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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
Radio Days Communist's Daughter
(1987)
My Sister Sam
My Sister Sam Patti Russell
(1986-1988)
One Life to Live
One Life to Live Annie Barnes (1985)
(1968)

Filmography

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 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)
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 1987 CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Special)
Herself
 1986 CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Special)
Herself
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 2017 The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade (TV Series)
Herself
- The Copycat Killer (2017) ... Herself
 2014 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode dated 15 July 2014 (2014) ... Herself
 1996 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Rebecca Schaeffer (1996) ... Herself
 1993 Investigative Reports (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Stalkers: Assassins Among Us (1993) ... Herself
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Her murder helped lead to the classification of stalking as a felony in California. The law has since provided recourse for such celebrities as Madonna, Jeri Ryan and David Letterman. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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