Pat's stroke

-1965-

In February 1965, Roald Dahl's wife Patricia Neal suffers a series of strokes in LA

1965

-1965-

In February 1965, Roald Dahl's wife, actress Patricia Neal, suffers a series of strokes in LA whilst filming John Ford’s Seven Women. She is three months pregnant with their fifth child. 

Following her release from hospital, in May the Dahls return to Great Missenden for Pat's recuperation.

On 4 August 1965, Roald and Pat’s fifth child and fourth daughter, Lucy, is born.

Find out more in Donald Sturrock's biography