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At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

2013 saw the sad passings of numerous titans of the entertainment industry, including "Bathing Beauty" star Esther Williams, "All in the Family" matriarch Jean Stapleton, "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine and "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Peter O'Toole.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.
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Actress Eileen Brennan dies of cancer at 80

Actress Eileen Brennan dies of cancer at 80

BURBANK, Calif., July 30 (UPI) -- Eileen Brennan, who starred in "Private Benjamin" and "The Last Picture Show," has died of cancer at her Burbank, Calif., home, her publicist said. She was 80.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 3, 2007.
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Today is Sunday Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2006 with 119 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2005 with 119 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 3, the 247th day of 2004 with 119 to follow.
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Analysis: Emmys are HBO's show

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- When the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the continued dominance of cable -- and HBO i
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Nominees for 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2003 with 119 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2002 with 119 to follow.
By United Press International
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Eileen Brennan
Actress Eileen Brennan holds her Emmy award she received for her part in the TV Show "Private Benjamin." The awards were presented at the 33rd Annual Emmy Awards presentations at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 13, 1981. Her award was for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. (UPI Photo/Bill Hormell/Files)
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Eileen Brennan (born September 3, 1932) is 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. She reprised the role in the TV adaption and won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for her performance. She received Emmy nominations for her guest starring roles on Newhart, Thirtysomething, and Will and Grace.

Brennan was born as Verla Eileen Regina Brennen in Los Angeles, California, daughter of Regina "Jeanne" Menehan, a silent film actress, and John Gerald Brennen, a doctor. Of Irish descent, she was raised Roman Catholic.

Eileen Brennan appeared in plays with the Mask and Bauble Society at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where she was employed. She starred there in Arsenic and Old Lace. Her exceptional comic skills and romantic soprano voice propelled her from unknown to star in the title role of Rick Besoyan's off-Broadway tongue-in-cheek musical/operetta Little Mary Sunshine (1959) and its un-official sequel, The Student Gypsy (1963). She went on to create the role of Irene Malloy in the original Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! (1964). Her feature film debut was in Divorce American Style (1967). She soon became one of the most recognizable (if unidentifiable) supporting actresses in film and television. Her roles were usually sympathetic characters, though she has played a variety of other character types, including earthy, vulgar and sassy, but occasionally "with a heart of gold." A year after her feature film debut she became a semi-regular on the comedy-variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, but stayed for only two months.

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