Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan

redmustang
Broadway Star
joined:5/14/03
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/3/11 at 05:50pm
A wonderfully talented character actress, the original Irene Malloy in Hello, Dolly! Jack's acting teacher Zandra from Will and Grace. And such movies as The Sting, The Last Picture Show, The Cheap Detective, and Private Benjamin.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/3/11 at 05:55pm
You leave CLUE out?????

Mrs. Brennan says "shame on you!"
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
husk_charmer
Broadway Legend
joined:10/19/06
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/3/11 at 05:59pm
Or the classic "Murder by Death"
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redmustang
Broadway Star
joined:5/14/03
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/3/11 at 06:00pm
Oh, God! I forgot Clue. Thank you
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/3/11 at 06:02pm
... or At Long Last, Love!

Speaking of ... love, love, LOVE her.

For musical theatre folks here, she's also in the TV/PBS version of the musical "Working." She does the Millworker monologue while Jennifer Warnes sings the (hauntingly beautiful) song.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/3/11 at 07:17pm
I love her in Clue! Happy birthday Eileen!

That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/3/11 at 07:22pm
This thread has made me so happy. I seriously thought Eileen Brennan, whom I love, was no longer living.
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/3/11 at 07:29pm
^ It's Madeline Kahn that passed away. I remember thinking for a long time that it was Mrs. Peacock that passed away, but it was Mrs. White! Sadness.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
Reginald Tresilian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/08
darreyl102
Broadway Star
joined:8/23/08
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/3/11 at 08:18pm
I've heard talks of a clue remake- which i hope NEVER happens. you just can't come close to doing the movie justice. But if one ever was made i could totally see Debra Monk playing Mrs. Peacock as she looks alot like Eileen- only heavier.
broadwaydanwi
Stand-by
joined:2/25/08
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/3/11 at 08:23pm

Happy Birthday, Eileen!

Here's a backstage picture of her from a performance of WHERE'S CHARLEY? in Milwaukee, Wisconsin circa 1968. In the playbill for this production, she was billed as "Eileen 'Sock It To Me' Brennan" from her time on TV's "Laugh-In."

CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/3/11 at 08:44pm
How could anyone forget to mention THE LAST PICTURE SHOW?
EDIT: My dumb ass needs to read the thread more thoroughly. The original OP did mention it. Sorry. I loved her in that film.
Updated On: 9/3/11 at 08:44 PM
Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/4/11 at 02:04pm
"Little Mary Sunshine" anyone? Got to know her a bit when she did "110 in the Shade" at the MUNY ages ago. Incredibly sweet and BUT funny, and wonderful in that production. If it hadn't been for that terrible car accident years ago I bet she'd still be working all the time.
sally1112
Broadway Legend
joined:4/13/04
Happy Birthday Eileen Brennan
Posted: 9/4/11 at 02:14pm
Just watched her as the acting coach in Will and Grace this morning and thought to myself- this broad is just awesome!