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Patricia NEAL on InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse
From "The Fountainhead" to "The Day the Earth Stood Still," Patricia Neal showed early promise as an actress - but her body of work was quickly overshadowed by an affair with the married Gary Cooper, which resulted in a pregnancy, an abortion and a nervous breakdown. She eventually returned Hollywood - now married to children's author Roald Dahl, and revived her film career with starring roles in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "HUD" with Paul Newman. But tragedy was always close at hand - from the death of one of her children, a serious accident to another, and then a devastating stroke that left her paralyzed and unable to work. After years of physical therapy and rehabilitation, she returned once again to the big screen in an Oscar-nominated role in "The Subject Was Roses," but many of us will always remember this Oscar, Tony and Golden Globe winning actress as the original Olivia Walton in the TV movie "The Homecoming." On this episode of "InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse," our 2009 conversation with screen legend, Patricia Neal.