Monday, August 9, 2010

Strong Women - Patricia Neal

This week Patricia Neal dies at 84.
Oscar won at 37.
Series of strokes at 39.
Daughter died of measles at 7years old.
Nominated for Emmy nominations.
Survived a divorce after 30 years of marriage.
Yet she persevered and was instrumental in starting The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center for those that had suffered strokes and spinal cord/brain injuries in Knoxville.
Quote:  I don't lie down.....I'm fighting all the way.

The August Break


Laurie said...

I loved Patricia Neal, one of my favorite old time actresses. I wasn't aware she had passed.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

So smart, beautiful, strong. Her voice alone made me want to be her!

Funny, I've not though of her for years, but you've given me a wonderful reminder of her qualities!

Kate said...

Loved her! One of my favorite of that generation.

Kate said...

Loved her! One of my favorite of that generation.

Anonymous said...

And grandmother to Sophie Dahl, what a brave woman.

Linens and Royals said...

I loved Patricia Neal and think she was very badly treated by Roald Dahl. No news of her death here, thank you for letting me know of it.

parTea lady said...

I always enjoyed her acting. She was definitely a strong women to to through all that heartache and come out ahead.

Angela McRae said...

I always liked her and am glad to see her get a kind tribute here!

Annie said...

Remarkable woman. I always liked her and remember her most clearly in the movie, "The Fountainhead".