My Sister Sam (1986–1988)

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Comedy about a San Francisco photographer whose teenage sister comes to live with her from Oregon. Most of the action took place in the apartment where the older sister had her photography ... See full summary »

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1988   1987   1986  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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 Samantha 'Sam' Russell (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Dixie Randazzo (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 J.D. Lucas (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Jack Kincaid (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
Rebecca Schaeffer ...
 Patti Russell (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
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Comedy about a San Francisco photographer whose teenage sister comes to live with her from Oregon. Most of the action took place in the apartment where the older sister had her photography studio. Written by Laine Worrix <Worrix@crc.ricoh.com>

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6 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jänniä suhteita  »

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Despite "common knowledge" to the contrary, the show was not canceled because of Rebecca Schaeffer's death. The show had been canceled for a year when she was murdered. See more »

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Referenced in The Golden Girls: Nothing to Fear, But Fear Itself (1987) See more »

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Dawber at her sweetest
25 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Both Mindy and Samantha really were as nice as Shirley Feeney should have been--and certainly as pretty as Shirley. Miss Dawber is unforgettable, reportedly as nice in real life as on both shows. It was nice to see her without Robin Williams' antics (no offense to a great comedian, but they did get a little distracting).

What I really can't forget, a perfect warm-up for her charms, is the theme song, "Room Enough for Two." It was as warmhearted as the WELCOME BACK, KOTTER theme song--this time with a sweet show to match. I haven't heard anyone sing this song since SAM, but the words were among TV's sweetest.


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