The actress won the Oscar in 1963 for her role in Hud but she quit acting at the age of 39 due to a series of strokes.
After she got better, she returned to acting and won another Oscar and had several Emmy nominations.
Patricia was born in Tennessee and was married for 30 years to Roald Dahl.
The actress played in movies such as The Day the Earth Stood Still and A Face In The Crowd.
According to one of her family members, the actress said on the day before she died that: “I’ve had a lovely time.”
“She faced her final illness as she had all of the many trials she endured, with indomitable grace, good humor and a great deal of her self-described stubbornness.”
It seems that the two films, which received nine nominations each, are side by side in race for winning prestigious awards, even if the odds seems to tilt in large part for film “The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow .
But an unexpected event has affected the countdown before the Oscars Gala, which will take place Sunday evening at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, the legendary district of American cinema, located in the north-west of Los Angeles.
By a message sent by e-mail, Frenchman Nicolas Chartier, one of the Voltage directors production company that produced “The Hurt Locker”, asked the members to vote in favor for a “independent film” and not for a “feature that had cost 500 million dollars”.
This obvious reference to “Avatar” , the film with a big-budget directed by James Cameron, has created much excitement in Hollywood so that the Oscars Gala organizers formally prohibiting aggressive campaigns of candidates.
The American Film Academy, which organized the ceremony of the famous statuettes since 1929, declined to comment on this incident before to expire the term for voting, scheduled for Tuesday, at 5p.m.
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Rumors say, Penelope Cruz, 35 years old, is engaged to Javier Bardem due to the fact that she was wearing a sapphire ring on her left hand.
The actress and her lover, 40 years, rewarded with an Oscar Award, were seen in romantic hypostasis on the island they spend their quality time next to their family.
According to international press, the two are together since 2007, but rarely they were seen in public being affective one to another.
In November 2009, Penelope Cruz avoided to say, in a TV shoe presented by Letterman, if she and Javier are engaged or not.
“I don’t feel good talking about my private life in public. It is sacred to me. It’s my life. I don’t give details about it, because I’m allergic to a such behavior”.
Cruz can be seen on screens in musical “ Nine”, where she performs next to Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson, Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard.
Penelope and Javier are spending their quality time in Fernando de Noronha which is an a archipelago formed from 22 islands, at a few hundreds of kilometers of the Brazilian north-east coast.