Patricia Neal (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010) was an American actress of stage and screen. She was best known for her film roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), wealthy matron Emily Eustace Failenson in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), and the worn-out housekeeper Alma Brown in Hud (1963), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
the beautiful Maureen O'Hara/••••She was one of my favorites, mostly because she frequently played opposite John Wayne, who was Daddy's favorite & mine by association. She & Patricia Neal were the only tall actresses around about then so one of them usually was cast w/Wayne. Her life was not always happy & John Ford, who frequently directed Wayne films, was a rattlesnake to work with, but she was a trooper!
Breakfast at Tiffanys Audrey Hepburn, 1965 - original vintage re-release movie poster for the award winning 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's starring George Peppard, Patricia Neal and Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly listed on AntikBar.co.uk
Things only get smuttier from there: when Neal became pregnant with Cooper’s child, he purportedly insisted she have an abortion. Cooper’s long-suffering wife found out about the relationship and sent a telegram demanding he end it. Telegram chastising doesn’t work, however, as evidenced by the long-recycled story of Cooper’s daughter, by then in her early teens, spitting on Neal in public.