The tragic death of Rebecca Schaeffer still resonates with sadness.
The up-and-coming actress starred alongside fictional big sister Pam Dawber in the CBS sitcom "My Sister
Sam" from 1986 to 1989. Shortly after the series was canceled, Schaeffer was
living in ... moreWest Hollywood and set to audition for a part in "The Godfather: Part III" when deranged fan
Robert Bardo showed up at her doorstep and fatally shot Schaeffer in the chest.
Bardo was successfully prosecuted to life without parole by Marcia Clark, who
later came to prominence in the O.J. Simpson trial. In addition, the LAPD
launched an anti-stalking unit as a direct response to Schaeffer's murder. And
even though "My Sister Sam" had been off the air for a year, Pam Dawber, David Naughton and several other cast members
filmed a PSA about violence prevention in her memory.