Rest in Peace – Eileen Brennan

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Rest in Peace - Eileen BrennanThe film community has lost another valued one of its own as the lovely and Oscar-nominated actress Eileen Brennan has passed away at age 80 in Burbank, California, after a long battle with bladder cancer.

Eileen’s most celebrated role will always be that of Capt. Doreen Lewis in 1980’s Goldie Hawn vehicle Private Benjamin, and of course who could possibly forget her portrayal of Mrs. Peacock in 1985’s Clue? While those roles were rock solid, horror fans will always remember Ms. Brennan as the delightfully crazy cat lady in 2001’s Jeepers Creepers as well as her standout role in HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt” during the “Till Death Do We Part” episode in Season 5 as Ruth Sanderson.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Eileen’s friends, family, and constituents. You’ll always remain one of a kind, Ms. Brennan. You will be missed.

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You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

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