Eileen Brennan

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Verla Eileen Regina Brennan
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/03/1932, Virgo
  • Date of Death: 07/28/2013
  • Profession: Actor
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Eileen Brennan Fast Facts:
  • Honed her talent by performing with Georgetown University's Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society.
  • Studied acting in New York; roomed with Rue McClanahan and Macy Janney (Allison Janney's mother).
  • In 1959, appeared in the off-Broadway production Little Mary Sunshine, for which she received an Obie Award.
  • Teamed with director Peter Bogdanovich for multiple films, including The Last Picture Show (1971) and Texasville (1990).
  • Was struck by a car and seriously injured in October 1982.
  • Overcame her injuries and a subsequent addiction to painkillers, resuming her career in 1984.
  • Eileen Brennan Relationships:
  • David Lampson - Ex-husband
  • Patrick Lampson - Son
  • Jean Manahan - Mother
  • John Brennan - Father
  • Samuel Lampson - Son
  • Eileen Brennan Awards:
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1980 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1983 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1972 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States; attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, New York, United States

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