How Long Was Roald Dahl Married To Patricia Neal?


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Roald Dahl was married to Patricia Neal, an Academy winning American actress, for 30 years. They married in 1953 and had five children, eldest being Olivia who died at the age of seven of measles encephalitis, Tessa who is now an author, Theo who suffered from hydrocephalus when he was four months old, Ophelia who is the co-founder and director of Partners in Health and Lucy (now a screenwriter in Los Angeles).

At the age of 38, Patricia Dahl suffered a severe brain hemorrhage when pregnant with their fifth child. She has described her husband's help and her recovery in the autobiography 'As I Am' in 1988. She worked in movies like, 'The Subject Was Roses', 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' and 'A Face In The Crowd'.

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