Eileen Brennan is an extremely gifted & versatile actor who is able to produce dramatic depths, like her bone-tired, but amiable waitress in The LastPicture Show (1971), a role she reprised in the sequel Texasville, or comedy heights, such as her tough, masochistic drill captain in Private Benjamin (Oscar nomination 1980), Eileen Brennan managed to move from a lovely musical comedy ingénue (She played the title role in Little Mary Sunshine & was the original Irene Malloy in Hello,Dolly! with Carol Channing) to a well respected film & TV character actress within a decade's time. In 1982, with her Hollywood career in full gear, after a dinner out with Goldie Hawn, she was struck by a car while crossing the street in Hollywood. With courage & spirit, she recovered from her extensive facial & leg injuries, & returned to performing. The unsinkable Ms Brennan survived a bout of alcoholism, an addiction to pain killers following the accident & she is a breast cancer survivor & activist. I love her singing voice (try the underrated At Long Last Love) & her trademark acid retorts perfectly demonstrated is her roles in The Sting & Murder By Death, a favorite of mine- as Zandra, the disparaging acting coach, on Will & Grace. She is a long time favorite of the Husband's.
I am a mid-20th century gay man still trying to get a handle on how to live life with meaning. I live in Portland Oregon with my husband/partner of 32+ years & the terriers: Lulu & Junior.
As an actor I have been in over 150 full stage productions, 12 films/TV, over 50 commercials & voice overs.
Our home & garden in Seattle (1981-2001) were published several times & were featured in a "coffee table" book- Flea Market Decorating by Meredith Press. That garden was on the Seattle Art Museum's Tour Of Artists' Gardens in 1999.
We moved to Portland in a fit of middle age anxiety in 2001.
We spend our time & money working on our house & garden in a working class bungalow, in a working class neighborhood.
The old-ball-& chain & I are thought to be a little nutty. ME:
cocktail drinker, tree hugger & seeker.
Kinsey 6, Myers-Briggs ENFJ, Capricorn/Snake