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Eileen Brennan

2 September 1932 to 27 July 2013

An American actress equally adept at comedy and drama, Brennan was BAFTA nominated for her performance in The Last Picture Show (1971). Her other movies include Scarecrow (1973), The Sting (1973) and Murder By Death (1976) but she was probably best known for her military role in Private Benjamin (1980).

- Read Eileen Brennan's Guardian Obituary here