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Rebecca Schaeffer (1967–1989)

Rebecca began modeling at the age of 16, going off to New York on her own to begin her career. Four months later, she found herself in Japan, modeling. Eventually, she landed a co-starring role on My Sister Sam (1986), for which she is now best known. In 1989 she also became a spokesperson for Thursday's Child, a charity for at-risk teens. In April... See full bio »

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Known For

Radio Days Communist's Daughter
My Sister Sam Patti Russell
Amazing Stories Miss Crowningshield


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (8 credits)
 1990 The End of Innocence
Stephanie (18-25 years old)
 1986-1988 My Sister Sam (TV Series)
Patti Russell
- Walk a While in My Shoes (1988) ... Patti Russell
- The Wrong Stuff (1988) ... Patti Russell
- The Art of Love (1988) ... Patti Russell
- It's My Party and I'll Kill If I Want To (1988) ... Patti Russell
 1988 Out of Time (TV Movie)
Pam Wallace
 1987 Radio Days
Communist's Daughter
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Miss Crowningshield
- Miscalculation (1986) ... Miss Crowningshield
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Annie Barnes (1985)
Hide Hide Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (1 credit)
 1988 School Daze (wardrobe assistant)
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 2019 20/20 (TV Series documentary)
- Your Biggest Fan (2019) ... Self
 2017 The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade (TV Series)
- The Copycat Killer (2017) ... Self
 2014 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 July 2014 (2014) ... Self
 1996 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
- Rebecca Schaeffer (1996) ... Self
 1993 Investigative Reports (TV Series documentary)
- Stalkers: Assassins Among Us (1993) ... Self

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Lived with costar Pam Dawber and Dawber's actor husband Mark Harmon in Los Angeles after landing the role of Patti Russell on My Sister Sam (1986). See more »

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