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Old July 31 2013, 05:31 AM   #1
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RIP Eileen Brennan

She passed away a couple of days ago, in Burbank, CA.

She was one very funny lady, starring in The Sting, Private Benjamin, and Clue. But my favorite role was Murder by Death--a funny movie made better if you're familiar with old-style movie detectives. So many great lines by just about every character. Imdb it, rent it, buy it, whatever. You owe yourself a good laugh, and she and the other actors will provide it.
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Old July 31 2013, 05:46 AM   #2
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Re: RIP Eileen Brennan

She was a great comedienne and one hell of a broad.

RIP.
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Old July 31 2013, 09:46 AM   #3
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Re: RIP Eileen Brennan

When I was a kid, she was one of those character actors who was everywhere. She was always the same, yet always somehow different, and always great.

RIP, Eileen.
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Old July 31 2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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Re: RIP Eileen Brennan

<can't remember her, Google images is my friend>

Awww, she was great! The Sting is a favourite film, she was really good in that! Damn shame.

They're all going.
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Old July 31 2013, 04:50 PM   #5
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Re: RIP Eileen Brennan

Best thing about Private Benjamin.
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Old July 31 2013, 07:04 PM   #6
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^Very true.
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Old July 31 2013, 07:45 PM   #7
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She was so great in so many things. RIP
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Old July 31 2013, 10:07 PM   #8
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Clue is one of my favorite films. I'm sad to hear this news.
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Old August 1 2013, 02:33 AM   #9
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Old August 2 2013, 12:37 AM   #10
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Re: RIP Eileen Brennan

It's on right now. Tim Curry was really being used to try to get the energy up. I liked him, but they made his character a bit too frantic. Playing Franknfurter really limited his future.

See "Murder By Death" to see how thie could've been played--a lot of quirky characters not really going anywhere and faced with dead bodies...in a comedy.
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Old August 4 2013, 03:11 AM   #11
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Re: RIP Eileen Brennan

Rest in Peace
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Old August 4 2013, 06:35 PM   #12
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I saw Private Benjamin the TV show before I saw the movie (it was rated R), and she was by far the best part of the series. She was always memorable, a pleasure to watch. RIP.
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Old August 5 2013, 10:11 PM   #13
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J.T.B. wrote: View Post
I saw Private Benjamin the TV show before I saw the movie (it was rated R), and she was by far the best part of the series. She was always memorable, a pleasure to watch. RIP.
She was great in Private Benjamin for sure.
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Old August 6 2013, 05:06 PM   #14
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I just hear her say "Ju-dy Ben-ja-min" all cutesy.
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