Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

R.I.P Wendie Jo Sperber

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

R.I.P Wendie Jo Sperber

Old 11-30-05, 06:11 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Godfather
Thread Starter
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: South Bay
Posts: 57,607
Received 7 Likes on 5 Posts
R.I.P Wendie Jo Sperber

She died in Sherman Oaks today.

You may remember her from "BOSOM BUDDIES" with Tom Hanks back in the 80's and that movie "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" where she played a Beatles obsessed 60's teen trying to get to a concert. Actaully, looking at IMDB I realize she was quite a few comedy classics from the 70s and 80's. Man, I've had a crush on her since the early 80's and I always thought she was funny. I just saw her on an old "Will & Grace" episode and I was wondering what she was up to these days.

Last edited by Giantrobo; 11-30-05 at 06:13 PM.
Old 11-30-05, 06:25 PM
  #2  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 38,431
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 11 Posts
what happened to her? just from her name i knew who it was bc i am a freak with names. was it something to do with weight?
that is sad anyway.
Old 11-30-05, 06:28 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
calhoun07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 14,402
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I just saw her in Corvette Summer this past week when I watched the DVD. I checked her IMDB page but they aren't listing her death yet.
Old 11-30-05, 06:30 PM
  #4  
Moderator
 
Jadzia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Michigan
Posts: 15,799
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I am such a name geek I knew her name is spelled Wendie.

Very sad news. Most people probably remember her from Back to the Future. I always liked her from Bosom Buddies.
Old 11-30-05, 06:31 PM
  #5  
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 449
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
She was battling cancer for a while, ET did a number of stories on her. Don't know if that is what ultimately took her life.
Old 11-30-05, 06:44 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: San Leandro/San Francisco
Posts: 7,422
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I loved Wendie. She was in Back to the Future too.
Old 11-30-05, 06:51 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,495
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wow.
Anyone know how old she was?
Old 11-30-05, 06:55 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Virginia Beach, VA USA
Posts: 3,583
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wait a sec, you had a crush on her?

D
Old 11-30-05, 07:02 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
bigjim25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: WV
Posts: 11,220
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The woman in Moving Violations who greased up her rear end.
Old 11-30-05, 07:10 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 9,022
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
pic?
Old 11-30-05, 07:16 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Chrisedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Part of the Left-Wing Conspiracy
Posts: 6,922
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think she is 2nd from the left in this pic

Old 11-30-05, 07:23 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Andalusia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,522
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts


Apparently after being diagnosed with breast cancer, she founded the WeSpark Cancer Support Center.

Sad to hear about her death.
Old 11-30-05, 07:25 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Godfather
Thread Starter
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: South Bay
Posts: 57,607
Received 7 Likes on 5 Posts
Originally Posted by Jadzia
I am such a name geek I knew her name is spelled Wendie.

Very sad news. Most people probably remember her from Back to the Future. I always liked her from Bosom Buddies.
can you correct the title for me then? Thanks.
Old 11-30-05, 07:26 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Godfather
Thread Starter
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: South Bay
Posts: 57,607
Received 7 Likes on 5 Posts
Originally Posted by Septemberbaby
Wow.
Anyone know how old she was?

46 or 47
Old 11-30-05, 07:27 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Godfather
Thread Starter
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: South Bay
Posts: 57,607
Received 7 Likes on 5 Posts
Originally Posted by Derrich
Wait a sec, you had a crush on her?

D
Sure do/did. Cute fat white chicks are one of my vices among many others.
Old 11-30-05, 07:30 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Rogue588's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: WAS looking for My Own Private Stuckeyville, but stuck in Liberty City (while missing Vice City)
Posts: 15,094
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Another 70s/80s star I grew up with has passed.

Old 11-30-05, 07:37 PM
  #17  
DRG
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: ND
Posts: 13,421
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Sure do/did. Cute fat white chicks are one of my vices among many others.
I can't believe there are people on the forum that didn't know that. It's like saying "das monkey likes tv?"

Or maybe it's a sign I spend too much time in the Other (cough Adult) forum.
Old 11-30-05, 07:37 PM
  #18  
Moderator
 
Jadzia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Michigan
Posts: 15,799
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
She was also the proctologist in Bachelor Party.

I loved that scee where she was wagging her gloved finger in conversation right in the the middle of a rectal exam.
Old 11-30-05, 09:14 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Trencher's Farm
Posts: 1,993
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hey, I had major hots for her as a teen. Cute fat chicks rule! RIP Wendie.
Old 11-30-05, 09:24 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: H-Town, TX
Posts: 3,662
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I always did like her in Back to the Future.


R.I.P. Linda McFly
Old 11-30-05, 09:32 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Twin Cities, US of A
Posts: 13,038
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
I always think of her from the great job she did in 1941.
Old 11-30-05, 10:04 PM
  #22  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: the 26th parallel
Posts: 561
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Jadzia
She was also the proctologist in Bachelor Party.

I loved that scee where she was wagging her gloved finger in conversation right in the the middle of a rectal exam.
This is where I remember her from. Always cracked up when she tries to hug Tom Hanks with those gloves on, then he says, "I gotta go get the HOOKERS"
Old 11-30-05, 10:08 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Spiderbite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 13,432
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Originally Posted by mike7162
Cute fat chicks...
Isn't that a double-negative or something?
Old 11-30-05, 10:10 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Legend
 
EdTheRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 14,537
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Too bad...R.I.P.
Old 11-30-05, 11:56 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lower Beaver, Iowa
Posts: 10,522
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Here's her complete obituary, from AP:

Actress Wendie Jo Sperber of TV's 'Bosom Buddies' dies at 46

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress and cancer care activist Wendie Jo Sperber, who starred opposite Tom Hanks on TV's "Bosom Buddies," has died. She was 46.

Sperber died at home Tuesday after an eight-year battle with breast cancer, publicist Jo-Ann Geffen said Wednesday.

A Los Angeles native, Sperber appeared in dozens of television shows and movies, including all three "Back to the Future" films.

Sperber also had roles in Steven Spielberg's "1941," Robert Zemeckis' "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," and Neal Israel's "Moving Violations" and "Bachelor Party." Her television credits include "Murphy Brown," "Private Benjamin," "Will & Grace" and "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter."

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, the actress became an advocate for cancer care. In 2001, Sperber founded the weSPARK Cancer Support Center, which provides free emotional support, information and social activities for individuals and families affected by cancer.

Sperber helped unveil and promote the breast cancer stamp with the U.S. Postal Service in 1998, Geffen said. In 1999, Sperber was named Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles County Commission for Women.

"The memory of Wendie Jo is that of a walking inspiration," 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 19-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter, her parents Charlene and Burt, sisters Ellice and Michelle and brother Richard.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.