Eileen Benjamin, who famously starred as drill captain Doreen Lewis in 1980's Private Benjamin, has passed away at her Burbank, California home following a long battle with bladder cancer. CNN confirmed on Tuesday (30 July) that the actress, real name Verla Eileen Regina Brennan, had died with a representative from her management company revealing that the actress passed away in her home on Sunday (28 July).
Brennan when she appeared in Private Benjamin
"Our family is so grateful for the outpouring of love and respect for Eileen," a statement released by her family earlier today read, adding that she will be long remembered for her warm personality and loving demeanour. "She was funny and caring and truly one of a kind. Her strength and love will never be forgotten. She will be greatly missed by all of us."
Continue reading: Private Benjamin Star Eileen Brennan Passes Away, Aged 80