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Wendie Jo Sperber appreciation thread

Loved her work.

Can't believe she's been gone almost 20 years.

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by Anonymousreply 47July 9, 2024 2:39 AM

I loved that movie Moving Violations

by Anonymousreply 1July 7, 2024 9:10 PM

I'm more interested in a Klaus Sperber thread. His falsetto was sublime perfection.

RIP sir, you died when I was three.

by Anonymousreply 2July 7, 2024 9:11 PM

Wendie was a cute lovely dark thing though ♡♡♡♡♡

by Anonymousreply 3July 7, 2024 9:12 PM


by Anonymousreply 4July 7, 2024 9:22 PM

She stole the show in Bosom Buddies.

by Anonymousreply 5July 7, 2024 9:25 PM

that was tough

by Anonymousreply 6July 7, 2024 9:26 PM

She was so funny in the forgotten I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND.

by Anonymousreply 7July 7, 2024 9:35 PM

R7 you beat me to it. That movie is so under appreciated.

by Anonymousreply 8July 7, 2024 9:42 PM

Fuck off r4.

by Anonymousreply 9July 7, 2024 9:43 PM

She was great in Bosom Buddies.

by Anonymousreply 10July 7, 2024 9:47 PM

I loved her in Bachelor Party.

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by Anonymousreply 11July 7, 2024 9:52 PM

Stewardess School, appearing alongside comedy king Donny Most.

This is also a film where Sherman Hemsley receives an inflight blowjob from Judy Landers.

Highly recommended.

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by Anonymousreply 12July 7, 2024 9:56 PM

She was terrific in “Married with Children” as Al’s former flame.

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by Anonymousreply 13July 7, 2024 10:04 PM

Loved her in her first film, "I Wanna Hold Your Hand". She and her co-star in that film, DL fave Nancy Allen, remained lifelong friends. I believe Nancy still carries on Wendie's charity which lends support to cancer patients.

by Anonymousreply 14July 7, 2024 10:15 PM

She was the highlight of "Babes" on FOX in 1990. Couldn't make this show today. Co-starred DL royalty Nedra Volz.

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by Anonymousreply 15July 7, 2024 10:32 PM

She hasn't worked in a while did she retire?

by Anonymousreply 16July 7, 2024 10:40 PM

I liked her in 1941.

by Anonymousreply 17July 7, 2024 10:54 PM

She was great as Rizzo in Grease.

by Anonymousreply 18July 7, 2024 10:56 PM

R16 She’s dead.

by Anonymousreply 19July 7, 2024 11:41 PM

R14 I was just on that site today and saw that yes, Nancy Allen is involved.

by Anonymousreply 20July 7, 2024 11:45 PM

Wendie remained close friends with Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson as well. Tom issued a statement when she passed.

by Anonymousreply 21July 7, 2024 11:48 PM

she's dead????

next thing you'll be telling me Vivian Vance died too!!!

by Anonymousreply 22July 7, 2024 11:56 PM

One of the stand outs as a character actor, as good as the best and better than most, you were always happy to see her pop up.

by Anonymousreply 23July 8, 2024 12:05 AM

She had a great, often ebullient presence on the screen. She connected with other actors and always made the audience like her.

And as much as I find fat activists annoying and idiotic, I am glad that we are at a point where being fat doesn’t automatically make a performer the butt of a cheap and easy joke.

Now we have Melissa McCarthy, who does use her size for humor, but in a way that isn’t humiliating.

I wish Wendie Jo Sperber had lived, not just to round out a full life, but to get some better roles that let her be funny and charming without the degradation. (MARY!)

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by Anonymousreply 24July 8, 2024 12:34 AM

Nicely said R24.

by Anonymousreply 25July 8, 2024 12:48 AM

Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack! pops into my head every time I see her

by Anonymousreply 26July 8, 2024 12:51 AM

Isn't she the one that tried to make the Sugarbakers eat dirt?

by Anonymousreply 27July 8, 2024 12:59 AM

Not quite, R27. She was the assistant to the sexist photograph who wanted Julia to suck pearls.

by Anonymousreply 28July 8, 2024 1:00 AM

Am I the first to type Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack? IYKYK.

by Anonymousreply 29July 8, 2024 1:38 AM

Dang R26 my apologies. But SAME.

by Anonymousreply 30July 8, 2024 1:39 AM

Who would play WJS in a biopic?

by Anonymousreply 31July 8, 2024 1:42 AM

Someone short, fat, and with kinky hair.

by Anonymousreply 32July 8, 2024 1:43 AM

I'm confusing Wendie Jo for Amy Linker from Square Pegs. Amy is still with us.

by Anonymousreply 33July 8, 2024 1:51 AM

R32. Call my agent!

by Anonymousreply 34July 8, 2024 1:55 AM


by Anonymousreply 35July 8, 2024 2:05 AM

R14 - Sorry, Marissa. This biopic calls for diversity. Quinta Brunson has been cast as Wendie Jo.

by Anonymousreply 36July 8, 2024 2:22 AM

Quinta has already been cast as Dainty June in Audra's Gypsy.

by Anonymousreply 37July 8, 2024 2:30 AM

She was good friends with Katey Sagal. I believe that Fox launched a short-lived sitcom featuring all fat woman and Wendie was part of that cast.

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by Anonymousreply 38July 8, 2024 2:35 AM

R37 Has Sheryl Lee Ralph been cast as 'Miss Gypsy Rose Lee' yet ?

by Anonymousreply 39July 8, 2024 2:37 AM

R39 - no. But she has been cast as "Tulsa."

by Anonymousreply 40July 8, 2024 2:41 AM

Her final interview while she had stage 4 breast cancer.

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by Anonymousreply 41July 8, 2024 2:42 AM

Mario Lopez and Danny Bonaduce were so hot and sexy back then. However, the show was awful - a 'male version' of 'The View' that didn't even come close to the chemistry or energy on 'The View'. Lopez was a fish out of water there - as you can see, Bonaduce had to do the whole interview while Lopez looked like he was about to shit his pants.

by Anonymousreply 42July 8, 2024 2:55 AM

As Marty McFly's least interesting relative.

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by Anonymousreply 43July 8, 2024 3:31 AM

I've noticed Nancy Allen get a lot of shit (especially on DL) for her acting (yeah, she's hit or miss), but I like her. She comes across as a grounded, genuinely good person.

by Anonymousreply 44July 8, 2024 3:31 AM

She was great on Will and Grace as the cleaning lady / life coach.

Like Mary Poppins except with a spoonful of whoopass!

by Anonymousreply 45July 8, 2024 4:06 AM

^ According to this link, Wendie Jo Sperber stepped into the role after they fired Cyndi Lauper.

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by Anonymousreply 46July 8, 2024 3:51 PM

The show babes was produced by Sandy Gallin and Dolly Parton.

by Anonymousreply 47July 9, 2024 2:39 AM
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