( b. Jan 20, 1926 Packard, Kentucky, USA - d. Aug 08, 2010 Edgartown, Massachusetts, USA ) Female
Patricia Neal, the glamorous yet earthy star whose Hollywood career was highlighted by an Oscar-winning turn in "Hud", died at her home in Edgartown, MA, Aug. 8. She was 84.
Ms. Neal, the daughter of a coal mine manager in Kentucky, rose to stardom before she could vote, making her Broadway debut as Regina Hubbard in Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest in 1949. After many appearances on screen she returned to Broadway and the work of Hellman, starring in a revival of The Children's Hour in 1952. Neal married children's author Roald Dahl in 1953 and stayed together for 30 years. In 1955 she starred on Broadway in A Roomful of Roses and played Kate Keller in The Miracle Worker in 1959.