|Filed for Divorce||n/a||--|
Children of this Relationship
|Olivia Twenty||4/20/1955||7 yrs.*||Female||Biological|
|Chantal Sophia 'Tessa'||4/11/1957||59 yrs.||Female||Biological|
|Theo Matthew||1960||57 yrs.||Male||Biological|
|Ophelia Magdalena||5/12/1964||52 yrs.||Female||Biological|
|Lucy Neal||8/4/1965||51 yrs.||Female||Biological|
* Age at time of death
Relationship Information, Quotes, and Trivia
Where and/or how did Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal meet?
Neal met British writer Roald Dahl at a dinner party hosted by Lillian Hellman in 1951.
Why did Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal break up?
Neal and Dahl's 30-year marriage ended in divorce in 1983 after Dahl's affair with Neal's friend, Felicity Crosland.
Other Relationship Information about Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal:
They married on July 2, 1953, at Trinity Church in New York. In 1961 and 1962, the couple suffered through grievous injury to one child and the death of another. Their son Theo's carriage was hit by a taxi when he was just four months old, and their daughter, Olivia, died from measles encephalitis. While pregnant in 1965, Neal suffered three-burst cerebral aneurysms, and was in a coma for three weeks. Dahl directed her rehabilitation and she subsequently relearned to walk and talk ("I think I'm just stubborn, that's all").
In 1981, Glenda Jackson played her in a television movie, The Patricia Neal Story which co-starred Dirk Bogarde as Neal's husband Roald Dahl.