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Wendie Jo Sperber dies of cancer

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 1st 2005 7:21AM

Wendie Jo SperberSperber was in her 40s and best known for her role on Bosom Buddies, where she played Amy Cassidy, the woman with a crush on Peter Scolari's character. Sperber was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997.

Besides her role on the Tom Hanks comedy, she also starred in the Back to the Future movies (she played Michael J. Fox's sister), 1941, Corvette Summer, Bachelor Party, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, and the TV shows Private Benjamin and Hearts Afire. She also had a ton of guest roles, including Will and Grace, 8 Simple Rules, JAG, Married With Children, Home Improvement, Designing Women, and Who's The Boss.

 

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janice rae

What a terrific person the world had in Wendie! In the face of a terrible disease, she thought of the future, a cure and others. A wonderful actress and humanitarian we've lost on earth. God Bless her family and friends during this time. God needed another angel in Heaven. She was one of the chosen on November 29th. God Speed Wendie! With love and admiration, Janice

December 03 2005 at 7:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joel

Wow... that was more of a punch to the gut than hearing about Pat Morita. Wendie was always cast as the "fat friend" in every sitcom she was in... until she dropped a ton of weight in the early nineties, when she was cast as Billy Bob Thornton's girlfriend in "Hearts Afire" (remember that show? John Ritter? Markie Post? Political jokes?). I always thought she was funny, no matter how bad the material was. A great comedic character actress. It's too bad she had to go so soon.

December 01 2005 at 10:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sensitive_man

That sucks! She was a great actor and a beautiful person.

December 01 2005 at 9:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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