Alps, then goes to live with a well-to-do family in Frankfurt.
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Ghost Story (1981)

The plot is taken from the novel of the same name by Straub, but greatly changes and simplifies it. In a small New England town, four elderly friends form what they call the Chowder Society, an informal club where they regale each other with scary stories. Membership in the club, in fact, require...
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The Patricia Neal Story (1981)

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The Passage (1979)

During World War II, a Basque farmer (Quinn) is asked by the French resistance to help a fleeing scientist (Mason) and his family escape across the Pyrenees Mountains to safety in neutral Spain. On his trail are a group of Germans, led by a sadistic Nazi officer (McDowell).
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)

The film follows Paul Baumer, who during World War I enlists in the Imperial German Army with many of his high school friends, after being indoctrinated by their teacher (Donald Pleasence) as to the glory and superiority of German culture. After surviving training camp under the brutal Corporal H...
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The Night Digger (1971)

The Night Digger is a 1971 British thriller film that was based on the novel Nest in a Fallen Tree by Joy Cowley. It was adapted by Roald Dahl and starred his wife Patricia Neal. The Night Digger was the American title; it was originally released in the United Kingdom as The Road Builder.
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The Subject Was Roses (1968)

Returning to his Bronx home following World War II, Timmy Cleary discovers his middle class parents have drifted apart and constantly quarrel at the least provocation. Once closer to his mother Nettie, the young veteran finds himself bonding with his salesman father John, but he tries to remain n...
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In Harm's Way (1965)

John Wayne stars as U.S. Navy Captain Rockwell "Rock" Torrey, a divorced "second generation Navy" son of a career Chief Petty Officer. A Naval Academy graduate and career officer, Torrey is removed from command of his heavy cruiser for "throwing away the book" when pursuing the enemy and then bei...
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Hud (1963)

Hud Bannon (Paul Newman) is an ambitious, brash, callous and self-centered man whose life fits him like a cheap suit. He has few interests other than enjoying himself and avoiding responsibility. His life is limited to drinking, brawling in bars, joyriding in his sporty pink Cadillac, and sleepin...
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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

One early morning, a yellow taxi pulls up at Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and elegantly dressed Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) emerges. Standing outside the shop window looking into the windows, she nibbles on pastry and drinks coffee she brought with her, then strolls home t...
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A Face in the Crowd (1957)

In late 1950s America, a drunken drifter, Larry Rhodes (Andy Griffith), is plucked out of a rural Arkansas jail by Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal) to sing on a radio show at station KGRK. His raw voice, folksy humor and personal charm bring about a strong local following, and he lands a televisio...
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The Stranger from Venus (1954)

Stranger from Venus (also known as Immediate Disaster and The Venusian) is a 1954 science fiction film directed by Burt Balaban and starring Patricia Neal and Helmut Dantine.
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Diplomatic Courier (1952)

Mike Kells is assigned by the State Department to fly to Salzburg and meet his old friend Sam Carew, who will pass a top-secret document to him. A passenger on the plane, Joan Ross, takes a liking to Mike and expresses a desire to see him again. Carew ignores him because he is apparently being t...
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Operation Pacific (1951)

The executive officer aboard USS Thunderfish, Lieutenant Commander Duke Gifford (Wayne), assumes command of the boat when the skipper (Ward Bond) is killed. A scene where the crew solves a complex torpedo performance-design problem is based on fact, as are many others. The scene where Commander P...
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

An extraterrestrial flying saucer is tracked by radar flying at high altitude around the Earth until it lands on the President's Park Ellipse in Washington, D.C. The military quickly encircles the spaceship. An alien figure, Klaatu (Michael Rennie), emerges from the ship, announcing that he has c...
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Bright Leaf (1950)

In 1894, poor but arrogant Brant Royle (Gary Cooper) returns to his hometown of Kingsmont, North Carolina, to settle his recently deceased uncle's estate. Years before, he had been driven out by powerful tobacco plantation owner Major Singleton (Donald Crisp) for daring to fall in love with Singl...