Eileen Ryan, mother to Sean Penn, dead at 94


Eileen Ryan, a veteran actress and matriarch of the Hollywood household that features actor Sean Penn, died at her house on Sunday, in accordance to an announcement shared by Penn’s publicist. She was 94.

Ryan would have turned 95 on Oct. 16. No particulars on her reason for dying had been offered.

Ryan appeared in over 60 tv reveals and movies over her decades-long profession, having fun with turns in style fare equivalent to 2002’s “Eight Legged Freaks” and “Feast” in 2005. She additionally appeared in acclaimed movies “Magnolia” in 1999 and 2001’s “I Am Sam.”

Her tv credit embody “The Twilight Zone” in 1960, together with “E.R.”, “Ally McBeal” and “NYPD Blue” some 35 years later.

Ryan, born Eileen Annucci, met her husband, late director Leo Penn, in 1957 in New York City at rehearsals for “The Iceman Cometh,” in accordance to the assertion.

The pair moved in collectively inside per week of assembly, and married just a few months later, the assertion added. Their marriage lasted 41 years till Leo Penn died in 1998.

In addition to Sean Penn, the couple had been mother and father to son Michael Penn, singer of the late ’80s hit single “No Myth,” and late actor Chris Penn, who appeared in high-profile movies together with “Reservoir Dogs” and “True Romance.”

Chris Penn died in January 2006 at the age of 40.


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