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Oscar Winner Patricia Neal Dies

August 9th, 2010 8:07am EDT
Patricia Neal
Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal has died after a battle with lung cancer. She was 84. Neal passed away at her home in Edgartown, Massachusetts surrounded by her family on Sunday.

The actress, famed for her husky voice, was an award-winning Broadway star before her powerful performance in 1963 film Hud, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as a housekeeper alongside Paul Newman. She was forced to temporarily retire from acting in 1965 at the age of 39 after she suffered a series of debilitating strokes.

However, after a period in rehabilitation, Neal retur...
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Klaatu Barada Nikto: A History

November 17th, 2008 9:49am EST
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The fall of 1951 gave world a number of things: the first oral contraceptive, the first episode of "I Love Lucy" and Bobby Thomson hit the "shot heard round the world" winning the National League pennant for the New York Giants. These are things that resonate with a countless amount of people, but mean nothing to the legions of the world's nerds. To science fiction geeks, September 1951 gave the world one thing: Robert Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still.

In the film, the inhabitants of Earth face a dire choice. Throw down their weapons and live in peace, or have the entire planet des...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 20

January 20th, 2007 3:00am EST
Bill Maher
Happy Birthday to Linkin Park drummer Rob Bourdon (1979), Sepultura lead singer Derrick Green (1971), actor Skeet Ulrich (1969), gossip reporter Melissa Rivers (1968), country singer John Michael Montgomery (1965), actor Jamie Denton (1963), actor Lorenzo Lamas (1958), political comedian Bill Maher (1956), comedic actor Arte Johnson (1929), storied actress Patricia Neal (1926), country singer Slim Whitman (1924), "Star Trek" doctor DeForest Kelley (1920; d. 1999), and comedic actor George Burns (1896; d. 1996).
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 20

January 20th, 2006 3:01am EST
John Michael Montgomery
Happy Birthday to Linkin Park drummer Rob Bourdon (1979), Sepultura lead singer Derrick Green (1971), actor Skeet Ulrich (1969), gossip reporter Melissa Rivers (1968), country singer John Michael Montgomery (1965), actor Jamie Denton (1963), actor Lorenzo Lamas (1958), political comedian Bill Maher (1956), comedic actor Arte Johnson (1929), storied actress Patricia Neal (1926), country singer Slim Whitman (1924), "Star Trek" doctor DeForest Kelley (1920; d. 1999), and comedic actor George Burns (1896; d. 1996).
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