Kirstie Louise Alley
January 12, 1951
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
|Died||December 5, 2022 (aged 71)|
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Kirstie Louise Alley (January 12, 1951 – December 5, 2022) was an American actress. She was famous for her role in the TV show Cheers, where she played Rebecca Howe from 1987 to 1993. She won an Emmy as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 1991. A year later, she won a Golden Globe for her acting in Cheers as well. She also won an Emmy in 1994 for her role in the TV drama show David's Mother.
Other roles that have been well-liked by the public and the critics that Alley is known for include: playing Diane Barrows in It Takes Two and a single mother in Look Who's Talking, Look Who's Talking Too, and Look Who's Talking Now (all co-starring John Travolta). Alley has won two People's Choice Awards in the years 1991 and 1998.
Alley was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
Personal life[change | change source]
From 1971 until 1977 Kirstie was married to Robert Alley. They began dating in high school and were distant cousins.
From 1983 until 1997 she was married to Parker Stevenson. They had two children, son William True Stevenson (born September 28, 1992) and daughter Lillie Price Stevenson (born June 15, 1994). William and Lillie were adopted.
Alley was raised Methodist but was more recently a member of the Church of Scientology. In 2007, Alley gave $5 million to the Church of Scientology.
Death[change | change source]
After a battle with cancer, Alley died on December 5, 2022 at age 71.
Filmography[change | change source]
|1982||Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan||Lt. Saavik||Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1983||One More Chance||Sheila|
|1984||Blind Date||Claire Simpson|
|1984||Runaway||Jackie Rogers||Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1987||Summer School||Ms. Robin Bishop|
|1988||Shoot To Kill||Sarah Renell|
|1989||Look Who's Talking||Mollie Jensen|
|1989||Loverboy||Dr. Joyce Palmer|
|1990||Look Who's Talking Too||Mollie Ubriacco|
|1990||Sibling Rivalry||Marjorie Turner|
|1993||Look Who's Talking Now!||Mollie Ubriacco|
|1994||3 Chains o' Gold||Vanessa Bartholomew|
|1995||Village Of The Damned||Dr. Susan Verner|
|1995||It Takes Two||Diane Barrows|
|1997||For Richer Or Poorer||Caroline Sexton|
|1999||Drop-Dead Gorgeous||Gladys Leeman|
|2002||Back By Midnight||Gloria Beaumont|
|1983||Masquerade||Casey Collins||(2 episodes)|
|1984||Sins of the Past||Patrice Cantwell|
|1985||A Bunny's Tale||Gloria Steinem|
|1985||The Hitchhiker||Angelica||Episode "Out of the Night"|
Nominated—CableACE Award for Actress in a Dramatic Series
|1985||North and South||Virgilia Hazard||(miniseries)|
|1986||North and South II||Virgilia Hazard||(miniseries)|
|1986||Stark: Mirror Image||Maggie Carter|
|1986||Prince of Bel Air||Jamie Harrison|
|1987||The Hitchhiker||Jane L.||Episode "The Legendary Billy B."|
|1987||Infidelity||Eliot 'Ellie' Denato|
|1987–1993||Cheers||Rebecca Howe||Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy Series (1991)|
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1991)
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy Series (1988, 1990, 1992, 1993)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1990, 1992, 1993)
|1994||David's Mother||Sally Goodson||Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie|
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
|1996||Peter And The Wolf||Annie / Bird / Duck / Cat|
|1996||Radiant City||Gloria Goodman|
|1997||The Last Don||Rose Marie Clericuzio||(miniseries)|
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
|1997||Toothless||Dr. Katherine Lewis||(TV movie)|
|1997–2000||Veronica's Closet||Veronica Chase||(also producer)|
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy Series (1997)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1998)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
|1998||The Last Don II||Rose Marie Clericuzio||(miniseries)|
|2002||Salem Witch Trials||Ann Putnam||(miniseries)|
|2003||Profoundly Normal||Donna Lee Shelby Thornton||(also executive producer)|
|2004||Family Sins||Brenda Geck|
|2004||While I Was Gone||Jo Beckett|
|2004||Without A Trace||Noreen Raab||Episode "Risen"|
|2005||Fat Actress||Self||(also joint creator and co-writer w/Brenda Hampton) |
|2006||The King Of Queens||Self||Episode "Apartment Complex"|
|2007||Write & Wrong||Byrdie Langdon|
|2007||The Minister Of Divine||Sydney Hudson|
|2010||The Marriage Ref||Self (guest judge)|
|2010||Kirstie Alley's Big Life||Self (documentee)||Reality Television|
|2011-2012||Dancing With The Stars||Herself-Contestant||Season 12 & Season 15: All-Stars Reality Television|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Actress Kirstie Alley dies in Tampa at 71 following battle with cancer". WINK. December 5, 2022. Retrieved December 6, 2022.
- ↑ Kirstie Alley Emmy Award Winner
- ↑ "Hollywood Walk of Fame database". HWOF.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
- ↑ "Star Magazine Uncovers Dancing With The Stars Celebs' Secret Pasts". KRTH. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
- ↑ "'Gal-imony': Celeb Women Who Pay in the Divorce". ABC News. Retrieved July 4, 2010.
- ↑ Associated Press. "Scientologists' big donations", ABC Action News, Scripps TV Station Group, January 30, 2008. Retrieved on January 31, 2008.
- ↑ "Kirstie Alley Dead: Star of Cheers and Drop Dead Gorgeous Dies at 71". Peoplemag. Retrieved 2022-12-06.
- ↑ The end credits of this film promoted a sequel, to have been titled Run, Stumble, Fall, which was not known to have been produced or released as of the middle of May of 2012.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Kirstie Alley at TV.com
- Kirstie Alley on IMDb
- Kirstie Alley - Fab Actress Archived 2008-05-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Unofficial List of Scientology courses completed by Kirstie Alley
- Kirstie Alley latest news and blogs Archived 2018-08-16 at the Wayback Machine