Eileen Brennan | 1932 -2013

Eileen Brennan

Eileen Brennan | 1932 -2013

Clue: Eileen Brennan as Mrs. Peacock

Clue: Eileen Brennan as Mrs. Peacock

Eileen Brennan’s 15 Best Moments As Mrs. Peacock In "Clue" My Heros. Oh my goodness she touched Mrs. Whites boob!

Eileen Brennan's 15 Best Moments As Mrs. Peacock In 'Clue'

Eileen Brennan’s 15 Best Moments As Mrs. Peacock In "Clue" My Heros. Oh my goodness she touched Mrs. Whites boob!

Eileen Brennan (pic from murder by death)

Eileen Brennan (pic from murder by death)

Eileen Brennan (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013) was a smokey-voiced actress who had worked in show business for more than 20 years before gaining her widest attention as a gleefully tough Army captain in both the film (1980) and television (1981-83) versions of Private Benjamin. She was forced to leave the TV series when she was hit by a car and critically injured in Venice, CA. Without her, the series ended in 1983. Her mother was silent film star Regina "Jeanne" Menehan.

Eileen Brennan (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013) was a smokey-voiced actress who had worked in show business for more than 20 years before gaining her widest attention as a gleefully tough Army captain in both the film (1980) and television (1981-83) versions of Private Benjamin. She was forced to leave the TV series when she was hit by a car and critically injured in Venice, CA. Without her, the series ended in 1983. Her mother was silent film star Regina "Jeanne" Menehan.

David Niven, James Cromwell, Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Elsa Lanchester, Eileen Brennan, James Coco, Richard Narita, and Estelle Winwood in Murder by Death (1976)

David Niven, James Cromwell, Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Elsa Lanchester, Eileen Brennan, James Coco, Richard Narita, and Estelle Winwood in Murder by Death (1976)

Eileen Brennan from Celebrity Deaths: 2013

Eileen Brennan from Celebrity Deaths: 2013's Fallen Stars

Eileen Brennan from Celebrity Deaths: 2013

Eileen Brennan, July 28, age 80: The "Private Benjamin" actress's battle with bladder cancer ended over the summer. Eileen, who launched her television career in the late '60s, earned an Oscar nomination for her role as Capt. Doreen Lewis in the 1980 film co-starring Goldie Hawn. She reprised her role in the CBS series from 1981 to 1983 -- and won an Emmy and a Golden Globe.BING: What horrible accident did she survive in 1982?FIND: How did the accident affect her permanently?SEARCH: Watch…

Year in Review: In Memoriam 2013

Eileen Brennan, July 28, age 80: The "Private Benjamin" actress's battle with bladder cancer ended over the summer. Eileen, who launched her television career in the late '60s, earned an Oscar nomination for her role as Capt. Doreen Lewis in the 1980 film co-starring Goldie Hawn. She reprised her role in the CBS series from 1981 to 1983 -- and won an Emmy and a Golden Globe.BING: What horrible accident did she survive in 1982?FIND: How did the accident affect her permanently?SEARCH: Watch…

Eileen Brennan, actress known for her role in Private Benjamin (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013), dies from bladder cancer

Remembering actress Eileen Brennan (1932 – 2013)

Eileen Brennan, actress known for her role in Private Benjamin (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013), dies from bladder cancer

Eileen Brennan-Academy Award-nominated actress Eileen Brennan, known for roles in Private Benjamin and Clue, died on July 28 at her home in Burbank, Calif., after battling bladder cancer. She was 80 years old. The star -- who played Mrs. Peacock in Clue and also had roles in The Last Picture Show and The Sting -- is survived by her two sons, Sam and Patrick, two grandchildren, and a sister.

Celebrity Deaths in 2013: Stars We've Lost

Eileen Brennan-Academy Award-nominated actress Eileen Brennan, known for roles in Private Benjamin and Clue, died on July 28 at her home in Burbank, Calif., after battling bladder cancer. She was 80 years old. The star -- who played Mrs. Peacock in Clue and also had roles in The Last Picture Show and The Sting -- is survived by her two sons, Sam and Patrick, two grandchildren, and a sister.

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