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ACTRESS EILEEN BRENNAN HAS DIED AT 80

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               Eileen Brennan (Verla Eileen Regina Brennen) 
 
                          (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013)

(AP) – Eileen Brennan, who went from musical comedy on Broadway
to wringing laughs out of memorable characters in such films as
"Private Benjamin" and "Clue," has died.

Brennan’s managers, Jessica Moresco and Al Onorato, said she died
Sunday at home in Burbank after a battle with bladder cancer.

"Our family is so grateful for the outpouring of love and respect for
Eileen," her family said in a statement. "She was funny and caring
and truly one of a kind. Her strength and love will never be forgotten."

Brennan got her first big role on the New York stage in "Little Mary
Sunshine," a musical comedy that won her the 1960 Obie award for
best actress. Along with her "excellent singing voice," her performance
was "radiant and comic," said a New York Times review.

"Private Benjamin" brought her a supporting actress nomination for an
Oscar. She also won an Emmy for repeating her "Private Benjamin" role
in the television version and was nominated six other times for guest
roles on such shows as "Newhart," "thirtysomething," "Taxi" and "Will
& Grace."


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EDD ‘’KOOKIE’’ BYRNES IS 80 TODAY

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Edd Byrnes (Edward Byrne Breitenberger)

Byrnes is known for his starring role in the ABC television series 77 Sunset
Strip
(1958-1964). He also was featured in the 1978 film Grease as television
teen-dance show host, Vince Fontaine, and a single-charted recording artist
with "Kookie, Kookie — Lend Me Your Comb" (with Connie Stevens).

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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1956 publicity photo

When Decca Records offered 9 year old Brenda Lee a recording 
contract, her first record was "Jambayala" backed with "Bigelow
6–200".

lee-03...Brenda Lee for Beverly Keel. (Handout email) 2/15/2008
Brenda Mae Tarpley will be 69 in December

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Ed Donahue

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Seventh Grade in
Austria

The Last Stand European Premiere London: Outside Arrivals

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 66 today

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CARTOON PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1932

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Walt Disney proudly holds the Oscar for “Flowers and Trees”

“Flowers and Trees” was the first Academy Award winning cartoon and the first 
cartoon short to use Technicolor.

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