Rebecca Schaeffer

  • Birth Name: Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer
  • Birth Place: Eugene, Oregon, United States
  • Died: July 18, 1989
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Moved to New York to begin her modeling and acting career while also attending high school in 1984.
  • Lived and modeled in Japan for a period in 1985.
  • Relocated from New York to Los Angeles in 1986, when she was cast on the TV series My Sister Sam. 
  • Was murdered by an obsessed fan, spurring California lawmakers to enact legislation helping to protect the privacy of celebrities.
  • Boyfriend Brad Silberling fictionalized his experience grieving for Schaeffer with her parents for his 2002 film Moonlight Mile, which set similar events during the 1970s.


  • Benson Schaeffer — Father
  • Brad Silberling — Significant Other
  • Danna Schaeffer — Mother

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