Monday, December 21, 2009

Brittany Murphy 1977-2009

Brittany Murphy June 2003
Brittany MurphyBrittany Murphy was born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 10th, 1977. Her parents Angelo Bertolotti and Sharon Murphy divorced when Brittany was only 2.Her mother took her to Edison, New Jersey where they lived until in pursuit of her acting career Brittany and her mother moved to Burbank, California. Brittany Murphy began her career performing in regional theater at nine.. By the tender age of thirteen she had secured a manager and began acting in television commercials. Her roles on Murphy Brown and Kid's Incorporated landed her the starring role in Drexell's Class in 1992.The show was to be short lived however, and Brittany moved on to more guest slots on shows such as "Parker Lewis Can't Lose(1992)" and the indie movie 'Family Prayers(1993)'.
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Brittany had another big role in the television series 'Almost Home'(1993). The show lasted only one season. around this time she made an appearance on the teen comedy 'Blossom'(1993) Playing the character of Wendy in a four part episode entitled "Blossom in Paris". It was back to back to guest slots on shows like 'Frasier', 'Party of Five', and Sister, Sister. Her big break came in 1995 when she landed a role in the smash hit "Clueless"(1995) with Alicia Silverstone. After this Brittany made numerous television and movie appearances until she hit another high with the film 'Girl Interrupted'(1999)starring opposite Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder. In the film she played a disturbed woman in a mental hospital in the 1960's.
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Brittany Murphy's career continues to move along with the star taking on different and more challenging roles. She has another string of hits in the early part of the century with films such as 'Riding in Cars with Boys'(2001), '8 Mile' with Eminem,(2002) 'Just Married(2003) with Ashton Kutcher(Whom she dated), and 'Uptown Girls'(2003). Her career got another huge boot when she appeared in the Frank Miller film 'Sin City' the stylized comic book film was directed
by Miller, Robert Rodriguez, and guest director Quentin Tarantino. The film also starred some of Hollywood's biggest actors including Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, and Clive Owen. in 2006 she created the voice of Gloria in the animated feature 'Happy Feet'. She starred in the recently released on DVD film 'Ramen Girl'(2008).
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At the time of her death she had completed work on the films 'MegaFault'(2009), 'Abandoned'(2009), 'Something Wicked'(2010), and 'The Expendables'(2010). Murphy was slated to begin production on the film 'Shrinking Charlotte' in the lead role, and was rumored to have been cast in the Scott Marshall directed movie 'Poor Things' which is scheduled to begin production in 2010.Brittany Murphy will also be remember as the voice of 'Luanne Platter' in 237 episodes of the Fox comedy cartoon 'King of the Hill'. She also made forays in to music. In the 1990's she was the singer in the band 'Blessed Soul'. She covered the Queen song 'Somebody to Love' and Earth, Wind, and Fire's 'Boogie Wonderland'.She provided vocals for the Paul Oakenfold single 'Faster Kill Pussycat'. Murphy starred in Wheatus' video "A Little Respectt" alongside actor Shawn Hatosy. She has also appeared in the music video for Luscious Jackson's "Here" and Tears for Fears' "Closest Thing to Heaven". In addition to all the other work that kept her so busy she even found to become a spokesperson for Jordache Jeans in 2005.
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Brittany Murphy was married to British screenwriter Simon Monjack.
According to reports at 8AM on Sunday, December 20th, 2009 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a medical request at her home. Her mother apparently found the actor unconscious in the shower. She was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival. So far the cause of death is 'Natural Causes' 'but the toxicology reports have not been released at the time of this writing. Some speculation as to the possibility of drug related death circulated after her husband announced that he did not want an autopsy performed on his late wife. Many in Hollywood mourned her passing by doing the most hideous, yet appropriate thing they could do. They Tweeted about her death.
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