Tampa, Florida – Kirstie Alley, who won an Emmy for her role in “Cheers” and starred in movies like “Look Who’s Talking,” died Monday. She was 71 years old.
Alley died of cancer, which was only recently discovered, said her children True and Lily Parker. Post to TwitterAlley’s manager, Donovan Daughtry, confirmed the death in an email to the AP.
“She was iconic on screen, but she was even more of an amazing mother and grandmother,” a statement from her children said.
From 1987 to 1993, she starred as Rebecca Howe opposite Ted Danson in the popular NBC sitcom “Cheers,” which is about a bar in Boston.
Alley won an Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1991. In 1993, she played the lead role in the CBS television movie ‘David’s Mother’ and she won her second Emmy Award in 1993 for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Movie. .”
She had her own sitcom “Veronica’s Closet” on the network from 1997 to 2000.
In the 1989 comedy Look Who’s Talking, she got a big career boost, playing the mother of a baby. Her baby heart voice was expressed by Bruce Her Willis. She also appears in the 1990 sequel Look Who’s Talking Too.
John Travolta, who co-starred in both films, paid tribute to her. Instagram post.
“Kirsty was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had,” Travolta said, along with a photo of Alley.
She played a fictional version of herself in the 2005 Showtime series Fat Actress. The show drew comedy from the public and media treatment of her weight gain and loss.
And in recent years, she has appeared in several reality shows, including ‘Dancing With the Stars.
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Alley attended Kansas State University before dropping out and moving to Los Angeles.
Her first television appearances were as a contestant on the game shows ‘The Match Game’ in 1979 and ‘Password’ in 1980.
She made her film debut in 1982’s Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
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