Eileen Brennan appeared as neuortic, chain smoking secretary Angelique McCarthy in the Season 2 episode "The Elevator Story".
|Birthname:||Verla Eileen Regina Brennen|
|Born:||September 3, 1932|
|Birthplace:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Died:||July 28, 2013(aged 80)|
|Deathplace:||Burbank, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||David John Lampson (1968–1974; divorced) 2 sons|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Episodes appeared in|
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|"The Elevator Story"|
|Character played:||Angelique McCarthy|
Eileen Brennan (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013) was a veteran film, television, and theater actress. She appeared as Angelique McCarthy, a rather neurotic, chainsmoking, scatterbrained secretary in the Season 2 episode "The Elevator Story".
Eileen was best 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 CBS-TV series adaptation, winning both a Golden Globe and Emmy for her performance. She received Emmy nominations for her guest starring roles on CBS-TV's Newhart, the ABC series Thirtysomething, Taxi and NBC-TV's Will & Grace.
From 1968 to 1974, Brennan was married to David John Lampson, with whom she had two sons: Patrick (formerly a basketball player, now an actor, e.g., in NBC's The Black Donnellys) and Sam (a singer). Brennan was a breast cancer survivor, and in addition to the 1985 car crash which crushed her legs and an eye socket, had fallen from the stage in 1989 during a production of Annie, breaking a leg.
Brennan died at her home in Burbank, California on July 28, 2013, of bladder cancer. She was 80. Her Private Benjamin co-star Goldie Hawn said she was a "brilliant comedian, a powerful dramatic actress and had the voice of an angel." She is survived by her sons, Sam and Patrick, and by two grandchildren and her sister, Kathleen Howard.
- ↑ Actress Eileen Brennan Dies at 80, by Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, July 30, 2013.
- ↑  Co-starring Clue actor and writer and director Michael McKean called Brennan "a brilliant actress, a tough and tender woman and a comic angel". Eileen Brennan of 'Private Benjamin,' 'Clue' dies By Derrik J. Lang, AP Entertainment Writer, Updated 8:21 am, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, San Francisco Chronicle.]
- ↑ Benjamin' star (Eileen Brennan), By Mark Olsen, July 30, 2013, 6:39 p.m., L.A. Times.
- Eileen Brennan at the Internet Movie Database
- Eileen Brennan at the Internet Broadway Database
- Eileen Brennan at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
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