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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Season:

2 | 1

Year:

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)  »

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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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The Show was Cut Too Short!
26 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The premise with Pam Dawber, Samantha Russell, as a successful San Francisco photographer who is reunited with her younger sister, Patti Russell, played by the late Rebecca Schaeffer. Supporting cast members include the wonderful Jenny O'Hara as Dixie, Sam's assistant, and Joel Brooks. David Naughton as a friend and neighbor. The show only lasted two seasons on network television but I bet it could have done well in syndication if given the opportunity. The sadness comes when you realize that Schaeffer was killed by a deranged fan. The case was prosecuted by Marcia Clark. Sadly, the show never really peaked or risen to the occasion. It came across in the midst of a sitcom frenzy on television in the era of the sitcoms. The premise may have been light but the show worked for the time it was on television. The cast was first rate and the writing was second rate but the show always tried harder to succeed.


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