The My Sister Sam TV show was a 30 minute comedy series on CBS about a 29-year-old female, free-lance photographer (Sam) whose 16-year-old sister (Patti) moves from Oregon to live with her in San Francisco. Much of the series centered around Sam's difficulty in being both a big sister and a "mother" to Patti and balancing her social/professional life with her "motherly" duties.
My Sister Sam CastPam Dawber ...................... Samantha "Sam" Russell
Rebecca Schaeffer ............... Patti Russell
David Naughton .................. Jack Kincaid
Jenny O'Hara .................... Dixie Randazzo
Joel Brooks ..................... J.D. Lucas
My Sister Sam Trivia
Contrary to popular belief, "My Sister Sam" was not canceled due to the muder of 21-year-old Rebecca Schaeffer. The series was canceled long before her tragic death on July 18, 1989. Rebecca was a beautiful and talented young actress who probably had a very successful career ahead of her when she was shot by a crazy young man who had been obsessed with her for at least three years and eventually began stalking her. Rebecca's murder resulted in stalking being upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony in California and also caused the enaction of laws to protect the public records of celebrities (such as driver's license information) to make it more difficult for crazy people to find their addresses, etc.
Rebecca lived with co-star Pam Dawber and her husband Mark Harmon during filming of "My Sister Sam".
My Sister Sam Theme Song
Title: "Room Enough For Two"
Music by: "Steve Dorff"
Lyrics by: "John Bettis"
Performed by: "Kim Carnes"Everything starts like a knock at the door
You don't know what it is, but you know who it's for
That's the way we began, and there's no end in sight
Oh, something so good must be right (must be right)
Room enough for two in a place that I know of
Episodes List With Original Air Dates
The First Season
The Second Season
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