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Oscar-winner actress Patricia Neal dies at age 84
AP ^ | Aug. 8, 2010

Posted on 08/08/2010 9:08:41 PM PDT by PROCON

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I remember her fondly.
1 posted on 08/08/2010 9:08:43 PM PDT by PROCON
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2 posted on 08/08/2010 9:14:17 PM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 35, Let's see how long it lasts!)
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To: PROCON
Fountainhead


3 posted on 08/08/2010 9:14:35 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: PROCON

She was an amazing woman. I admire her strength. May she rest in peace. Prayers for her loved ones.


4 posted on 08/08/2010 9:17:16 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: PROCON

Patricia Neal played John-Boy Walton’s mom in the Waltons pilot movie “The Homecoming”. Yes, Richard Thomas was John-Boy.


5 posted on 08/08/2010 9:17:29 PM PDT by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: PROCON

May God hold her in the palm of His hand.

I loved her as an actress-—Jeeze, I hope she wasn’t a liberal. I remember her in “The Fountainhead”. (there aren’t many more actresses and actors I can stand finding out are liberal.....I boycott them when I find out they are enemies of this country while being the recipients of its benefits!)

Mark my words, hollywood will do a remake of it soon and probably re-write it and star an imbecile in it.


6 posted on 08/08/2010 9:18:22 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: PROCON

“In Harm’s Way” as Lt. Maggie Haynes with John Wayne... good movie.


7 posted on 08/08/2010 9:19:39 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa
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To: PROCON
Operation Pacific


8 posted on 08/08/2010 9:20:43 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: PROCON

Maggie say hello to the Rock for me. Rest in Peace Ms Neal.
9 posted on 08/08/2010 9:21:45 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: PROCON

The Day the Earth Stood Still

One of the best classic science fictions!!


10 posted on 08/08/2010 9:22:54 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: PROCON

“I remember her fondly.”

As do I. I remember most her valiant fight against paralysis from her first and major stroke. That was one gutsy woman. May G-D receive her into glory.


11 posted on 08/08/2010 9:25:10 PM PDT by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: dragnet2


12 posted on 08/08/2010 9:26:09 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: getarope
Patricia Neal played John-Boy Walton’s mom in the Waltons pilot movie “The Homecoming”. Yes, Richard Thomas was John-Boy.

She played in mother again in the surprisingly good made-for-TV All Quiet On The Western Front -- the one with Ernest Borgnine as Kat.

13 posted on 08/08/2010 9:27:44 PM PDT by Snake65 (Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!)
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To: dragnet2

“Klaatu barada nikto!”


14 posted on 08/08/2010 9:31:13 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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“Klaatu barada nikto!”

CLASSIC...thanks!

15 posted on 08/08/2010 9:33:42 PM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 35, Let's see how long it lasts!)
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To: Mortrey
I loved her as an actress-—Jeeze, I hope she wasn’t a liberal.

Here's a quote from her IMDB bio:

"In 1949, we stayed with one of my friends who had a book in which people were asked to write down their secret ambitions. Ronald Reagan wrote he'd like to be president. All those years ago!".
However, in 1949, Reagan was still a flaming Democrat.
16 posted on 08/08/2010 9:36:04 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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To: MotorCityBuck

There’s no limit to what he can do. He could destroy the earth... If anything should happen to me you must go to Gort, you must say these words, “Klaatu barada nikto”, please repeat that.


17 posted on 08/08/2010 9:36:14 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: getarope

It is interesting that you mentioned this. I have this on DVD and it is one of my fav. Christmas movies. Patricia Neal played Mrs Walton perfectly. An Emmy quality performance. I will always remember her for this role. A great actress. Prayers to her family and friends.


18 posted on 08/08/2010 9:38:37 PM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: PROCON

she wasn’t a raving beauty but boy she did have sex appeal.. the voice and the look in some of her scenes.. wow


19 posted on 08/08/2010 9:38:37 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: PROCON

She was one of my favorite actresses!


20 posted on 08/08/2010 9:39:58 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: PROCON

Neal was fantastic in “A Face in the Crowd”, with Andy Griffith and Walter Matthau.

RIP.


21 posted on 08/08/2010 9:42:33 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! SERPENTINE!)
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To: dragnet2; PROCON
O.K. Now I Will have to watch it! I believe I have it on my DVR taped from TCM many moons ago. A Little Indian Lingo for y’all there.
22 posted on 08/08/2010 9:43:17 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: dragnet2

If anything should happen to me you must go to Gort, you must say these words, “Klaatu barada nikto”

I wonder if that would work on Obama? :-)


23 posted on 08/08/2010 9:47:38 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! SERPENTINE!)
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To: MotorCityBuck; dragnet2
O.K. Now I Will have to watch it!

Please do, the special effects are corny by today's standards, but an enjoyable movie and a classic!

24 posted on 08/08/2010 9:49:04 PM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 35, Let's see how long it lasts!)
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To: PROCON

Too many movies to remember. Lovely woman.


25 posted on 08/08/2010 9:52:41 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: DemforBush; dragnet2
If anything should happen to me you must go to Gort Soros, you must say these words, “Klaatu barada nikto” Allah Ahkbar!!

There, fixed it!

LOL!

26 posted on 08/08/2010 9:52:50 PM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 35, Let's see how long it lasts!)
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To: Moonman62

“I loved her as an actress-—Jeeze, I hope she wasn’t a liberal”

Dunno, but the married Neal was impregnated by a married Gary Cooper a supposedly devout Catholic. He was able to convince her to abort the child for the sake of their careers.


27 posted on 08/08/2010 10:01:44 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: PROCON
In 1953, she married Roald Dahl, the British writer famed for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "James and the Giant Peach" and other tales for children. They had five children. They divorced in 1983 and he died in 1990.

I was doing a little reading on Dahl a few weeks ago and saw this. I was surprised for some reason.

28 posted on 08/08/2010 10:04:14 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: DemforBush

Yep, that’s actually the first one that came to my mind.

And re: your signature:

Beaks?! Flies with beaks?!


29 posted on 08/08/2010 10:07:39 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: PROCON

RIP


30 posted on 08/08/2010 10:14:12 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: stylecouncilor; windcliff

Geez, silly me, I thought she´d died a long time ago.

RIP Patricia Neal.


31 posted on 08/08/2010 10:14:25 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Keith in Iowa

“In Harm’s Way” as Lt. Maggie Haynes with John Wayne... good movie.


You beat me to it. Great chemistry between the two. Great movie.


32 posted on 08/08/2010 10:16:05 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Kartographer

“Maggie say hello to the Rock for me. Rest in Peace Ms Neal”

Very nice.


33 posted on 08/08/2010 10:17:20 PM PDT by unkus
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To: PROCON

David Butler, Ronald Reagan and Patricia Neal
John Loves Mary (1948)

34 posted on 08/08/2010 10:21:28 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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Thanks.


35 posted on 08/08/2010 10:23:34 PM PDT by unkus
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To: PROCON

RIP Patricia, You were one of the great ones.


36 posted on 08/08/2010 10:24:07 PM PDT by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: PROCON

She had a unique American kind of beauty. There was strength in it and quality. Despite strokes and lung cancer she stayed with us for 84 years. RIP.


37 posted on 08/08/2010 10:25:28 PM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve qui peut)
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To: unkus

You’re welcome. I really like that photo.


38 posted on 08/08/2010 10:26:59 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Cyman; Moonman62

She regreted this abortion and along with actress Jennifer O’Neil have spoken openly about the emotional aftermath and regrets after having an abortion.

I think she was an amazing woman/actress.


39 posted on 08/08/2010 10:27:54 PM PDT by jhw61
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Dunno, but the married Neal was impregnated by a married Gary Cooper a supposedly devout Catholic. He was able to convince her to abort the child for the sake of their careers.

Yes but she had a nervous breakdown from that abortion and said it nearly destroyed her life.

40 posted on 08/08/2010 10:28:20 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: PROCON

May she rest in peace, I thought that she was wonderful.


41 posted on 08/08/2010 10:28:26 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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Jennifer is now a beaming, light-filled Christian Lady.


42 posted on 08/08/2010 10:30:50 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: PROCON

Great actress. RIP.


43 posted on 08/08/2010 10:32:02 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Red_Devil 232

One of my favorite movies.


44 posted on 08/08/2010 10:32:35 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: PROCON
Patrica Neal was a Godsend to Knoxville, East Tennessee, and stretching into Eastern Kentucky in a way most persons outside Knoxville don't know. At Ft Sanders Hospital is a Stroke and Spinal Rehabilitation Center which is named for her. She devoted much time and money to the center. She was likely to pop up anytime unannounced to check on things.

Thanks to her efforts and generosity many persons got the necessary therapy and rehab they needed. Without her behind it the place may never have been built. My wife was there for three months in early 1986. Back then there was no place else except Shepherd in Atlanta as the nearest such center.

46 posted on 08/08/2010 10:43:27 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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I remember her appearance at the Academy Awards a few years after suffering a stroke.

She came out on stage from behind the curtain to a standing ovation.

What she accomplished at that time, when stroke rehabilitation was much more chancey, was amazing.

She always gave credit to her husband Roald Dahl for his persistance in encouraging her.

She was a flawed human being, as are we all, but a authentic American success story.

She was tremendous in “The Subject was Roses” with a young Martin Sheen in addition to “Hud.”

RIP Patricia Neal.


47 posted on 08/08/2010 10:44:10 PM PDT by happygrl (Continuing to predict that Obama will resign)
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To: DemforBush
We lost Walter Matthau a few years back. I always did like his acting and dry humor.
48 posted on 08/08/2010 10:47:33 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: happygrl; cva66snipe

I loved reading both of your posts, thanks.


49 posted on 08/08/2010 10:54:03 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: PROCON

Patricia Neal was one of those few remaining “old school” actresses that I think could qualify as “great.”

My two favorite roles portrayed by Ms. Neal were “Maggie” in the movie “In Harm’s Way” along with John Wayne as “Rock,” and as “Olivia Walton” in “The Homecoming,” the original movie which served as the pilot for the series.

As a WWII Army nurse she was a natural, in command, not a “raving beauty” but a confidence that made her sensual and a compassion that made her strong. She was the perfect female lead to John Wayne’s Naval Admiral “Rock.” And the rest of the cast of that movie was phenomenal as well!

I believe it was not long after Ms. Neal finished “In Harm’s Way” that she suffered her strokes, and spent some years in recuperation. “The Homecoming” was among her first projects upon her return to the screen. It was a holiday movie, made for TV. And I think Patricia Nealjust nailed the 1930’s Virginia mountain woman — attitude, accent, socio-economic circumstances and all. My own Mom tells me she thought Ms. Neal’s accent sounded fake, but we’ve agreed to disagree. The only hint I saw of Ms. Neal’s medical issues was a slight limp in the scene as she walked to buy sugar at “Ike’s Store” early in “The Homecoming.” I still try to watch this DVD every year during the holidays. The networks ought to put it on just like “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Patricia Neal was a talented woman who poured herself into her roles. She was not perfect in her personal life — but how many of us look to actors and actresses of any era as our moral compasses? By that standard, she was almost exemplary! What I saw in her was a very gifted woman who invested her life in roles that spoke to something in the audiences who viewed the movies they were a part of. They identified somehow with her. And because of that, Patricia Neal can truly be said to have been a great American actress! Ms. Neal, you shall be missed, but not forgotten.


50 posted on 08/08/2010 10:57:24 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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