Jennifer Arnott Wiki – Jennifer Arnott Biography
Jennifer Arnott is best known for being the wife of veteran Tommy Boy actor Brian Dennehy. The Hollywood star died on April 15th in Connecticut as per TMZ. He was 81 years old. The actor, whose career spanned five decades, died of natural causes. There will not be an autopsy.
Jennifer Arnott & Brian Dennehy
Dennehy and his wife Arnott celebrated their wedding in 1998 and had been together for more than 30 years.
In a 1999 interview with College Columbia, Dennehy joked that he and Arnott lived on a farm in “the unfashionable part” of Connecticut. “My neighbors have refrigerators on their porches, wear camouflage and drive pick-ups,” he told the publication. “There’s not an espresso machine within 50 miles, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Big Bird is the other celebrity in the area, and as far as I’m concerned he’s No. 1.”
When he was younger, Dennehy once said that focusing on women and drink was something he used to do when he was a self-described “functional alcoholic.”
“I have an obsessive personality,” he told Life magazine in 1990, as noted by Columbia College Today. “With one substance or another, I can go from stage A to stage F in addiction in about a week and a half.”
In an interview with the New York Times, the actor once told said that he didn’t throw “your typical L.A. parties, where everyone sips a little wine and goes home at 10 o’clock. At my parties, the sheriff’s department comes three or four times a night.”
At a young age, he would hire a chauffeur to take him and his friends to bars on St. Patrick’s Day. “Invariably we would wind up with the driver drunk and someone else having to drive,” he said. “But that was in my callow youth, which is long gone.”
Jennifer Arnott Children
They had two children together, Cormac Dennehy and Sarah Dennehy. Dennehy has three children from his first marriage to Judith Scheff. They were married from 1959 to 1974. Brian and Judith had three children together, all daughters. Their children were Elizabeth Dennehy, Kathleen Dennehy, and Deirdre Dennehy.
The veteran actor hadn’t talked much about his past relationships. He told Columbia College Today that he regretted not being around enough to raise his oldest three children, but was enjoying the chance to get to know his grandchildren.
Brian Dennehy Career
The actor, who got his start in Hollywood in the 70s and was best known for TV shows like “M*A*S*H, Kojak, Lou Grant and Dallas. In 1981, he landed a recurring role on Dynasty.
His breakout movie role was as Sheriff Teasle opposite Sylvester Stallone in the 1982 Rambo film, “First Blood.” His most notable comedic role was playing Big Tom Callahan in the 1995 Chris Farley film “Tommy Boy.” Other notable films roles included appearing in “Gorky Park,” “Sliverado,” and “F/X” and its sequel.
In 2001, Dennehy won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor for the film Death of a Salesman. He was also a theater actor who won two Tony Awards. One was for the theater version of Death of a Salesman, and the other was in 2003 for Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
His most recent acting roles are in The Blacklist or voicing the character Django in Ratatouille.
Brian Dennehy Death and Cause of Death
Dennehy died on April 15, 2020, of cardiac arrest due to sepsis at his home in New Haven, Connecticut.
News of the actor’s death came via his daughter’s Twitter page, and she also gave a window into his cause of death.
Elizabeth Dennehy wrote on Twitter on April 16, “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related. Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed by his wife Jennifer, family and many friends.”
It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not COVID-related. Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed by his wife Jennifer, family and many friends.
Celebrities and fans alike took to social media to offer tributes to Dennehy. “Just devastated to learn that the magnificent Brian Dennehy has died. They is no one i enjoyed working with more. And there are few friends as valued in my life. I took this photo backstage when we were in Love Letters. He loved my pup Bowie,” wrote actress Mia Farrow.
“RIP Brian Dennehy. Brilliant and versatile, a powerhouse actor and a very nice man as well,” read another tribute.
To many people, Dennehy’s name brought back thoughts of Rambo.
To others, it was his role in Tommy Boy that stands out.
“I know he was in way more distinguished stuff, but I always loved Brian Dennehy as Chris Farley’s dad in Tommy Boy. He gave that movie a heart that none of those other 90s SNL movies had,” wrote a fan.
Actress Dana Delaney wrote, “I met Brian in a bar, acted in a movie with him but the stage was what he loved. In rehearsal he said, “This is it, kid.” He was a fellow nutmegger, mick and a Marine. They don’t make his kind anymore..”