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Eileen Brennan is a Actor American born on 3 september 1932 at Los Angeles (USA)

Eileen Brennan

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Birth name Verla Eileen Regina Brennen
Nationality USA
Birth 3 september 1932 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 28 july 2013 (at 80 years) at Burbank (USA)

Eileen Brennan (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. Brennan was known for her role as Doreen Lewis in Private Benjamin, for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She reprised the role for the TV adaptation, winning both a Golden Globe and Emmy for her performance. She received Emmy nominations for her guest starring roles on Newhart, Thirtysomething, Taxi and Will & Grace.


From 1968 to 1974, Brennan was married to David John Lampson, with whom she had two sons: former basketball player turned actor, Patrick and singer Sam. Brennan was a breast cancer survivor, and in addition to the 1982 car crash where a drunk driver crushed her legs and an eye socket when she was leaving a restaurant, had fallen from the stage in 1989 during a production of Annie, breaking a leg.

Best films

Private Benjamin (1980)
Jeepers Creepers (2001)

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Filmography of Eileen Brennan (45 films)

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The Kings of Appletown
Directed by Robert Moresco
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about families
Actors Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Victoria Justice, Eileen Brennan, R. D. Call, Malcolm David Kelley
Rating66% 3.3378953.3378953.3378953.3378953.337895
The film is about two cousins – Will and Clayton– who witness a murder, but out of fear decide not to tell anyone. They and their friend Betsy, whose father has been wrongfully accused of the crime, go on a journey to find the real killer, and at the same time redeem themselves.
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, 1h55
Directed by John Pasquin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Sandra Bullock, Regina King, Enrique Murciano, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, Heather Burns
Roles Carol Fields
Rating51% 2.55532.55532.55532.55532.5553
Three weeks after the events of the first film, FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) has become a celebrity after she infiltrated a beauty pageant on her last assignment. Her fame results in her cover being blown while she is trying to prevent a bank heist.
The Amateurs, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about pornography
Actors Jeff Bridges, Tim Blake Nelson, Joe Pantoliano, William Fichtner, Ted Danson, Patrick Fugit
Roles Mrs. Cherkiss
Rating62% 3.147643.147643.147643.147643.14764
Six friends come together to try to find fame and fortune by making the world’s most innocent adult movie ever made. Although they have literally no idea what they’re doing, they keep at it and are determined to accomplish their matter what gets in the way. After the clueless crew ultimately does make a porno, they screen it for the first time at the local bar. The brother of a girl whose scene ultimately was not used sees her featured briefly while looking through the bar window; he angrily barges in takes the reel off the projector, covers it in whiskey and sets it aflame. It is revealed that this was the only print they had, all their work was now destroyed. However, the cinematographer had been taping the entire production process on mini DV tapes. He then edits these down into a completely innocent documentary about the trials and tribulations of making (and then losing) their porn film. The movie he cuts together from the DV tapes is the actual film "The Amateurs" itself. "The Amateurs" becomes a hit within the independent film community, which brings fame and fortune to the group.
The Hollow
The Hollow (2004)
, 1h23
Directed by Kyle Newman
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Kevin Zegers, Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter, Stacy Keach, Judge Reinhold, Nicholas Turturro
Roles Joan Van Etten
Rating45% 2.2597652.2597652.2597652.2597652.259765
The Hollow tells the story of Ian Cranston, a high school teen who has just found out he is the descendant of Ichabod Crane. With the help of his girlfriend Karen, a local bully named Brody, and the old cemetery caretaker Claus Van Ripper, Ian now must stop the newly resurrected Headless Horseman.
Cheaper by the Dozen, 1h38
Directed by Shawn Levy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, L'enfance marginalisée, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling, Alyson Stoner
Roles Mrs. Drucker (DVD deleted scene)
Rating59% 2.9531152.9531152.9531152.9531152.953115
Tom Baker (Martin) is a football coach at a small rural college in Midland, Indiana, where he raised twelve children, and his wife, Kate (Hunt), has written about her story in a book and hopes to send it to her friend to publish it. At the film's beginning, Tom unexpectedly receives an offer from his old friend and football teammate, Shake McGuire (Jenkins), to coach at his alma mater in Evanston, Illinois. Tom accepts the offer, and he and Kate begin making their plans on moving to Evanston. All twelve children find out and demand the move be put to a vote, even though Tom says it would not have any power. Tom loses the vote, even after he and Kate join, but goes ahead with the move anyway, claiming there will be more money and that they will be a "happier and stronger family". However, the atmosphere at the Bakers' new house is tense, and the situation at school for the children is even worse, although their new neighbors' the Shenks seem allright, especially their first and only son, Dylan.
Dumb Luck
Dumb Luck (2003)
, 1h33
Directed by Craig Clyde
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Scott Baio, Tracy Nelson, Hal Linden, Eileen Brennan, Richard Moll, Bobby Edner
Roles Minnie Hitchcock
Rating53% 2.667242.667242.667242.667242.66724
Comic Book Villains, 1h32
Directed by James Robinson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Donal Logue, Cary Elwes, Michael Rapaport, Eileen Brennan, Natasha Lyonne, DJ Qualls
Roles Mrs. Cresswell
Rating56% 2.802712.802712.802712.802712.80271
Archie (DJ Qualls) hangs out at a local comic book store and watches and narrates the film. There are two comic book shops in town; one is owned by Raymond (Donal Logue) and the other owned by Norman and Judy Link (Michael Rapaport and Natasha Lyonne), a husband and wife.
Jeepers Creepers, 1h30
Directed by Victor Salva
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Transport films, Serial killer films, Road movies
Actors Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher, Eileen Brennan, Brandon Mychal Smith
Roles The Cat Lady
Rating62% 3.1007753.1007753.1007753.1007753.100775
Trish Jenner and her brother Darry are traveling home from college for spring break. As they drive through the Nebraska countryside an old, rusty truck tries to run them off the road. The vehicle eventually passes them, and they later see the same truck parked next to an abandoned church with a man sliding what appears to be a body wrapped in bloodstained sheets into a large pipe sticking out of the ground. The man notices Trish and Darry watching him and attempts to run them off the road a second time.
Pippi Longstocking, 1h15
Directed by Clive A. Smith
Origin Suede
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Melissa Altro, Catherine O'Hara, Eileen Brennan, Gordon Pinsent, Dave Thomas, Wayne Robson
Roles Mrs. Prysselius
Rating53% 2.656852.656852.656852.656852.65685
The film begins with Pippi sailing around the world with her father, Captain Efraim Longstocking, her pet horse, Horse, her pet monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and various members of the ship's crew. One night during a hurricane, the captain is washed over board into the sea. As he drifts off, he calls to Pippi that he will "meet her in Villa Villekulla". To that effect, Pippi and her pet animals make their way home, Villa Villekulla, to await his return. Not long after arriving, she makes friends with the two children across the street — Tommy and Annika, who are captivated by her free spirit and fun-loving attitude. They soon convince her to go to school (for the first time in her life) where she gets into trouble, despite winning the hearts of her classmates.
Toothless (1997)
, 1h32
Directed by Melanie Mayron
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Kirstie Alley, Dale Midkiff, Ross Malinger, Kaley Cuoco, Lynn Redgrave, Eileen Brennan
Roles Joe #1
Rating59% 2.998742.998742.998742.998742.99874
The movie opens with Katherine Lewis sharing her memory flashes of going to see her dentist, Dr. Green, who took over her beloved father's office after he died. Her father was a dentist as were her paternal grandfather and paternal great-grandfather, who performed dental work on Abraham Lincoln, and she became strongly inspired to become one, too. She would always have perfectly white teeth.
If These Walls Could Talk, 1h37
Directed by Cher, Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London, CCH Pounder, Kevin Cooney
Roles Tessie
Rating69% 3.4980353.4980353.4980353.4980353.498035
The 1952 segment deals with Claire Donnelly (Demi Moore), a widowed nurse living in suburban Chicago, who becomes pregnant by her brother-in-law (Jason London) and decides to undergo abortion in order not to hurt her late husband's family. However, abortion at the time is strictly illegal. Claire eventually finds another nurse (CCH Pounder) who provides her the phone number of a woman who can find her someone to perform the abortion. The woman on the phone tells Claire that the only trustworthy abortionist she knows is located in Puerto Rico, and Claire cannot afford the travel costs. After a failed attempt to end her pregnancy with a knitting needle, Claire eventually contacts a man who comes to her home and performs a clandestine procedure on her while she lies on top of a kitchen table. Claire finally manages to abort, but dies shortly afterwards due to hemorrhage.
Freaky Friday, 1h26
Directed by Melanie Mayron
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Shelley Long, Gaby Hoffmann, Catlin Adams, Sandra Bernhard, Eileen Brennan, Drew Carey
Roles Principal Handel
Rating60% 3.0012153.0012153.0012153.0012153.001215
A mother, Ellen (Shelley Long), and daughter, Annabelle (Gaby Hoffmann), find it difficult to get along with each other, each professing that the other has no idea what her life is like. A pair of magical amulets causes the two of them to switch bodies for a day, after which they have reached a better understanding of each other.
Reckless (1995)
, 1h31
Directed by Norman René
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Films based on plays
Actors Mia Farrow, Scott Glenn, Mary-Louise Parker, Tony Goldwyn, Eileen Brennan, Debra Monk
Roles Sister Margaret
Rating53% 2.664052.664052.664052.664052.66405
Relentlessly cheerful and hopelessly optimistic Rachel's seemingly perfect life is upended one Christmas Eve when her husband Tom announces he has taken a contract out on her life but is having second thoughts about his decision to do so. Wearing only a nightgown and slippers, she hastily leaves her Connecticut home in a blizzard to escape the fate he planned for her. She is rescued by Springfield, Massachusetts social worker Lloyd, who brings her home to his deaf, mute, paraplegic wife Pooty. Rachel moves in with the couple and begins working with Lloyd at Hands Across the Sea, a charitable organization dedicated to helping the disabled.
In Search of Dr. Seuss, 1h30
Directed by Vincent Paterson
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Kathy Najimy, Matt Frewer, Christopher Lloyd, Robin Williams, Graham Jarvis, Brady Bluhm
Roles The Who-Villain
Rating71% 3.586633.586633.586633.586633.58663
A reporter named Kathy Lane comes to Theodor Geisel's home in order to do a report on the famous Dr. Seuss, where she meets a strange character. When Kathy asks to use him as a source, he reveals himself to be the Cat in the Hat. Curiosity allows her to open a magical book labeled "Open a book, open up your imagination", which pulls her into the world of Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat character shows Kathy a door which leads to a beach. On the beach, they read The Sneetches. Kathy then falls into a kitchen where she meets Mr. Hunch from Hunches in Bunches. They eat lunch and read McElligot's Pool.