Patricia Neal dies at 84

Aug 09, 2010 by Ian Evans

Oscar®-winning actress Patricia Neal has died at the age of 84. She won an Oscar for her role in 1963’s Hud opposite Paul Newman.

In a statement the family said that, “She faced her final illness as she had all of the many trials she endured: with indomitable grace, good humor, and a great deal of her self-described stubbornness.”

Neal was married to the writer Roald Dahl for 30 years and was hit by tragedy several times. Their son died at four months old after being hit by a taxi. Their oldest daughter died at age seven from measles and during her fifth pregnancy, Patricia suffered three strokes. Her marriage to Dahl ended when he had an affair with one of her friends.