Goodbye, Mrs. Peacock: Celebrating Eileen Brennan’s 6 Most Memorable Roles

Remembering Eileen Brennan's incredibly career. RIP, Mrs. Peacock; you'll be greatly missed.
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4. Private Benjamin (1980)

Eileen Brennan Private Benjamin

Eileen’s turn as Captain Doreen Lewis earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress—oddly, the only one of her career. She did, however, earn plenty nods and wins at the Emmys and the Golden Globes over the years, many of which were for the sitcom spinoff of Private Benjamin that ran from 1981 to 1983.

Here’s one of the film’s most memorable scenes:


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