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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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Simon Monjack -- Death Clue in Voicemail

Simon Monjack -- Death Clue in Voicemail

TMZ has learned law enforcement officials are investigating a mysterious clue in the Simon Monjack death case -- a curious voicemail that Simon left on his own cell phone. Sources close to the… READ MORE >

Simon Monjack's Secret -- Kids

Simon Monjack's Secret -- Kids

TMZ has learned ...a laptop computer has unearthed a secret Simon Monjack carried to his death -- he had two kids.Simon's mom, brother and therapist stayed at Simon's home last week with Brittany… READ MORE >

- 1653 days ago
Simon Monjack -- Cause of Death Still a Mystery

Simon Monjack -- Cause of Death Still a Mystery

We just obtained the death certificate of Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack ... and the cause of death has not been determined.According to the document, the cause of death is… READ MORE >

- 1664 days ago
Simon Monjack -- The 911 Call

Simon Monjack -- The 911 Call

TMZ has obtained the 911 call made on the day Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, was found dead in his home. The call was made by Brittany's mother, Sharon. She can be heard at one point… READ MORE >

- 1670 days ago
Simon Monjack -- Possible OD

Simon Monjack -- Possible OD

Law enforcement sources tells TMZ there are signs Simon Monjack may have died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.One well-placed source says, "There were a number of pill bottles on… READ MORE >

- 1673 days ago
Brittany Murphy's Husband Found Dead

Brittany Murphy's Husband Found Dead

Simon Monjack, widower of Brittany Murphy, was found dead late Sunday night at his home in the Hollywood Hills -- the same home where his wife Brittany Murphy collapsed and eventually died five… READ MORE >

- 1673 days ago
Brittany Murphy's House Off the Market

Brittany Murphy's House Off the Market

Brittany Murphy's house -- the one in which she died -- is no longer for sale ... and it's all because her mom felt uncomfortable showing the property with Brittany's stuff still inside, this… READ MORE >

- 1722 days ago
Brittany Murphy -- The Presciption List Goes On

Brittany Murphy -- The Presciption List Goes On

TMZ has learned Brittany Murphy used her own name -- besides the alias Lola Manilow Murphy -- to secure an array of prescription drugs.Sources tell us between 2003-2009, Brittany had scores of… READ MORE >

- 1737 days ago
Brittany Murphy -- Hundreds of Pills a Month

Brittany Murphy -- Hundreds of Pills a Month

TMZ has learned Brittany Murphy received no fewer than 200 pills every month from January 2008 through August 2009 ... and sometimes as many as 400. As we first reported, Murphy used an alias --… READ MORE >

- 1738 days ago
Brittany Murphy -- 'Accident' Waiting to Happen

Brittany Murphy -- 'Accident' Waiting to Happen

A Los Angeles pharmacy owner tells TMZ he cut off Brittany Murphy, Simon Monjack and Sharon Murphy just months before Brittany's death because he "thought there was going to be an… READ MORE >

- 1739 days ago

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