My Sister Sam

Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: October 6, 1986

Last Telecast: April 12, 1988

Theme Music: "Room Enough for Two" sung by Kim Carnes


Samantha "Sam" Russell..... Pam Dawber

Patti Russell..... Rebecca Schaeffer

J.D. Lucas..... Joel Brooks

Dixie Randazzo..... Jenny O'Hara

Jack Kincaid..... David Naughton


Perky Sam Russell was 29 years old and her career as a free-lance commerical photographer in San Francisco was starting to take off. She had a committed, fast-talking agent in J.D. Lucas and a loyal assistant in outspoken Dixie Randazzo.

Then, her 16-year-old sister, Patti, arrived to move in with her in the apartment that doubled as her studio. Patti, who reminded Sam of own free-spirited self as a teenager, was still in high school, and her presence created many problems for her older sister. It got in the way of Sam's social life and caused her to wonder about whether she should treat Patti like a sister, a friend or a daughter - a conflict she never quite worked out.

Living across the hall was Sam's good friend Jack Kincaid, a highly successful, globe-trotting photojournalist who provided emotional support when she needed it.

This series ended on a very sad note, with the death of its co-star Rebecca Schaeffer.

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