Thursday, December 01, 2005

Wendie Jo Sperber, 1959-2005

Wendie Jo Sperber, actresss, role model, and the patron saint of, has died after an 8 year fight against breast cancer. She was 46.

Sperber starred in the quasi-cult classic 80's sitcom Bosom Buddies, as well as notable flicks Back To The Future and, of course, Bachelor Party.

She was a favorite of ours here at TVGS, as documented by our award winning "This Day in Wendie Jo Sperber History" series. She will be sorely missed.

"The memory of Wendie Jo is that of a walking inspiration," former co-star Tom Hanks said in a statement. "She met the challenges of her illness with love, cheer, joy and altruism. We are going to miss her as surely as we are all better for knowing her."

Sperber is survived by a son and daughter, her parents, two sisters and a brother.

Click here to donate to weSpark, the Cancer Support Center Wendie founded.