The Word: ‘Private Benjamin’ star Eileen Brennan has died
Eileen Brennan, star of the Broadway stage as well as films such as “Private Benjamin,” has died. She was 80 years old.
The actress died at home after a battle with bladder cancer, according to People. ”Our family is so grateful for the outpouring of love and respect for Eileen,” her family’s statement said. “She was funny and caring and truly one of a kind. Her strength and love will never be forgotten.”
Brennan made a career out of hilarious supporting roles, often playing characters who were less than sympathetic. Goldie Hawn, Brennan’s “Private Benjamin” costar and close friend, tweeted, “We have lost my old friend Eileen Brennan. No one ever made me laugh more! Now I cry. Please keep singing darling from on high. Rest.”