“Forgotten Hollywood”- Great Character Actress Dies…

Posted on August 9, 2010 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   One of the most talented character actors that Hollywood has ever produced has died. Patricia Neal was an Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe winning performer of the stage and screen.Neal-Face-still

   Her substantial film credits include The Fountainhead, Operation Pacific, The Day the Earth Stood Still, In Harm’s Way, A Face in the CrowdThe Subject Was Roses, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and her Academy Award-winning performance in Hud.

  She was also known as an extreme survivor, after living a full active life despite suffering three strokes in 1965. The situation left her in a coma for almost four weeks, yet she came back to have a fine acting career. The only real setback from the strokes was she had to turn down the part of Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate, since she had not fully recovered.   PATRICIA NEAL / ANDY GRIFFITH

      The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center that concentrates on helping people recover from strokes and spinal cord and brain injuries is named for her in Knoxville, where she grew up. This fine actress also became a noted pro-life advocate.

   Neal’s real art was to under-play her parts, which offered compelling quiet performances on screen. On television, she was the initial Mother Walton in the pilot episode of The Waltons. Again, she bowed out of the idea of playing on episodic television due to concerns about her health once the show was picked up.

   Patricia Neal lived a full 84 years when she died on Sunday.

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   I’m happy to include a 29th public library. Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is now at the Warsaw, Indiana branch. Middle-America has really embraced my book, with libraries all over Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky and now Indiana in the mix.

   Warsaw is known as the Orthopedic Capital of the World. The first orthopedic device was manufactured there in 1895. It’s a small community in the northern part of the state.

   Large or small, all libraries are welcomed to the fold.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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