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Brittany Murphy

Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack (November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009), 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. Brittany Murphy was born as Brittany Anne Bertolotti in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 10, 1977. Her parents, Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti, divorced when she was two years old, and Murphy was raised by her mother in Edison, New Jersey, where she attended Edison High School. Bertolotti was so estranged from the family that he was not named as the father on the first death certificate. The family later moved to Los Angeles so that Murphy could pursue an acting career. Murphy said her mother never tried to stifle her creativity, and she considered her mother a crucial factor in her later success: "When I asked my mom to move to California, she sold everything and moved out here for me. ... She always believed in me."

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Brittany Murphy's Mom -- The HOUSE Killed My Daughter

Brittany Murphy's Mom
The HOUSE Killed My Daughter

Brittany Murphy's mother claims toxic mold found in Brittany's swanky Hollywood home killed her daughter AND her son-in-law ... and now she wants someone to pay. Brittany died from pneumonia in… READ MORE >

Brittany Murphy -- Change On Death Certificate

Brittany Murphy -- Change On Death Certificate

More than a year after Brittany Murphy's death, officials have finally added her father's name to her death certificate ... after the guy complained he was being blocked from visiting his… READ MORE >

- 1255 days ago
Brittany Murphy House Auction Put on Ice

Brittany Murphy House Auction Put on Ice

Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack's Hollywood death house won't be auctioned off today as planned -- in fact, TMZ has learned, the property could remain in purgatory for another two weeks.The… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Brittany Murphy's House Goes Up for Auction

Brittany Murphy's House Goes Up for Auction

The house both Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack died in has gone into foreclosure and will be auctioned off tomorrow ... this according to court docs.The house, located in the… READ MORE >

- 1326 days ago
Brittany Murphy's Mom ... Booked

Brittany Murphy's Mom ... Booked

Brittany Murphy would have been 33-years-old today -- and to honor her memory, the actress' mother has decided to write a book on her life ... TMZ has learned. In a statement through her rep,… READ MORE >

- 1407 days ago
Sharon Murphy -- 'Disturbed' by Simon's Bed Report

Sharon Murphy -- 'Disturbed' by Simon's Bed Report

Sharon Murphy is lashing out at the L.A. County Coroner's report on Simon Monjack's death -- especially the part that references her sharing a bed with Simon.TMZ broke the story ... according to… READ MORE >

- 1491 days ago
Brittany Murphy's Mom -- Shared Bed with Monjack

Brittany Murphy's Mom -- Shared Bed with Monjack

Brittany Murphy's mother told investigators that she shared a bed with her daughter's husband Simon Monjack after Brittany passed away ... this according to sources close to the investigation. The… READ MORE >

- 1492 days ago
Brittany Murphy, Husband's Deaths -- the Mold Factor

Brittany Murphy, Husband's Deaths -- the Mold Factor

The investigation into Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack's deaths is now being handled by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, TMZ has learned ... and it's all because of mold found… READ MORE >

- 1515 days ago
Simon Monjack Dies From Same Cause as Brittany

Simon Monjack Dies From Same Cause as Brittany

TMZ has learned ... Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, died from acute pneumonia and severe anemia. The L.A. County Coroner found prescription medications in Simon's blood stream but not… READ MORE >

- 1519 days ago
TMZ Live: Oksana, Lohan, and Simon Monjack

TMZ Live: Oksana, Lohan, and Simon Monjack

We took your questions today on everything -- including Sheriff's plans to investigate Oksana Grigorieva for extortion, Lindsay Lohan still getting her prescription meds in jail, and the… READ MORE >

- 1519 days ago

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