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Dec 1, 2005

Sperber Loses Fight Against Breast Cancer

Sperber Loses Fight Against Breast Cancer
Wendie Jo Sperber, who starred opposite Tom Hanks on TV's "Bosom Buddies" has lost her life to the breast cancer. Tom Hanks had described her as "a walking inspiration" after she contracted cancer, she was only 46.

It was a prolong battle for Sperber since the diagnosis of breast cancer in 1997. She fought for eight long years but finally succumbed to this miserable disease and died on Tuesday. She died quietly hat home.

Sperber was a native of Los Angeles and had appeared in dozens of television shows and movies, including all three "Back to the Future" films.

Sperber also had acted in Steven Spielberg's "1941," Robert Zemeckis' "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," and Neal Israel's "Moving Violations" and "Bachelor Party." Her television credits include "Murphy Brown," "Private Benjamin," "Will and Grace" and "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter."

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, Sperber became an advocate for cancer care. She worked hard to promote the cause of breast cancer and breast cancer awareness. In 2001, Sperber founded the weSPARK Cancer Support Center, which provides free emotional support, information and social activities for individuals and families affected by cancer. Sperber helped unveil and promote a breast cancer stamp for the U.S. Postal Service in 1998.

"The memory of Wendie Jo is that of a walking inspiration," Hanks said in a statement. "She met the challenges of her illness with love, cheer, joy and altruism. We are going to miss her as surely as we are all better for knowing her."

Sperber is survived by a son and daughter, her parents, two sisters and a brother.

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Breast cancer
Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women.

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