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Brittany Murphy's last film 'Something Wicked' gets release date

Brittany Murphy's last film 'Something Wicked' gets release date

March 18 (UPI) -- Brittany Murphy's last film {i:Something Wicked} will be released four years after the actress' death.
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Brittany Murphy's mother blasts father's foul play claim

Brittany Murphy's mother blasts father's foul play claim

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Brittany Murphy wasn't a victim of foul play, nor did she die from heavy-metal poisoning as her estranged dad suggested, her mother, Sharon, said.

Lab report indicates Brittany Murphy, husband possibly poisoned

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A lab hired by the father of Brittany Murphy says it found heavy metals in the hair of the late actress, possibly indicating she and her husband were poisoned.
Brittany Murphy could have been poisoned, new report says

Brittany Murphy could have been poisoned, new report says

Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Brittany Murphy's father had toxicology tests performed on her remains.
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Bates quietly battled ovarian cancer in '03

Bates quietly battled ovarian cancer in '03

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Kathy Bates says she kept her battle with ovarian cancer quiet in 2003 because she felt it was something she needed to face on her own.
Lawsuit blames mold for Murphy's death

Lawsuit blames mold for Murphy's death

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Brittany Murphy's mother has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles suggesting toxic mold in the actress' home might have contributed to her Dec. 20, 2009 death.
Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Australian director George Miller says pop star P!nk felt much better about acting for the first time in his animated penguin picture "Happy Feet Two" after she heard how badly her co-star Brad Pitt sings.
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'Sin City' sequel in the works

'Sin City' sequel in the works

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are collaborating with writer William Monahan on a sequel to their hit film "Sin City," The Hollywood Reporter said.

Brittany Murphy's old home goes to auction

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Court documents say the Hollywood Hills home where actress Brittany Murphy and her husband both died will be auctioned Monday.
Brittany Murphy's mom penning memoir

Brittany Murphy's mom penning memoir

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Brittany Murphy's mother has confirmed she is writing a memoir about the U.S. actress, who died last December.
Monjack died of anemia, pneumonia

Monjack died of anemia, pneumonia

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Wednesday screenwriter Simon Monjack died of acute pneumonia and severe anemia in May.
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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, Abandoned, was released direct-to-video on August 24, 2010.

Brittany Anne Murphy was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 10, 1977. Her parents, Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo 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. 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." Murphy's mother is of Irish and Eastern European descent and her father is Italian American. She was raised a Baptist and later became a non-denominational Christian. She had two older half-brothers and a younger half-sister.

Brittany Murphy attended Verne Fowler School of Dance and Theatre Arts in Colonia, New Jersey, in 1982. At the age of four, she continued to train in singing, dancing, and acting until her move to California at 13. 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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