Brittany Murphy rocketed to fame in Clueless and got some major acting roles, especially her portrayal of a young psychic in “Don’t Say A Word”, and the amorous object of Mickey Roarke’s affection in “Sin City”. She used her voice talents in the 2006 “Happy Feet” CGI animated hit. Regardless of why she died, she was a very talented actress of her generation and leaves behind some great performances. She was only 32.
Gene Barry will be best remembered for his television roles as Bat Masterson and the suave millionaire Amos Burke of “Burke’s Law”, which won him a Golden Globe in 1965. Barry came to fame after his role in George Pal’s original science fiction classic “War Of The Worlds” and ironically, his last performance was in Spielberg’s remake. He also appeared in “Thunder Road” with Robert Mitchem. Barry went on to star in the television series ,”Name Of The Game” and reprised his Amos Burke character for a couple television movies in the 90′s. He also appeared as Bat Masterson, along with Hugh O’Brian as Wyatt Earp in two television movies. Gene Barry was 90 years old and died on December 10th.