Brittany Murphy was born in Atlanta, Georgia in November of 1977. She demonstrated talent and a personal magnetism and charm at an early age. She was also a talented singer. Her mother moved the two of them, her parents had divorced when Murphy was two, to Los Angeles in part so that the young performer could pursue her career there. The world is now aware of Brittany Murphy due to the unseemliness and tragic nature of her death and most people associate her with Los Angeles though residents of Atlanta known she was one of their own. Even the tourists who may have heard about her death in the lounge or lobby of an other wise quiet Atlanta hotel may have been surprised to discover she was from that city.
Murphy stared in several Hollywood films during her short but successful career. She first gained popular attention for her appearance in the film Clueless, though she had appeared on various television series prior to that role. Clueless was a comedy and was released in 1995. It was loosely based on the Jane Austin novel Emma, though the stress on this is loosely. Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash were two other stars of this comedy with lots of summer backyard play. The film was not a huge commercial or critical success though it did inspire a television spin off as well as a book series.
Girl, Interrupted was the first film in which Murphy was strongly recognized for her skill and performance. It was released in 1999 and starred Winona Rider and was directed by James Mangold. Angelina Jolie also gained enormous attention as the troubled Lisa Rowe who was a resident in the mental institution in which Rider was admitted. Murphy played another girl in the institution, Daisy Randone, who was a pathological liar. The film was based on a memoir by the same name written by Susanna Kaysen. In her book Kaysen tells the stories and experiences she encountered during her time in a psychiatric hospital in the 1960s. Kaysen was diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder.
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Boys' Night Out
With the spring and summer time festivals in the city of Toronto, Canada it is no wonder that many people are choosing to relocate to the city with the help of TransGlobe Property Management. The company will find the best location to suit your needs, and to locate your home or your business in the heart of it all. Winters in this city are difficult, but with a difficult winter comes a culture that explodes as soon as the first signs of great weather begin to bud.
After my first winter in Chicago, I was a bit amazed to hear the first beautiful day. Meaning, this came in the form of people driving their cars with their windows down and the radio blasting. By the end of my second winter in the city, I did the same thing. Winter, a true and serious, snow filled winter is great at first snow fall, but when it continues on for months, people get a bit bottled up, in their houses or in their coats and scarves and hats. So come the first sign of spring, it all gets released. This is the same in Toronto, as the festivals begin in June and continue on through the warmer summer days. Businesses in the area, managed by TransGlobe Property Management, spring to life as the Pride Week and Fringe Festivals get underway.
Pride Week fills the city with rainbows and the Fringe Festival, carrying on the traditions of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, will fill your calender with many avant garde and innovative theatrical performances. Boy’s Night Out happens in July, and gives the men who smoke cigars and drink whiskey, and the women who do too, an outlet to let it all hang out. This is also a charitable event, donating the proceeds to the research in prostate cancer, which draws many from far and wide to participate in the fun, the fun that goes to a great cause. In sum, the city of Toronto has much to offer all year through, and will always amaze and delight those who chose to make it their home.
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