Wendie Jo Sperber Dies from Breast Cancer

Actress Wendie Jo Sperber died yesterday after a long battle with breast cancer.
Actress Sperber Loses Breast Cancer Fight (AP)

Photo In this undated photo released by weSPARK, actress Wendie Jo Sperber is seen. Sperber, who starred opposite Tom Hanks on TV's 'Bosom Buddies,' and who in his words became 'a walking inspiration' after she contracted breast cancer, died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at her home. She was 46. (AP Photo/weSPARK) Actress Wendie Jo Sperber, who starred opposite Tom Hanks on TV’s “Bosom Buddies” and who in his words became “a walking inspiration” after she contracted cancer, has died. She was in her 40s. 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.

Her publicist first said Sperber was 46, but later said she was 43 based on an Internet resource. The Associated Press in September reported Sperber’s age as 47.

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.”

A shame.

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