Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The Big Screen in the Sky
We here at Film Gab are sad to announce that the wonderful character actress Eileen Brennan has passed. The wide-eyed, quirky Brennan got her start in television, but quickly made a name for herself in her first screen outing, The Last Picture Show (1971). She would go on to appear in such memorable films as The Sting (1973), Murder By Death (1976), Clue (1985) and would earn an Oscar nom for her portrayal of tough-as-balls Captain Lewis in Private Benjamin (1981). She was able to accomplish the great feat of creating memorable, funny characters without stealing focus from her co-stars. Today, our focus is on her long and versatile career.