Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Um....

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I know I'm showing my ignorance here but who's Brittany Murphy?
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16 comments:

Bandobras said...

Well first of course I thought it was the skanky ex mouseketeer. Wrong!
Then I checked a bit farther and realized it is a cross between a French hunting spaniel and an Irish setter named Murphy.

Dumdad said...

That was my first reaction when I read of her death! The name sounds like I should know who she is but I don't. That is I didn't but I do now. And now it's too late.

Jeaux said...

Dunno. After Spears I lost track of the Brittanys.

Hagelrat said...

she pre dates spears. She was the hapless project in Clueless and she was excellent in Don't Say a word which is a superb film. She was a very popular and excellent actress although not as well known as some. I don't remember any scandals so I guess maybe that's why she is less well known.

VioletSky said...

that was my first thought, too. I felt a little clueless.

pinklea said...

The name means nothing to me either, nor does the photo - and I've seen "Clueless". Sigh. My age must be showing.

lime said...

lol, i had the same reaction, though i am sorry for her family.

GooseBreeder said...

No idea but sad when anyone young dies especially in sad circumstances.Happy Christmas!

secret agent woman said...

No idea. Whay?

mrwriteon said...

May I join you in your blissful ignorance. I'd never heard of her, either. Then somebody at the office yesterday mentioned a couple of her movies. Sorry, I had to blank out on those, too.

Susan Tuttle said...

oh, yes, an actress. i can't remember what she starred in, but i remember i liked her. Funny, i first heard about both her death and Michael Jackson's death on your blog.

Merry Christmas!

Jazz said...

Hey All - Glad to know I'm not alone in my ignorance....

And SAW - Because she's dead. Overdose or something...

Warty Mammal said...

I had the same reaction. My husband then listed a number of things, only one of which I could place: Luanne, Hank Hill's niece, on King of the Hill.

geewits said...

I knew who she was because she was on a kick ass classic episode of Frasier and I recognized her from the movie Clueless when she was on Frasier. Plus she was tabloid news at one point when she was unceremoniously dumped by Ashton Kutcher (maybe that was after he met Demi?). But then I'm a TV/Movie junkie and always know who everbody is.

Jocelyn said...

Praise you for having just the black little heart I need right now, for I can answer this honestly: she's the non-talented starlet who has driven me CRAZY any time I've ever seen her mug in a magazine or on tv. She seemed like nothingness under hair dye, and something about her very being always icked me out.

Um, signing off now.

paula said...

Word verification: "embrock". I'm liking that.

Brittany Murphy. Funny, but they did a parody of her on SNL just a few weeks ago. Paul said the same thing that night: "Who's Brittany Murphy...?". I didn't know what to tell him other than that she was another one of those young actresses that we aren't up on. I did like her in Clueless (or maybe it was just because I liked the movie in general and no particular actors botched it up for me). Still, sad to die so young.