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Brittany Murphy


Born - 10 November 1977, Atlanta, Georgia
Died - 20 December 2009

Sharply pretty American actress and singer who reached a peak of popularity in the early 2000s, but died from a heart attack at 32. Born Brittany Bartolotti (her father was a notorious gangster who split from her mother when Brittany was tiny), she was an attractive child who got into TV commercials as an early teenager and TV drama at 14. Specialising at first in damaged teens, but later blossoming in romantic comedy, she made her film debut in Family Prayers (1993), but it was the next, Clueless (1995) that really pushed her career forward. Further star roles came in Freeway (1996), Drive (1997), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Don't Say a Word (2001), 8 Mile (2002), Just Married, Uptown Girls (both 2003) and Little Black Book (2004). Her popularity suffered a decline after this, but she continued to be busy in films, including Sin City (2005), Love and Other Disasters (2006),The Ramen Girl (2008), Abandoned (2009) and The Expendables (2010), her last.