- Category : Entertainment-Comedy
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Migration 2
American actress who is the daughter of a doctor and an actress. She took the title role of "Little Mary Sunshine" from 1959-1961 after an off-Broadway debut, for which she received an Obie Award. Her stage roles also included a performance in "The King and I," 1963. Brennan's films include a debut in "Divorce, American Style," 1967, "The Sting," 1973 and "Private Benjamin," 1980. Her performance in the TV series "Private Benjamin," 1981-'83, won her an Emmy Award. A comic genius, she also built up many TV credits.
Brennan married David John Lampson on 12/28/1968; they had two sons and then divorced. She had a bad car accident in which she broke her legs, jaw and skull on 10/28/1982. The accident left her with a dependence on pain killers, which she overcame, along with breast cancer, in June 1988. After recovering from an auto accident, she continued in numerous appearances, 1988-1997.