Iconic actress, Patricia Neal, has died

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Knoxville friends mourn loss of iconic actress Patricia Neal

Barbara Aston-Wash, Betsy Pickle
Knoxville News

KNOXVILLE – Iconic Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal, who grew up in Knoxville, lost her battle with lung cancer at 11 a.m. Sunday at her Martha’s Vineyard home, surrounded by her family, according to Bud Albers, a close Knoxville family friend.

A memorial service for her will be held on Wednesday in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard.

…On only her second film, “The Fountainhead,” she was partnered with screen icon Gary Cooper. Their collaboration extended off-camera as well, in a relationship that had a great impact on Neal’s life.

Throughout the 1950s, Neal worked in films that were alternately classic or forgettable. Among the former were “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “A Face in the Crowd.”

By the 1960s, no longer in ingenue territory, she began to play older, more worldly women such as George Peppard’s lover in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” It was as Alma, the cynical housekeeper who keeps Paul Newman at bay in “Hud,” that she was nominated for and won her only Academy Award, as Best Actress…

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