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She saved the earth with three odd little words.

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Besides Bernard Herrman's famous theremin based score, most of us never forgot when the actress Patricia Neal was able to utter the famous words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" and stop an iconic robot from destroying the earth.

The 1951 science fiction classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still" was one of many film and television roles she appeared in. Neal's stunning looks and poise were unmistakable. She was socially active and was an advocate for stroke victims among several humanitarian efforts.

Patricia Neal died on Sunday at the age of 84, there's a good obituary in the L. A. Times.