Truly one of The Greats, Patricia Neal passed away today of cancer. If you’re unfamiliar with Neal, time to brush up. She had a style and grace that illustrates how acting was a craft before everything in Hollywood became about fame and fame alone. Here’s her film list, but you could rent 3-4 films to get a sense of Patricia Neal’s work:
The Fountainhead (1949), with Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal, screenplay by Ayn Rand based on the novel. Here, Neal ‘disciplines’ Coop, and he kisses her back 🙂
The Hasty Heart,(1949) co-starring Ronald Reagan and…
Plus: A Face in the Crowd (1957) with Andy Griffith (I know, but trust me, it’s a tour de force).
Not always “The Star” she supported great men in wonderful films and made in indelible mark, her work always standing out on its own. May she Rest in Peace.