Eileen Brennan Biography (1938-)

Full name, Verla Eileen Regina Brennan; born September 3, 1938, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of John Gerald (a doctor) and Regina "Jeanne" (a silent filmactress; maiden name, Menehan) Brennan; married David John Lampson, December28, 1968 (divorced, 1974); children: Samuel John, Patrick Oliver. Addresses: Agent: David Shapira and Associates, 15301 Ventura Blvd., Suite 345, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; Agent Gage Group, 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 515, Los Angeles, CA 90069.; Contact: 974 Mission Terrance, Camarillo, CA 91310.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
September 3, 1938
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Eunice, Divorce: American Style, Columbia, 1967
  • Genevieve, The Last Picture Show, Columbia, 1971
  • Darlene, Scarecrow, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Billie, The Sting, Universal, 1973
  • Mrs. Walker, Daisy Miller, Paramount, 1974
  • Come Die with Me, 1974
  • Elizabeth, At Long Last Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Paula Hollinger, Hustle, Paramount, 1975
  • Tess Skeffington/Vilma Normand/Diamond's secretary and mistress, Murder by Death, Columbia, 1976
  • Penelope, The Great Smokey Roadblock (also known as The Last ofthe Cowboys), Dimension, 1976
  • Betty DeBoop, The Cheap Detective (also known as Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective), Columbia, 1978
  • Mother, FM (also known as Citizen's Band), Universal, 1978
  • Captain Doreen Lewis, Private Benjamin, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Mrs. Jefferson, Pandemonium (also known as Thursday the 12th), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1981
  • Gail Corbin, The Funny Farm, New World/Mutual, 1982
  • Mrs. Peacock, Clue, Paramount, 1985
  • Stella, Sticky Fingers, Spectrafilm, 1988
  • Hotel desk clerk, Rented Lips, Cineworld, 1988
  • Miss Bannister, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (also known as Pippi Laangstrump--starkast i vaerlden), Columbia, 1988
  • Judith, It Had to Be You, 1989
  • Mrs. Wilkerson, Stella, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Genevieve Morgan, Texasville, Columbia, 1990
  • Judy, White Palace, Universal, 1990
  • Laura, Joey Takes a Cab, 1991
  • Picture This--The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas, 1991
  • Frieda, I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore, Skouras, 1992
  • Mrs. Randozza, Nunzio's Second Cousin, 1994
  • Sister Margaret, Reckless, 1995
  • Mother Superior, Changing Habits, A-pix Entertainment, 1996
  • Mom, Pants on Fire, Elevator Pictures, 1997
  • Mrs. Randozza, "Nunzio's Second Cousin," Boys Life 2, 1997
  • Pamela "Mimi" Applegate, The Last Great Ride, 1999
  • Moonglow, Latitude 20, 2000
  • The cat lady, Jeepers Creepers (also known as JEEpERs CrEEpers), United Artists, 2001
  • Minnie Hitchcock, Dumb Luck, Desert Rock, 2001
  • Mrs. Cresswell, Comic Book Villains, Lions Gate Films, 2002
  • The Hollow, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Regular, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (also known as Laugh-In), NBC, 1968
  • Verla Grubb, All My Children, ABC, 1970
  • Ma Packer, All That Glitters, syndicated, 1977
  • Felicia Winters, 13 Queens Boulevard, ABC, 1979
  • Kit Flanagan, A New Kind of Family, ABC, 1979-1980
  • Captain Doreen Lewis, Private Benjamin, CBS, 1981-1983
  • Kate Halloran, Off the Rack, ABC, 1985
  • Voice of Miss Dirge, Gravedale High (also known as Rick Moranisin Gravedale High), 1990
  • Voice of Lilith DuPrave, Bonkers (also known as Disney's Bonkers), 1993
  • Miniseries
  • Annie Gray, Black Beauty, NBC, 1978
  • Pilots
  • Kate Halloran, Off the Rack, ABC, 1984
  • Siobhan Owens, Off Duty (broadcast as an episode of CBS SummerPlayhouse), CBS, 1988
  • Agnes, Blossom, NBC, 1990
  • Mrs. Bink, "Anything You Want," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1996
  • Episodic
  • Angelique McCarthy, "The Elevator Story," All in the Family, CBS,1972
  • Dora, "Night of the Wizard," McMillan and Wife, NBC, 1972
  • Anita Wilson, "Blood Relations," Barnaby Jones, 1975
  • Julie Lowring, "A House of Prayer, a Den of Thieves," Kojak, 1975
  • Guest panelist, The Hollywood Squares, 1978
  • "Fans of the Kosko Show," Visions, 1978
  • Ruth MacKenzie, "Thy Boss's Wife," Taxi, ABC, 1981
  • Host, The Shape of Things, NBC, 1982
  • Brenda Babcock, "The Love That Lies," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1987
  • Marion Simpson, "Old Habits Die Hard," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987
  • Mrs. O'Brien, The Cavanaughs, CBS, 1988
  • Corinne Denby, "Draw Partner," Newhart, CBS, 1988
  • Corinne Denby, "The Little Match Girl," Newhart, CBS, 1989
  • Mrs. Shrike, "Touched with Fire," The Ray Bradbury Theatre, USA Network, 1990
  • Agnes, "Blossom Blossoms," Blossom, NBC, 1991
  • Agnes, "Dad's Girlfriend," Blossom, NBC, 1991
  • Agnes, "My Sister's Keeper," Blossom, NBC, 1991
  • Margaret Weston, "Sifting the Ashes," thirtysomething, 1991
  • Wanda, "Heavy Meddle," Home Improvement, ABC, 1992
  • Ruth, "Till Death Do We Part," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1993
  • Loretta Lee, "Dear Deadly," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994
  • Sister Bernadette, Winnetka Road, 1994
  • Joelle Harper, "Mean Streets," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1995
  • Irma, "Are We There Yet?," Thunder Alley, 1995
  • Betty, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," ER, NBC, 1996
  • Betty, "Let the Games Begin," ER, NBC, 1996
  • Betty, "Last Call," ER, NBC, 1996
  • Mrs. Bink, "With a Little Help from My Friends," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1997
  • Mrs. Bink, "Dangerous Liaisons: Part 2," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1997
  • Mrs. Bink, "Says Who?," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1997
  • Dottie McGrail, "Air Judy," Jumanji, 1997
  • Inspector No. 10, "Cheating on Sheila," Mad about You, NBC, 1997
  • Grammy Anderson, "Veronica's First Thanksgiving," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1997
  • Lorreta Betina Rooney, "Downtime," Nash Bridges, CBS, 1998
  • Dolores, "The Last Day of the Rest of Your Life," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999
  • Kyle's grandmother, The Amanda Show, Nickelodeon, 2000
  • Mrs. Bink, "One Hundred" (also known as "Eric's Birthday"), 7th Heaven, The WB, 2001
  • Zandra, "Prison Blues," Will & Grace, NBC, 2001
  • Zandra, "Went to a Garden Potty," Will & Grace, NBC, 2001
  • Zandra, "The Needle and the Omelet's Done," Will & Grace, NBC,2001
  • Mrs. Bink, "That Touch of Bink: Part 1," 7th Heaven, The WB, 2003
  • Marge, "My Fair Larry," Lizzie McGuire, The Disney Channel, 2003
  • Also appeared as Dina, Jack's Place; in Arli$$.
  • Movies
  • The Star Wagon, 1967
  • Amy, Playmates, ABC, 1972
  • Glenda, The Blue Knight, NBC, 1973
  • Baba Goya, Nourish the Beast, 1974
  • Mrs. Lindholm, My Father's House, ABC, 1975
  • Ann Muldoon, The Night That Panicked America, ABC, 1975
  • Carol Werner, The Death of Richie (also known as Richie), NBC, 1977
  • Mary Jensen, When She Was Bad ... , ABC, 1979
  • Marie, My Old Man, CBS, 1979
  • Jessy, When the Circus Came to Town, CBS, 1981
  • Sara Davis, Incident at Crestridge, CBS, 1981
  • Judith, The Fourth Wise Man, ABC, 1985
  • Mrs. Piper/Widow Hubbard, Babes in Toyland, NBC, 1986
  • Sylvia Zimmerman, Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife, NBC, 1987
  • Maude Roberti, Going to the Chapel (also known as Wedding Day and Wedding Day Blues), NBC, 1988
  • Charlotte Raynor, Deadly Intentions ... Again?, ABC, 1991
  • Vicki Martin, Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story (also known as The Rape of Nancy Ziegenmeyer), CBS, 1992
  • Martha Catlin, Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders (also known as Blind Angel and Murder So Sweet), CBS, 1993
  • Minnie Gray, Precious Victims, CBS, 1993
  • Barbara Mannix, My Name Is Kate, ABC, 1994
  • Sada, Take Me Home Again (also known as The Lies Boys Tell), NBC, 1994
  • The Who-Villain, In Search of Dr. Seuss, TNT, 1994
  • Clara Cook, Trail of Tears, NBC, 1995
  • Principal Handel, Freaky Friday, ABC, 1995
  • Tessie, "1996," If These Walls Could Talk, HBO, 1996
  • Board member no. 2, Toothless, ABC, 1997
  • Specials
  • The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1981
  • Aunt Angelique Lane, Kraft Salutes Walt Disney World's 10th Anniversary (also known as Walt Disney World's 10th Anniversary), CBS, 1982
  • Maggie, Lily for President?, CBS, 1982
  • Working, PBS, 1982
  • The Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, CBS, 1984
  • The History of White People in America (also known as The History of White People in America: Volume I), 1985
  • The History of White People in America: Volume II, 1986
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Title role, Little Mary Sunshine, Orpheum Theatre, 1959-1961
  • Anna Leonowens, The King and I, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Merry May Glockenspiel, The Student Gypsy, or The Prince of Liederkranz, 54th Street Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Irene Molloy, Hello, Dolly!, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1964-1966
  • And Where She Stops Nobody Knows, Center Theatre Group, Mark TaperForum, Los Angeles, 1976
  • Gethesemane Springs, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum Laboratory Production, Los Angeles, 1977
  • Triptych, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum Laboratory Production, 1978
  • A Couple of White Chicks Sitting around Talking, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Maxine Faulk, The Night of the Iguana, Morris Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore, MD, 1985
  • Virginia Noyes, It's Only a Play, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1992
  • Mrs. Malloy, Hello, Dolly, New York City, 1996
  • Also appeared in Camelot; Guys and Dolls; Bells Are Ringing; An Evening with Eileen Brennan (one-woman show).
  • Major Tours
  • Annie Sullivan, The Miracle Worker, U.S. cities, 1961-1962
  • Ellen Manville, Luv, U.S. cities, 1967

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