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Overview (3)

Born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA
Died in Encino, California, USA  (suicide by gunshot)
Birth NameVicki Jo Omdahl

Mini Bio (1)

Brynn Hartman was born on April 11, 1958 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA. She was an actress, known for North (1994), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) and E! True Hollywood Story (1996). She was previously married to Phil Hartman and Douglas Iver Torfin. She died on May 28, 1998 in Encino, California, USA.

Family (1)

Spouse Phil Hartman (25 November 1987 - 28 May 1998)  (his death)  (2 children)
Douglas Iver Torfin (20 May 1977 - 4 December 1979)  (divorced)

Trivia (12)

Shot and killed herself after shooting and killing her husband, Phil Hartman.
Children by her husband, Phil Hartman, Sean Edward (b. 1989) and Birgen Hartman (b. 1992), were raised by Brynn's sister Katherine and her husband Michael Wright in Eau Claire, Wisconsin after the deaths of their parents.
She would physically abuse her husband Phil. He would show up to work with scratches on his face and spend the night on his houseboat.
She relapsed into cocaine, getting the score from Andy Dick--a fellow user himself.
While Andy Dick was in rehab, Phil Hartman called Dick to ask if it was good to get Brynn into.
She also suspected (incorrectly) that her husband, Phil Hartman, was having an affair.
She was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine on the very last night of her life.
She was working as a Catalina swimsuit model, when she met Phil Hartman on a blind date in 1986.
While married to Phil Hartman, she took acting lessons and looked after their young children. She was trying to be on the same wavelength that her husband was on.
She can also be seen during the early 1990s opening credit sequence of Saturday Night Live (1975), having dinner with Hartman.
His friends remarked that Phil Hartman considered her his "dream girl" and getting married to her was "a fantasy come true".
A friend of her who had known her since she was 19 remarked on her constant changing of her name, "She was always looking to find herself. When I met her, she was Vicki; then she became Vicki Jo, then Brindon and then Brynn. I'd laugh and say, 'Who are you this week?'".

Personal Quotes (1)

She would tell me she felt secluded and totally cut off. I kept trying to get my face on-camera, but the damn director kept telling me to turn away. I was so frustrated.'

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