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Eileen Brennan

Eileen Brennan

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Also Known As: Died: July 28, 2013
Born: September 3, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Worked in NYC cabarets partnered with Charles Nelson Reilly
1960:
Stage acting debut, the title role in the Off-Broadway musical "Little Mary Sunshine"
1964:
Co-starred as Irene Molloy in original Broadway cast of "Hello, Dolly!" with Carol Channing and Reilly
1967:
Feature film debut, "Divorce, American Style"
1967:
Early TV appearance in support of Dustin Hoffman in "The Star Wagon" (PBS)
1968:
Regular role on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"
1971:
Appeared as Genevieve, the world-weary waitress, in "The Last Picture Show", directed by Peter Bogdanovich
1973:
Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "The Blue Knight"
1973:
Portrayed Paul Newman's landlady in "The Sting"
1974:
Reteamed with Bogdanovich for "Daisy Miller"
1975:
Had singing and dancing role in Bogdanovich's disastrous "At Long Last Love"
1976:
Offered amusing turn in "Murder By Death", scripted by Neil Simon
1977:
Delivered a powerful turn as the mother of drug-addicted son in "The Death of Richie" (NBC)
1979:
Played leading role of Felicia Winters on the short-lived ABC sitcom, "13 Queens Boulevard"
1979:
Played leading role of Kate Flanagan on the short-lived ABC sitcom, "A New Kind of Family"
1980:
Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her turn as the hardnosed army captain in "Private Benjamin"
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Reprised role as Captain Doreen Lewis in the CBS TV sitcom, "Private Benjamin"
1982:
Was struck by a car and seriously injured
1984:
Resumed acting career near the end of the year after recovering from her injuries
1985:
Cast as Mrs. Peacock in the film version of the board game "Clue"
1990:
Reprised role of Genevieve in "Texasville", the sequel to "The Last Picture Show"
1992:
Cast as a candy store owner in "I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore"
1993:
Portrayed the unsuspecting mother of a serial killer in "Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders" (CBS)
1995:
Played the principal in the ABC/Disney remake of "Freaky Friday"
1995:
Had small role of a defrocked nun in "Reckless", adapted from Craig Lucas' stage play
1997:
Portrayed another nun, this time the Mother Superior. in the comedy "Changing Habits"
1998:
Returned to the NYC stage as the mother in Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan"
2001:
Had supporting role in the horror film "Jeepers Creepers"
2002:
Had a recurring role as Zandra on the NBC comedy "Will and Grace"; received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy series (2004)

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