Oscar®-Winner Patricia Neal Dies

Oscar®-Winner Patricia Neal Dies

Oscar®-winner Patricia Neal passed away at the age of 84.

In what's believed to be her last TV interview, she showed INSIDE EDITION the trophy room in her Manhattan apartment in 2009.

"It's been fabulous. I've really have had a good time," she said.

She burst onto the scene in the 1949 film The Fountainhead with Gary Cooper, and the two had a passionate affair  

In 1961 Neal had a memorable role as a rich woman having an affair with a young writer in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

But it was her role as a housekeeper being pursued by Paul Newman in Hud that earned her the Best Actress Oscar® in 1963.

Two years later, tragedy struck. At age 39, Neal suffered the first of three strokes that would leave her paralyzed and unable to speak. With the help of her then-husband, writer Roald Dahl, she recovered.

Neal died of lung cancer on August 8th.