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Brittany Murphy

Brittany MurphyBorn: 10-Nov-1977
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Died: 20-Dec-2009
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia [2]
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Clueless

After some experience in theatre and television, Brittany Murphy's first significant role was Brenda Drexell in the Fox sitcom Drexell's Class, playing one of two teenage daughters of quirky teacher Otis Drexell. From there she dabbled in television and moved on to the big screen, starring in such films as Clueless (1995), Girl, Interrupted (1999), and Happy Feet (2006). With music producer Paul Oakenfold she released a 2006 single, "Faster Kill Pussycat", which reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play Chart. Her career was still strong when at the young age of 32 she was pronounced dead from pneumonia, having been found unconscious in her shower at her Los Angeles home.

[1] Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

[2] Pneumonia, with multiple drug intoxication and anemia as contributing factors.

Father: Angelo Bertolotti (racketeer, div. circa 1979)
Mother: Sharon Murphy (survived breast cancer)
Jonathan Brandis (her prom date)
Boyfriend: Ashton Kutcher (2002-03)
Boyfriend: Jeff Kwatinetz (talent manager, broken engagement in 2004)
Boyfriend: Joe Macaluso (backstage film worker, dated and engaged 2005-06)
Husband: Simon Monjack (screenwriter, m. 5-May-2007 until her death, d. 23-May-2010)

    Endorsement of Gap 2001
    Endorsement of Pizza Hut
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Aviophobia, Diabetes

    King of the Hill Luanne Platter (voice, 1997-2009)
    Sister, Sister Sarah (1994-95)
    Drexell's Class Brenda Drexell (1991-92)

    Abandoned (24-Aug-2010)
    Megafault (10-Oct-2009) · Dr. Amy Lane
    Across the Hall (27-Aug-2009) · June
    Tribute (11-Apr-2009)
    Deadline (7-Feb-2009) · Alice
    Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (24-Jun-2008) [VOICE]
    The Ramen Girl (8-Feb-2008) · Abby
    Happy Feet (16-Nov-2006) [VOICE]
    The Dead Girl (7-Nov-2006)
    Love and Other Disasters (9-Sep-2006) · Emily Jackson-Jacks
    The Groomsmen (9-Jun-2006) · Sue
    Neverwas (9-Sep-2005) · Maggie Blake
    Sin City (1-Apr-2005)
    Little Black Book (6-Aug-2004) · Stacy
    Good Boy! (10-Oct-2003) [VOICE]
    Uptown Girls (15-Aug-2003)
    Just Married (10-Jan-2003) · Sarah
    8 Mile (8-Sep-2002) · Alex
    Spun (6-Sep-2002)
    Riding in Cars with Boys (19-Oct-2001) · Fay Forrester
    Don't Say a Word (24-Sep-2001)
    Summer Catch (22-Aug-2001)
    Sidewalks of New York (20-Apr-2001)
    Cherry Falls (29-Jul-2000) · Jody Marken
    Trixie (28-Jun-2000)
    Common Ground (29-Jan-2000)
    Girl, Interrupted (8-Dec-1999) · Daisy
    Drop Dead Gorgeous (9-Jul-1999)
    The Devil's Arithmetic (28-Mar-1999) · Rivkah
    David and Lisa (1-Nov-1998)
    Zack and Reba (1-Oct-1998) · Reba Simpson
    Phoenix (7-Aug-1998) · Veronica
    The Prophecy II (20-Jan-1998) · Izzy
    Falling Sky (1998) · Emily Nicholson
    Drive (18-Oct-1997)
    Bongwater (1997)
    Double Jeopardy (30-Jan-1996)
    Freeway (Jan-1996)
    Clueless (19-Jul-1995)
    Family Prayers (16-Mar-1993)

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