Eileen McKenney

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Eileen McKenney (1914–40) was the sister of the writer Ruth McKenney and the inspiration for Ruth's book My Sister Eileen (1938). It was adapted as a Broadway play in 1940, filmed in 1942 and 1955 by Columbia Pictures, and adapted into the Broadway musical Wonderful Town (1953). There was also a TV series My Sister Eileen (1960–61).

McKenney was married to American writer Nathanael West. On 22 December 1940, she died, age 26, with her husband in a car crash, near El Centro, California, when West ran a stop sign. They had been on a hunting trip in Mexico.