Many of us were introduced to Brittany Murphy as the awkward tomboy in desperate need of a makeover in "Clueless," loved her as wannabe model Alex, the girlfriend of aspiring rapper Rabbit, in Eminem’s "8 Mile," and were haunted as she whispered "I’ll never tell" in "Don’t Say A Word." But it is Brittany Murphy’s off-screen personality that truly captured America’s heart. The world mourned the actress’ accidental death, caused by a combination of pneumonia, an iron deficiency and "multiple drug intoxication," three years ago. Saturday (Nov. 10), she would have been 35.
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