Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal dies at 84

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Oscar-winning US actress Patricia Neal has died aged of 84 from lung cancer.

Neal won an Academy Award for her role in the 1963 film Hud, but gave up acting two years later at the age of 39 after suffering a series of strokes.

But she returned to the screen after rehabilitation to earn a further Oscar and several Emmy nominations.

The star, who was born in Tennessee, was married to author Roald Dahl for 30 years and is the grandmother of model and TV presenter Sophie Dahl.

Indomitable grace

Neal's daughter Tessa is the mother of Dahl.

The actress was a star on Broadway before making the move to Hollywood in the late 1940s.

Among her early screen roles were 1951 sci-fi movies The Day The Earth Stood Still and A Face In The Crowd directed by Elia Kazan....

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