Transcript for Instant Index: Actress Eileen Brennan Dead at Age 80
Our "instant index" begins with a dare devil in the wisconsin skies. A 53-year-old former pieter pilot flying 119 mile per hour in a homemade jet suit made of kevlar powered by four engines. He designed it himself. There he is flying a few feet away from a b17 bomber. No big deal he says. It feels a little like skiing. This must have felt like the end of days. A tornado from the inside out. Bearing down on this building where a man huddles inside. His camera rolling for a home movie he might prefer to forget. It happened in millen but the funnel cloud to be seen 18 miles away and tornados touched down all across italy. We have a passing to note, eileen brennan, goldy hawn's drill sergeant in private benjamin. I don't care. I'm telling you there is no other army. She got afternoon oscar nod for that performance. There he is on laugh in, her first big break. She went on to appear in hollywood classics like the last picture show and the sting. She was 80 years old.
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