AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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8/11/10

The Remarkable Life And Career Of Patricia Neal, Sassy Screen Goddess Extraordinaire


By Penelope Andrew

What sets artists apart from stars and competent actors is originality and authenticity. Patricia Neal had these and other rare qualities in spades. Like some of her contemporaries who achieved greatness, she rose above mediocre or even bad material and delivered performances that ranged from elegant and understated to bold and breathtaking. Her unique talents carried her from the traditional styles of post-WWII Hollywood through the enormous influence of the cutting-edge, New York Method on film acting...

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Penelope Andrew is a member of the Women Film Critics Circle, and she writes for The Huffington Post, Critical Women and WBAI Arts News.

Note: Patricia Neal's deathbed last words: "I've had a lovely time."

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