Brittany Murphy

Actress, recording artist Brittany Murphy

Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack, known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American actress and singer. She starred in films such as Clueless, Just Married, Girl, Interrupted, Spun, 8 Mile, Uptown Girls, Sin City, Happy Feet, and Riding in Cars with Boys. She voiced Luanne Platter on the animated TV series King of the Hill. Her final film, Something Wicked, is slated to be released on December 12, 2012.
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This Gallery Director Is Obsessed With Dead Celebrities
NYTimes - about 1 year
By day, Alissa Bennett works at Team Gallery. In her spare time, she creates a zine dedicated to the likes of Judy Garland and Brittany Murphy.
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We're Not So Convinced This Guy Is Channeling The Spirit Of Brittany Murphy
Huffington Post - about 2 years
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Meet Audrey Wollen, The Feminist Art Star Staging A Revolution On Instagram
Huffington Post - about 2 years
During a moment when the facade of social media seems to be cracking, it’s easy to look to Instagram stars and wonder what’s real and what’s fake. Last month, Essena O’Neill, the Australian teenager who racked up more than half a million Instagram followers, quit Instagram after claiming that social media is “not real life.” At first glance, you might scroll through artist Audrey Wollen’s Instagram and see another aspiring model-type. She’s tall, thin and beautiful, which could easily make for the beginnings of Insta-fame. Like O’Neill (and many young women on Instagram), her account is filled with selfies. If you take a closer look, though, you’ll see that she’s not your conventional Instagram “it” girl. Wollen recently posted a painting of a nude young woman staring into a mirror, captioned with, “if u look at paintings of girls and replace each mirror w/ an iPhone in yr head, u will realize that nothing has ever been different.” Overnight, her historical take on selfies an...
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The SWAG Effect: Disordered Eating's Deadliest Myth
Huffington Post - about 4 years
I remember the day Brittany Murphy died. I was at my favorite coffee shop, sipping a non-fat, no-whip latte: my liquid lunch. My mother called as soon as the terrible news exploded my Facebook feed. "Did you hear about Brittany Murphy? Did you see her latest pictures? She looks terrible. She definitely had an eating disorder." See? See, Elizabeth? This is what happens. My mother meant well. I have an abysmal history with food. When I was 21, I weighed 58 pounds and, instead of committing me to another round of inpatient eating disorder treatment, my hopeless, powerless, frustrated friends and family resigned to watch me die. Years later, sipping thin coffee, spinning food porn for a graduate writing workshop, even though I looked normal, I still had lots of issues. I probably always will. "Let Brittany Murphy be warning to her," my mother probably thought. She phoned that afternoon for the same reason she plays Karen Carpenter carols whenever we bake cookies on Christmas...
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Brittany Murphy's Mother: My Daughter Was Not Poisoned
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
In response to recent claims that Brittany Murphy may have died from poisoning, the late actress' mother has written an open letter insisting that there was no foul play involved in her daughter's death. Sharon argues that Brittany's father, Angelo Bertolotti, was not involved in his daughter's life until she began to gain fame in the mid-1990s after TV appearances and her role in Clueless. To even mention that the heavy metals that were listed in his test are in rat poison, leading to articles suggesting Brittany ingested that or anything like it, is absurd.
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Brittany Murphy poisoning claim problematic: toxicologist
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
A prominent toxicologist says a lab report speculating that Brittany Murphy was poisoned by no means proves she was murdered. He also said hair treatments could account for heavy metals found in a sample of her hair.
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Rat poison or hair dye? Experts disagree over analysis of Brittany Murphy’s hair, four years after her death
Fox News - over 4 years
FOX411 was the last news outlet to interview Brittany Murphy, just days before her death in 2009.
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Reports: Brittany Murphy may have died from poisoning
CBS News - over 4 years
Murphy's father says a new toxicology report indicates the late actress may have ingested toxic metals used in rat poison
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brittany Murphy
  • 2009
    Age 31
    On December 24, 2009, Murphy was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.
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    At 8:00 AM on December 20, 2009, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to "a medical request" at the Los Angeles home Murphy and Monjack shared.
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    In December 2009, Murphy died of pneumonia and anemia at the age of 32.
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    In November 2009, Murphy left the production of The Caller, which was being filmed in Puerto Rico, and was replaced by Rachelle Lefevre.
    In 2009, she was cast in the Lifetime TV movie Tribute, as the main character, Cilla.
  • 2007
    Age 29
    In May 2007, Murphy married British screenwriter Simon Monjack in a private Jewish ceremony in Los Angeles.
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  • 2006
    Age 28
    On June 6, 2006, Murphy and Paul Oakenfold released the single "Faster Kill Pussycat", from the album A Lively Mind.
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    She returned to voice acting with the critically acclaimed 2006 animated feature Happy Feet, as Gloria Penguin.
  • 2005
    Age 27
    Once engaged to talent manager Jeff Kwatinetz, Murphy became engaged to Joe Macaluso in December 2005, a production assistant she met while working on the film Little Black Book. In August 2006, they ended their engagement.
  • 2003
    Age 25
    Film critic Roger Ebert frequently acclaimed Murphy's acting talent and comedic timing, giving good reviews to several of her films and comparing her to Lucille Ball: As for Brittany Murphy, for me, it goes back to the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards where Murphy was assigned to present one of the awards.
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    In 2003, she starred in the romantic comedies Just Married and Little Black Book (2004) and the critically acclaimed Sin City (2005).
  • 2002
    Age 24
    In late 2002, Murphy began dating Ashton Kutcher, her co-star in Just Married.
  • 1997
    Age 19
    She also voiced the character Luanne Platter on Fox's animated sitcom King of the Hill for the entirety of the show's run from 1997 to 2009, and Joseph Gribble until the fifth season.
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    Murphy made her Broadway debut in 1997, as Catherine, in a revival of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge opposite veteran actors Anthony LaPaglia and Allison Janney.
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    She made her stage debut in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in 1997, before appearing as Daisy Randone in Girl, Interrupted (1999) and as Lisa Swenson in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).
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  • 1982
    Age 4
    Murphy attended Verne Fowler School of Dance and Theatre Arts in Colonia, New Jersey, in 1982.
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  • 1977
    Born on November 10, 1977.
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