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Wendie Jo Sperber Dies

wendiejo.jpgUSA Today is reporting that actress Wendie Jo Sperber, who was a regular on the '80s sitcom "Bosom Buddies," has died at the age of 47.

Sperber died at her home on Tuesday after an eight-year battle with breast cancer. After she was first diagnosed, she founded the weSPARK Cancer Support Center, which provided free activities, information and emotional support for families dealing with cancer.

The actress first starred in the Robert Zemeckis movie "I Wanna Hold Your Hand." She went on to work with the director three more times as Marty McFly's sister in the "Back to the Future" movies. Aside from starring with Tom Hanks on TV, she also worked alongside him in the 1984 movie "Bachelor Party." She also went on to star in a variety of other movies as well as TV shows such as "Private Benjamin," "Will & Grace" and "8 Simple Rules."

Sperber is survived by her family, which includes a son and a daughter. -- Rachel Cericola

Posted by Rachel Cericola on December 1, 2005 7:47 AM
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