Rebecca Schaeffer, Age 21, shot by stalker, Robert John Bardo at point blank range in chest. Her death prompted anti-stalking laws in California.

Rebecca Schaeffer, Age 21, shot by stalker, Robert John Bardo at point blank range in chest. Her death prompted anti-stalking laws in California.

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.

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.

Rebecca Schaeffer (November 6, 1967 – July 18, 1989), killed by stalker who found out where she lived.

Rebecca Schaeffer (November 6, 1967 – July 18, 1989), killed by stalker who found out where she lived.

SEEN, but want to clean headstone..... Rebecca Schaeffer--Actress--taken way to soon by a crazy murdering fan

SEEN, but want to clean headstone..... Rebecca Schaeffer--Actress--taken way to soon by a crazy murdering fan

Robert Bardo has had a long history of stalking young celebrities. In 1986, he became fixated on Rebecca Schaeffer, star of the hit sitcom My Sister Sam. Three years later, in July of 1989, Bardo used a private investigator to locate Schaeffer's home address, then showed up at her apartment. Schaeffer politely signed an autograph for Bardo, but when he returned, she asked him to leave, which enraged him. He then shot her in the chest. She was dead by the time the police arrived.

Robert Bardo has had a long history of stalking young celebrities. In 1986, he became fixated on Rebecca Schaeffer, star of the hit sitcom My Sister Sam. Three years later, in July of 1989, Bardo used a private investigator to locate Schaeffer's home address, then showed up at her apartment. Schaeffer politely signed an autograph for Bardo, but when he returned, she asked him to leave, which enraged him. He then shot her in the chest. She was dead by the time the police arrived.

Pam Dawber and Rebecca Schaeffer (My Sister Sam) on the cover of TV Guide - May 9, 1987

Pam Dawber and Rebecca Schaeffer (My Sister Sam) on the cover of TV Guide - May 9, 1987

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