Actress Eileen Brennan Dies at 80

By Will Ashton


Academy Award-nominated actress Eileen Brennan died on Sunday in her Burbank home at age 80. She died of bladder cancer.

Best known for her performances in Clue, The Last Picture Show, Taxi and Private Benjamin, for which she earned her Oscar nomination, Brennan was a veteran actress who also received an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her reprisal of her role in the Private Benjamin TV show. She also received an Emmy nomination for her lead role in Taxi.


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