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Rebecca Schaeffer She was shot dead on the pavement in front of her new apartment in Hollywood, by a paranoid schizophrenic man around her age, who came to her apartment disguised as a flower delivery man with a gun, most likely to save her from whatever delusions he had. Unfortunately, after signing an autograph for him twenty minutes earlier, she abruptly told him she was busy, he, in a fit of irrational anger, took the gun from the brown bag where he had carried it and shot her once in…


Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer (November 6, 1967 – July 18, 1989) was an American actress best known for her role in the sitcom My Sister Sam. Schaeffer was stalked and then murdered by Robert John Bardo, prompting the passage of anti-stalking laws in California.


Robert John Bardo, 16, became obsessed with actress Rebecca Schaeffer in 1986. He wrote her numerous letters & attempted to get on the TV set where Schaeffer played a starring role. He obtained her home address via a detective agency and confronted her there in 1989. He told her he was a big fan & she signed an autograph. About 15 minutes later, Bardo again rang the bell. When she answered. Bardo pulled a gun out of a paper bag & shot Schaeffer. Bardo was sentenced to life imprisonment.