Sunday, December 20, 2009

Another Actress Taken Before Her Time: Brittany Murphy

Another young actress, not much older than our Sharon when she passed, has died.

Both stars when they were very young and beautiful.
Talented young Brittany Murphy has died.  She was only 32 and was recently married.  My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends at this very sad time.

Here is her full biography:

Here are the news reports of her death:

Here are other celebrities discussing their feelings about Murphy:

Both women had great smiles.

A few things below about Murphy remind me of Sharon:

Brittany's mom is named Sharon.  Both had mothers who supported their careers and went out of their way to help their daughters in becoming actresses.  Both women were close to their mothers.

Both were raised in different areas but ended up in California to pursue their dream of becoming an actress.

Brittany was of Italian descent.  When Sharon herself was in Italy many people thought she was Italian, but, however, she was actually American born with some other nationalties mixed in.

Brittany and Sharon were both referred to as sexy.  Sharon often joked about this calling herself "Sexy Little Me."  In 2006, Murphy was voted 36th in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women List, and in May of the same year, Maxim named Murphy #49 on its annual Hot 100 List.

Both had connections to singing: Sharon trained in singing during her studio launch and Murphy had a hit single with "Faster Kill Pussycat", a club and UK popular single.

Both appeared in television commercials and tv shows early on in their careers.

Both demonstrated a versatality and talent for comedy and drama.

Both wanted to have children.  Sharon almost made it and Brittany said she was planning to start a family soon.

Both appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine among others.  Brittany was a cover girl and Sharon was in a section on fashion.

Both have been seen with brunette and blonde hair.

Both had a family member who had breast cancer: Sharon's sister Patti died from it but Brittany's mom is a survivor of the disease.

Brittany wore her own dress and red lipstick to the premiere of "Clueless" (1995) because she didn't know about stylists.  In Sharon's day their was no such thing so she also wore her own clothes and styled her makeup.

Of course, both died tragically.

Many people remember the two actress with the same words used for both:  sweet, loving, beautiful.

Her Clueless co-star Alicia Silverstone said of Murphy: "She was so talented, so warm, and so sweet."

Lindsay Lohan said: "She was a great talent with a beautiful soul."

Jessica Simpson said: "Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of Light to so many people. Her smile was contagious."

Singer Hilary Duff added: "RIP Brittany Murphy forever in our hearts."

Former boyfriend Ashton Kutcher said: "2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon."

People who knew Sharon Tate back in her day could have said the same type of things about her.
 Sorry to make this another comparison article.  I was just shocked to see the MSN headline when I turned my computer on.  It is so sad when someone special dies so young.  I think we all agree on that.  May Brittany and Sharon both rest in peace.

1 comment:

  1. May Brittany rest in peace. It's very sad. She was too young to die. I feel for her family, too.