Monday, August 09, 2010

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL Actress Patricia Neal Dead At 84

Patricia Neal, the actress who won an Oscar for her role in 1963's HUD with Paul Newman has died of lung cancer at the age of 84. Two years ago the actress suffered from serious effects from a stroke and helped to found the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville for stroke victim recovery. She had to work very hard to learn how to walk and talk after that.

Patricia Neal was also memorable as the female lead frightened of Gort the robot in THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and in 1949's THE FOUNTAINHEAD.