PATRICIA NEAL - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 10/08/1998 - HFSID 313051
Sale Price $162.00
The actress signs a typed note to a fan, thanking him for his note, and returning cards signed at his request
Typed note signed: "Patricia Neal", 5½x3½. October 8, 1990. Captioned at top margin. In full: "Mark, my dear, Thank you so much for your note. I am more than happy to sign and return the cards you sent [items not included]. I hope you enjoy having them". A leading lady of American plays and film, Patricia Neal (1926-2010) studied drama in college and worked as a model before debuting on Broadway in The Voice of the Turtle (1946). Her performance in the play, Another Part of the Forest, got the attention of Hollywood, and she made her screen debut in a light farce, John Loves Mary, in 1949. That same year she was impressive in The Fountainhead opposite Gary Cooper, whom she later said was the great love of her life. After marrying British writer Roald Dahl in 1953, Neal disappeared from the screen for several years, returning in 1957's A Face in the Crowd, after which she was more selective in choosing her film roles. For her performance in Hud (1963), she won the Best Actress Academy Award. In 1965, Neal suffered a massive series of strokes that left her confined to a wheelchair, semi-paralyzed and nearly unable to speak. Over the next several years, she made a remarkable recovery, returning to the screen in The Subject Was Roses (1968), for which she received another Best Actress Oscar nomination. That year, she was presented with the "Heart of the Year" Award by President Johnson. Corners lightly worn. Fine condition.
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