Brittany Murphy Funeral

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A spokesman for Brittany Murphy's husband and family says the actress will be laid to rest at a small, private funeral on Christmas Eve.

Alex Ben Block says the funeral Thursday will be by invitation only at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery.

He says a larger memorial service may be held for the "Clueless" and "Girl, Interrupted" actress early next year.

The 32-year-old actress died after collapsing at her Hollywood Hills home on Sunday. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of death.

Murphy moved with her mother, Sharon, to Los Angeles when she was a teenager to pursue an acting career. She started out in sitcoms and commercials in the early 1990s before achieving starring roles in several films.

Other stars buried at Forest Lawn include Liberace, Bette Davis and Freddie Prinze.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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