The Broadway League
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Broadway Dims Lights Aug. 17th in memory of stage and screen actress Patricia Neal
August 16, 2010
The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award-winning actress Patricia Neal, who died on August 8th at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Tuesday, August 17th, at exactly 8:00pm for one minute.
Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, commented, “Patricia Neal's natural talent provided immense joy to audiences over the span of many years, in many mediums. As the last surviving winner from the first Tony Awards ceremony, her presence at subsequent Tony telecasts represented Broadway's singular history. Our thoughts go out to her friends and family.”
Ms. Neal made her Broadway debut as Regina Hubbard in Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest , for which she received the 1947 Tony Award â as Best Featured Actress in a Play, and a 1947 Theatre World Award. After numerous appearances on screen she returned to Broadway and the work of Hellman, starring in a revival of The Children's Hour in 1952. In 1955 she starred on Broadway in A Roomful of Roses and played Kate Keller in The Miracle Worker in 1959.