David Niven, James Cromwell, Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Elsa Lanchester, Eileen Brennan, James Coco, Richard Narita, and Estelle Winwood in Murder by Death (1976)

David Niven, James Cromwell, Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Elsa Lanchester, Eileen Brennan, James Coco, Richard Narita, and Estelle Winwood in Murder by Death (1976)

Eileen Brennan

Eileen Brennan

Oscar-nominated actress Eileen Brennan died early Sunday, her publicist said. She was 80.

Oscar-nominated actress Eileen Brennan died early Sunday, her publicist said. She was 80.

Eileen Brennan (pic from murder by death)

Eileen Brennan (pic from murder by death)

Eileen Brennan’s 15 Best Moments As Mrs. Peacock In "Clue" My Heros. Oh my goodness she touched Mrs. Whites boob!

Eileen Brennan's 15 Best Moments As Mrs. Peacock In 'Clue'

Eileen Brennan’s 15 Best Moments As Mrs. Peacock In "Clue" My Heros. Oh my goodness she touched Mrs. Whites boob!

Eileen Brennan from Celebrity Deaths: 2013's Fallen Stars  The Emmy-winning character actress, a standout in Private Benjamin, Clue, Murder by Death and more, died July 28 after battling bladder cancer. She was 80.

Eileen Brennan from Celebrity Deaths: 2013's Fallen Stars

Eileen Brennan from Celebrity Deaths: 2013's Fallen Stars The Emmy-winning character actress, a standout in Private Benjamin, Clue, Murder by Death and more, died July 28 after battling bladder cancer. She was 80.

Eileen Brennan (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013) was a smokey-voiced actress who had worked in show business for more than 20 years before gaining her widest attention as a gleefully tough Army captain in both the film (1980) and television (1981-83) versions of Private Benjamin. She was forced to leave the TV series when she was hit by a car and critically injured in Venice, CA. Without her, the series ended in 1983. Her mother was silent film star Regina "Jeanne" Menehan.

Eileen Brennan (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013) was a smokey-voiced actress who had worked in show business for more than 20 years before gaining her widest attention as a gleefully tough Army captain in both the film (1980) and television (1981-83) versions of Private Benjamin. She was forced to leave the TV series when she was hit by a car and critically injured in Venice, CA. Without her, the series ended in 1983. Her mother was silent film star Regina "Jeanne" Menehan.

Eileen Brennan’s 15 Best Moments As Mrs. Peacock In "Clue"

Eileen Brennan's 15 Best Moments As Mrs. Peacock In "Clue"

Eileen Brennan’s 15 Best Moments As Mrs. Peacock In "Clue"

Actress Eileen Brennan in a scene from the movie 'Private Benjamin' which was released on October 10, 1980.

Actress Eileen Brennan in a scene from the movie 'Private Benjamin' which was released on October 10, 1980.

Eileen Brennan (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. Brennan is best known for her role as Doreen Lewis in Private Benjamin for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Eileen Brennan (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. Brennan is best known for her role as Doreen Lewis in Private Benjamin for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Eileen Brennan, July 28, age 80: The "Private Benjamin" actress's battle with bladder cancer ended over the summer. Eileen, who launched her television career in the late '60s, earned an Oscar nomination for her role as Capt. Doreen Lewis in the 1980 film co-starring Goldie Hawn. She reprised her role in the CBS series from 1981 to 1983 -- and won an Emmy and a Golden Globe.BING: What horrible accident did she survive in 1982?FIND: How did the accident affect her permanently?SEARCH: Watch…

Year in Review: In Memoriam 2013

Eileen Brennan, July 28, age 80: The "Private Benjamin" actress's battle with bladder cancer ended over the summer. Eileen, who launched her television career in the late '60s, earned an Oscar nomination for her role as Capt. Doreen Lewis in the 1980 film co-starring Goldie Hawn. She reprised her role in the CBS series from 1981 to 1983 -- and won an Emmy and a Golden Globe.BING: What horrible accident did she survive in 1982?FIND: How did the accident affect her permanently?SEARCH: Watch…

Eileen Brennan from Celebrity Deaths: 2013

Eileen Brennan from Celebrity Deaths: 2013's Fallen Stars

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