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Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Sharon Bertolotti

Birth Date :

November 10, 1977

Birth Place :

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Spouse :

Simon Monjack (screenwriter, 2007 - 20-Dec-09) (her death)

Claim to fame :

As Tai Fraiser in "Clueless" (1995)

Biography


Capable of drawing people's attention through her versatility in portraying various human characters on-screen apart from her unusual beauty, Brittany Anne Murphy indeed is one great young talent Hollywood should be proud to have of. A petite yet energetic performer of Italian, Eastern European, and Irish descent, Britt, so she is usually called, was born as the only child of Angelo Bertolotti and Sharon Murphy on November 10, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her name originally was Sharon Bertolotti, but she later changed it to her current name upon cutting ties with her father who had left the family since his divorce in late 1970s. Raised solely by her mother, the girl spent her early life in Edison, New Jersey where she persistently developed her acting skills in regional theater while attending Herbert Hoover School to then earn appearances in local stage productions of "Les Miserables" and "Really Rosie" at age 9.

Afterwards followed her mother moving to Burbank, California in 1991, where Britt's career in show business began to advance in good pace as for the next few years she wonderfully managed to gain parts in a handful of TV series, like "Drexell's Class" (1991-1992), "Blossom" (1993), also "Sister, Sister" (1994-1995). With this experience, she thus smoothly made transition to big screen feature, securing a supporting role in Amy Heckerling's 1995 effort of "Clueless" alongside Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, plus Breckin Meyer. Beyond expectation, the teen flick surprisingly turned out to be a sleeper hit of that year when it amazingly soared to collect over 56 million U.S. dollar in the box-office, without doubt elevated the striking brunette to vast attention around the country right away which positively provided her larger chance to gain more prominence in the field.

Latest News


Brittany Murphy's Father 'Disgusted' Over Lifetime's Unauthorized Biopic

September 04, 2014 01:00:25 GMT

's father speaks out against Lifetime's biopic of his daughter, saying he's "disgusted and outraged" by the project. Angelo Bertolotti was particularly angry on how he was portrayed as an absent father in "" and how his ex-wife Sharon was seen as the late actress' primary parent.
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'The Brittany Murphy Story' First Trailer Sees the Ups and Downs in the Star's Life

August 23, 2014 06:17:42 GMT

Lifetime doesn't hit the brake in promoting "" despite an objection from 's parents. The network has just released the first trailer for the TV movie, which captures the ups and downs in the star's life.
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Brittany Murphy's Father to Sue Lifetime Over Unauthorized Biopic

August 15, 2014 07:51:51 GMT

's father plans to take Lifetime to court following the network's announcement of a biopic focusing on the late actress. Angelo Bertolotti threatens to sue the network, claiming that he wasn't consulted at all for the TV movie and that Lifetime doesn't have any rights to take artistic liberties with his daughter's life.
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Lifetime Announces Brittany Murphy Biopic Starring Amanda Fuller

August 14, 2014 02:06:31 GMT

's story will be turned into a TV movie. Lifetime has announced a two-hour biopic about the life and death of the late actress and planned to debut it on Saturday, September 6 at 8 P.M.
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Brittany Murphy's Final Movie 'Something Wicked' Gets Trailer

April 01, 2014 08:11:05 GMT

"" has released a trailer, showing 's intense performance in her last feature film. The video gives a sneak peek at a young couple who is looking forward to enjoying their future together but their plans are torn apart by long buried skeletons in each other's past along with a host of new trials.
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Brittany Murphy's Final Film 'Something Wicked' Will Be Released

March 18, 2014 14:33:35 GMT

The last film that shot will be released in theaters four years after her death. "" will debut April 4 in Eugene, Oregon, where it was filmed back in 2009, at the Regal Valley River Center 15.
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Brittany Murphy's Mother Rejects 'Absurd' Poison Claims

November 26, 2013 07:27:25 GMT

's mother, Sharon, has written an open letter to address a recent claim made by the actress' father which suggested that their daughter passed away because of poisoning. The "" star's father, Angelo Bertolotti, recently said that he sent hair, blood and tissues for independent testing and the lab result allegedly showed "heavy metals/toxic elements" which were commonly found in rat poison, pesticides, insecticides etc.
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New Lab Test Reveals Brittany Murphy May Have Been Poisoned

November 19, 2013 07:55:10 GMT

The cause of 's death is in question after a new independent lab test allegedly detected the presence of ten heavy metals/toxic elements in her system. The substances allegedly are commonly found in rat poison, pesticides, and insecticides.
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Brittany Murphy's Death Certificate Changed for Father

April 12, 2011 03:28:12 GMT

's death certificate has been changed to include her father's name after he complained he was unable to visit his daughter's grave. The "Clueless" star passed away in 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest linked to pneumonia and anemia.
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House Where Brittany Murphy and Husband Died Is for Sale

January 31, 2011 03:39:12 GMT

The Hollywood Hills home where and her husband Simon Monjack died within months of each other is set to be sold at auction on Monday, January 31 morning. The "Clueless" star died suddenly in December, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her California residence.
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Brittany Murphy's Mom Blasts Reporter for Death Investigation

January 11, 2011 08:16:53 GMT

The mother of tragic actress has lashed out at a Hollywood Reporter journalist for going public with an investigation into the "Clueless" star's death. Police ruled out foul play in Murphy's December, 2009 death, while Los Angeles coroner's officials ruled the star died from pneumonia, anaemia and a toxic mix of prescription drugs.
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Kaleidoscope 2010: Important Events in Entertainment (Part 4/4)

December 31, 2010 08:51:37 GMT

The last three months of 2010 have one common trait which is getting stronger as the year inched closer to holiday season. Despite reasons to gather with family at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, a lot of celebrity couples chose to split. Meanwhile, the awards season were shaping up with the announcement of nominees and lots of artists were given "the most" and "-est" titles.
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Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2010

December 31, 2010 08:49:38 GMT

Compared to last year, 2010 is 'tamer'. Nothing can beat the shocking meter of 's death in June 2009 or when almost choked to death in February that year. But 2010 does have its iotas, predominantly the splits of high-profiled celebrities which number is higher as it nears the holiday season.
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Brittany Murphy's Mom Pretends She Didn't Die

December 22, 2010 06:42:44 GMT

's mother sometimes "pretends" the actress is still alive - because she struggles to accept the tragic star's "strange" passing a year after her death. The "Clueless" star died suddenly on December 20, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home and her widower, filmmaker Simon Monjack, passed away just five months later.
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Brittany Murphy's Mother Releasing Picture Book

November 11, 2010 02:32:02 GMT

's mother is set to pay tribute to her late daughter in a new biography. The "Clueless" actress passed away in December 2009 from pneumonia, and the tragedy was compounded when her husband, screenwriter Simon Monjack, died just five months later.
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Brittany Murphy's Mum Denies Rumor She's Sleeping With Simon Monjack

August 19, 2010 07:27:12 GMT

Tragic actress 's mum has fired back at reports she slept with her daughter's widower following the death of the star in December last year, insisting the very suggestion she had sex with her late son-in-law is "journalism at its lowest".
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Eminem Shocked at Brittany Murphy's Death

August 03, 2010 08:38:41 GMT

was stunned to learn about the untimely death of his "" co-star , branding the December tragedy "crazy". The "Stan" hitmaker and the "Clueless" actress played lovers in the 2002 hip-hop movie and Eminem admits they became "very close" during filming.
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Mom: Simon Monjack Didn't Empty Brittany Murphy's Account

July 29, 2010 03:32:54 GMT

Simon Monjack's mother has dismissed claims the late screenwriter emptied bank accounts belonging to his wife following her tragic death last year. The Brit died in May just five months after his Hollywood actress wife passed away.
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Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack Not Killed by Toxic Mold

July 27, 2010 07:34:31 GMT

Los Angeles County coroner's officials have ruled out reports mold played a role in the deaths of actress and her husband Simon Monjack. The authorities briefly examined whether toxic mold played a part in the deaths of the couple, who died five months apart - and quickly ruled it out.
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Brittany Murphy's Mother Calls Mold Allegations 'Absurd'

July 27, 2010 04:55:07 GMT

's mother has blasted "absurd" reports suggesting mold in her daughter's marital home may have contributed to the untimely deaths of the actress and her husband Simon Monjack. Health officials at California's Department of Public Health have allegedly launched an investigation into claims the couple's respiratory health could have been affected by the growth of mold in the Hollywood Hills mansion they shared before tragically dying within five months of each other.
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Health Officials Investigating Mould in Brittany Murphy and Husband's Case

July 26, 2010 03:31:05 GMT

Health officials are investigating the deaths of and Simon Monjack over claims mould in their marital home may have contributed to the couple's demise. Authorities at California's Department of Public Health are inspecting the Hollywood Hills mansion the pair shared before tragically dying within five months of each other.
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Simon Monjack Died of Same Causes as Brittany Murphy

July 22, 2010 02:50:06 GMT

The Los Angeles County Coroner has revealed the cause of death of 's husband Simon Monjack. CNN reported that Simon died from pneumonia and severe anemia, the same two causes of the "" star's death.
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Mysterious Call on the Day of Simon Monjack's Death Surfaces

June 28, 2010 07:08:12 GMT

The mystery surrounding 's widow Simon Monjack has just doubled after it emerged the producer and writer left a strange message on his own cell phone answer machine before he died last month.
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Simon Monjack's Mother Accuses Brittany Murphy's Mom of Failing to Help

June 28, 2010 03:53:43 GMT

Simon Monjack's mother has accused 's mum Sharon of ignoring her pleas to call a doctor in the hours before the filmmaker's death. Sharon Murphy found the director unconscious at the Hollywood Hills home he once shared with his late wife in May. Paramedics determined he had suffered a cardiac arrest and pronounced him dead at the scene. The "Clueless" star died in December 2009 after collapsing at the same property.
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Brittany Murphy's Friend: Simon Monjack Wanted to Die

May 31, 2010 09:20:11 GMT

A former friend of has branded the death of the actress' widower Simon Monjack a "blessing", because he was "suffering" and "wanted to die". Monjack's mother-in-law, Sharon Murphy, found him unconscious at the Hollywood Hills home he once shared with his late wife on May 23. Paramedics determined he had suffered a cardiac arrest and pronounced him dead at the scene. The "Clueless" star died at the same property in December 2009.
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Simon Monjack Laid to Rest Next to Brittany Murphy

May 28, 2010 04:07:33 GMT

Husband of late , Simon Monjack, has been laid to rest next to the actress at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles on Thursday, May 27. Monjack was eulogized in the Chapel of the Hills, the same memorial chapel where Murphy was also honored for the last time in December 2009.
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Brittany Murphy's Husband Simon Monjack Was in Need of Heart Surgery Before Death

May 25, 2010 08:47:54 GMT

's widower Simon Monjack was in need of a heart bypass when he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest on Sunday night, May 23. The actress' mother, Sharon, found Monjack unconscious in the master bedroom of the Hollywood Hills home he once shared with his late wife, and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
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Brittany Murphy's Widower Simon Monjack Reportedly Suffered Drug Overdose

May 25, 2010 04:07:39 GMT

Police officials have concluded there was "no foul play" in the death of 's husband Simon Monjack, as reports emerge suggesting he suffered a drug overdose. Murphy's mother, Sharon, found the 39 year old unresponsive on Sunday night, May 23 in the master bedroom of the Hollywood Hills home he once shared with the late actress, who died in December 2009.
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Brittany Murphy's Widower Found Dead, Might Be Suffering Heart Attack

May 24, 2010 08:11:01 GMT

Another sad news comes from 's Los Angeles house. Five months after she died, her husband Simon Monjack faced the same fate. On Sunday, May 23 at around 9:30 P.M., the screenwriter was found unconscious in the master bedroom by his mother-in-law who then called 911.
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Chemist Pulled Out Brittany Murphy's 100 Prescriptions

March 20, 2010 08:02:28 GMT

A Los Angeles chemist is questioning remarks 's widower made about his late wife's drug intake, revealing he stopped serving the couple and the actress' mother over fears "there was going to be an accident".
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