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Eileen Brennan Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Verla Eileen Regina Brennan
Place Of Birth
Los Angeles, USA
91 years old
Birth Date
September 2 1932

Eileen Brennan Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Net Worth
Current Partner
David John Lampson
Patrick, Sam
Regina Jeanne Menehan, John Gerald Brennen

About Eileen Brennan 

Eileen Brennan was a versatile and talented actress, who could portray any role with the same dramatic depth.
The Oscar nominated actress starred in many television shows and movies. Some of her most famous roles are as Captain Doreen Lewis in 'Private Benjamin' and Genevieve in 'The Last Picture Show'.
Eileen Brennan acted in 43 TV shows, including as Felicia Winters in '13 Queens Boulevard'. She has also acted in 48 films.
Did you know that Eileen Brennan was nominated for the BAFTA Awards in the Best Supporting Actress category for her second film 'The Last Picture Show'?

Eileen Brennan Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Eileen Brennan’s net worth?

Eileen Brennan's net worth was estimated to be $1.5 million.

How much did Eileen Brennan earn per year?

It is not known how much Eileen Brennan earned per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Eileen Brennan?

Eileen Brennan was 5 ft 5 in (167 cm) tall.

How old was Eileen Brennan?

The actress was born on September 3, 1932 and passed away on July 28, 2013, at 80 years old.

Childhood And Education

Born as Verla Eileen Regina Brennen, in 1932, in Los Angeles, California, Eileen Brennan later reached stardom. Her parents were Regina Menehan and John Gerald Brennen.
The September-born actress moved to Washington D.C. from Los Angeles after completing high school. Eileen Brennan joined Georgetown University where she became a member of the Mask And Bauble Society.
Later, Eileen Brennan again moved to New York City and joined the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Eileen Brennan’s partner?

Eileen Brennan was married to David John Lampson, a British photographer, and poet, from 1968-1974. Brennan had two children with David John Lampson, named Patrick and Sam. Patrick is an actor and former basketball player. Sam is a singer by profession.
Brennan was living in Burbank, California, where she passed away in her home due to bladder cancer, on July 28, 2013.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Eileen Brennan, the Georgetown University alumnus, started her career as a television show actress, but soon began grabbing roles in films to become a movie star. Eileen, who was born in Los Angeles, is most notably known for portraying the character, Captain Doreen Lewis, in the film, 'Private Benjamin'. She repeated the same role in a television adaptation and won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Brennan started her acting career when she was still at university, with a stage production of 'Arsenic And Old Lace'.
She made her film debut with 'Divorce American Style'. Eileen also acted in 'Clue', a mystery-comedy and played a minor role in 'Jeepers Creepers'. Brennan has also acted in a number of television shows, including 'Taxi', 'Newhart', 'Thirtysomething', and 'Will & Grace', for which she has won Emmy nominations.

What awards did Eileen Brennan win?

Eileen Brennan was nominated for both BAFTA Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. However, Eileen did not win either of these two awards. She was also nominated for a few more awards, such as Razzie Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and CableACE Awards.
In 1982, Eileen Brennan won a Golden Globe Award for her role in 'Private Benjamin'. Brennan also won the Primetime Emmy Awards in the category Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Or Variety Or Music Series ,for 'Private Benjamin', in the same year.

Eileen Brennan’s Hobbies And Interests

Some of the hobbies of this Emmy nominated actress, were reading, learning, traveling, and photography.

Other Interesting Eileen Brennan Facts And Trivia

  • She broke her leg after falling down from the stage during the production of 'Annie' in 1989. The next year she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she was cured of it successfully.
  • She also had to take a break from work in 1982, as she maintained massive injuries after an almost fatal road accident.
  • In 1981, Mary Steenburgen beat Eileen for the Academy Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress.
  • Brennan was born in California; therefore she passed away in the same city that she was born in.
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