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Eileen Brennan (Verla Eileen Regina Brennen)

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Biography

Los Angeles, California, USA
A supremely gifted, versatile player who could reach dramatic depths, as exemplified in her weary-eyed, good-hearted waitress in The Last Picture Show (1971), or comedy heights, as in her sadistic drill captain in Private Benjamin (1980), Eileen Brennan managed to transition from lovely Broadway singing ingénue to respected film and television character actress within a decade's time. Her Hollywood career was hustling and bustling at the time of her near-fatal car accident in 1982. With courage and spirit, she recovered from her extensive facial and leg injuries, and returned to performing... slower but wiser. Read more...

Actor

Character: Eunice Tase

Divorce American Style 1967

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Character: Penelope Pearson

The Last of the Cowboys 1977

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Character: Herself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series & Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards 1981

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Character: Gram Malone

Naked Run 2011

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Character: Mrs. Cherkiss

The Moguls 2005

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Character: Minnie Hitchcock

Dumb Luck 2003

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Character: Joe #1

Toothless 1997

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Character: Mrs. Randozza

Boys Life 2 1997

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Character: Principal Handel

Freaky Friday 1995

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Character: Sister Margaret

Reckless 1995

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Character: The Who-Villain

In Search of Dr. Seuss 1994

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Character: Barbara Mannix

My Name Is Kate 1994

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Character: Minnie Gray

Precious Victims 1993

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Character: Joan Van Etten

The Hollow 2004

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Character: Margaret Weston

Thirtysomething 1987

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Character: Ruth Sanderson

Tales from the Crypt 1989

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Character: Corinne Denby

Newhart 1982

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Character: Angelique McCarthy

All in the Family 1971

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Character: Brenda Babcock

Magnum, P.I. 1980

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Character: Mrs. Piper / Widow Hubbard

Babes in Toyland 1986

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Character: Carol Harris

Insight 1960

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Character: Himself - Actress

The Oscars 2014

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Character: Mrs. Annabelle Shrike

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1985

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Character: Tess Skeffington

Murder by Death 1976

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Character: Paula Tardy

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir 1968

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Character: Siobhan Owens

CBS Summer Playhouse 1987

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Character: Mrs. Lindholm Sr.

My Father's House 1975

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