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Actress died at 94
Hollywood star Sean Penn’s mother has passed away
10/11/2022, 8:55 AM
Eileen Ryan started her career in Hollywood in the 1950s. The actress appeared in many feature films and TV productions. Now the mother of movie star Sean Penn passed away shortly before her 95th birthday. Sean’s brother Michael says goodbye with a photo on Twitter.
American actress Eileen Ryan died a week before her 95th birthday. A spokesperson for the family reports this according to the industry portal “Deadline”. “Variety” and “The Hollywood Reporter” also report that Ryan has passed away.
The mother of musician Michael Penn and actors Sean and Chris Penn died on October 9 at her home in Malibu, California. The cause of death is unknown. “We Lost Mother Yesterday”, confirms Michael Penn on Twitter to an older photo of his mother. The musician also posted a broken heart emoji.
The actress first appeared in movies and television in the 1950s. She appeared in the films “Magnolia” and “The Power Game”. In 1986, she co-starred with her sons Chris and Sean in the movie At Close Range. She also appeared in productions such as “Bonanza”, “Our Little Farm” and “Matlock”. She also had minor roles in series such as “Ally McBeal”, “Emergency Room”, “Matlock” or “Grey’s Anatomy”. Ryan also appeared on Broadway.
Eileen Ryan met director and actor Leo Penn in 1957 during theater rehearsals in New York. The two celebrated their wedding just a few months later. They were married until his death in 1998. The marriage produced their three sons. While the eldest son Michael became a musician, Sean and Chris pursued an acting career. Chris Penn died of heart disease in 2006 at the age of 40.