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Wendie Jo Sperber (1958–2005)

Though she was known best for drawing laughs as whiny, excitable characters throughout her raucous film and TV career, actress/comedienne Wendie Jo Sperber showed a brave, compassionate and humane side in the last years of her life. The Los Angeles-born performer developed a driving passion for acting in her teen years. She went on to attend the ... See full bio »

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 2006 American Dad! (TV Series)
Old Lady / Wendie Jo
- Roger 'n' Me (2006) ... Old Lady / Wendie Jo (voice)
 2003-2005 8 Simple Rules (TV Series)
Louise / Mrs. Wells / Rachel
- The Teachers Lounge (2005) ... Mrs. Wells (uncredited)
- Premiere (2003) ... Louise
- Career Woman (2003) ... Rachel
 2003 My Dinner with Jimi
 2003 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- And a Nightingale Sang (2003) ... Tricia
 2003 JAG (TV Series)
- Standards of Conduct (2003) ... Landlady
 2002 Sorority Boys
Professor Bendler
 2002 A Package for Me (Short)
 2000 Desperate But Not Serious
 2000 Bette (TV Series)
 2000 Pissed (Short)
 1999 Home Improvement (TV Series)
 1999 Maggie (TV Series)
Dr. Scott
- Don't Quit Your Day Job (1999) ... Dr. Scott
 1999 Unhappily Ever After (TV Series)
Ms. Snaylops
- The Artist and the Con Artist (1999) ... Ms. Snaylops
 1999 Will & Grace (TV Series)
- My Fair Maid-y (1999) ... April
 1998 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
 1997 You Wish (TV Series)
- A Real Don Juan (1997) ... Margo
 1996 Big Packages
 1995 Kirk (TV Series)
- S'Wonderbra (1995) ... Saleswoman
 1994 Love Affair
 1994 Fortune Hunter (TV Series)
- Triple Cross (1994) ... Nadine
 1994 Mr. Write
 1992-1993 Hearts Afire (TV Series)
Mavis Davis
- Class Reunion (1993) ... Mavis Davis (credit only)
- Flamingo Summer (1993) ... Mavis Davis (credit only)
- Take My Senate Seat, Please (1993) ... Mavis Davis
- Cold Feet: Part 2 (1993) ... Mavis Davis
- Cold Feet: Part 1 (1993) ... Mavis Davis
 1992 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Wendy Richfield
- Hungry for Love (1992) ... Wendy Richfield (voice)
 1992 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
- Hungry Heart (1992)
- Love Is Hell (1992) ... Carol
 1991 Married with Children (TV Series)
Sandy Jorgenson
- I Who Have Nothing (1991) ... Sandy Jorgenson
 1991 Harry and the Hendersons (TV Series)
Leslie Worth
- George's White Light (1991) ... Leslie Worth
 1990 Partners in Life (TV Movie)
 1990 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
- Micelli's Marauders (1990) ... Lori
 1990 The Image (TV Movie)
Anita Cox
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series)
- The Women of Atlanta (1989) ... Estelle
 1987-1988 Women in Prison (TV Series)
- The Triangle (1988) ... Pam
- I Do, I Don't (1988) ... Pam
- One Hero with Relish (1988) ... Pam
- 52 Pick Up (1988) ... Pam
- Prisoners of Love (1988) ... Pam
 1987 Marblehead Manor (TV Series)
- Madame Butterfat (1987)
 1987 Delta Fever
 1986 Stewardess School
Jolean Winters
 1985 Brothers (TV Series)
- Life's Too Short to Be Delicate (1985) ... Connie
 1985 Moving Violations
Joan Pudillo
 1983 The First Time
 1981 Knots Landing (TV Series)
- Step One (1981) ... Ellie
 1980 Used Cars
Nervous Nona (as Miss Wendie Jo Sperber)
 1980 The Stockard Channing Show (TV Series)
Wendy Simon
- Life Begins at 30 (1980) ... Wendy Simon
 1979 1941
Maxine Dexheimer
 1979 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Susan 'Dinky' Hocker
- Dinky Hocker (1979) ... Susan 'Dinky' Hocker
 1978 Grease
Dancer (uncredited)
 1978 Corvette Summer
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Attended the 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic on September 24, 2005 at the Glen Annie Golf Club in Santa Barbara, California

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I spent many years with low self-esteem, but the cancer has given me the gift of seeing how many people love me. See more »


Upon her death, former TV co-star Tom Hanks deliver a moving tribute to Wendie: "The memory of Wendie Jo is that of a walking inspiration. She met the challenges of her illness with love, cheer, joy, altruism through weSPARK, and an unstoppable supply of Goodness. We are going to miss her as surely as we are all better for knowing her." See more »

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