The world deflates a little every time we lose someone from Clue. The Hollywood Reporter says that Eileen Brennan floated off to the little girl’s room in the sky on Sunday. Eileen’s publicist said that she died of bladder cancer at her home in Burbank. Eileen was 80.
Eileen Brennan (born name: Verla Eileen Regina Brennen) was in The Sting, Murder by Death, White Palace, The Last Picture and she got an Oscar nomination for playing the hot, not-the-one drill captain Doreen Lewis in Private Benjamin. Eileen played Captain Doreen Lewis again in the Private Benjamin TV show starring Lorna Patterson. The show only lasted a couple of seasons, but Eileen got an Emmy out of it.
Rest in peace, Mrs. Peacock.