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Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies
Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies

Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud." But for Patricia Neal, the husky-voiced actress with a strong screen presence, life also was marked by personal tragedies: the death of one of her children and brain damage to another, and her own battle to overcome the debilitating effects of a ruptured aneurysm in her brain in 1965 that temporarily halted her career. "Frequently my life has been likened to a Greek tragedy, and the actress in me cannot deny that comparison," Neal wrote...

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