It is with great sadness that we report the passing of beloved actress Kirstie Alley, who died from cancer at the age of 71. Alley was best known for her iconic role as Rebecca Howe on the hit NBC sitcom Cheers and her hilarious performance in Look Who’s Talking. It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Kirstie Alley, beloved actress from ‘Cheers’ and ‘Look Who’s Talking.’
Alley’s Early Life and Career
Kirstie Alley was born in 1951 in Wichita, Kansas, and graduated from Kansas State University. She got her first acting job when she was 19, appearing in an episode of Love, American Style.
After this initial success, Alley made a name for herself with her role as the lovable barmaid Rebecca Howe on Cheers.
Alley’s character on Cheers was so beloved that she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1991 and 1992. She also starred in the hit comedy films Look Who’s Talking and Look Who’s Talking Too.
In addition to her acting career, Alley wrote several books including her autobiography How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life and her children’s book The Art of Mackin.
Alley also made appearances on various television shows such as The Larry Sanders Show, Veronica’s Closet, and The Middle. Most recently, Alley competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2011.
Kirstie Alley will be remembered for her incredible talent and iconic roles on television and in film. Her infectious smile, wit, and charm touched the hearts of many. She will be dearly missed.
The famed actress died of cancer at age 71. She passed away peacefully surrounded by close friends and family, according to a statement released by her family. As previously reported, Alley was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at the age of 33.
From then on, she took insulin shots daily to control her condition. She revealed in 2008 that she had undergone gastric bypass surgery, but eventually returned to larger meals after discovering she needed more than just weight loss surgery for better health.
A loving mother who kept up a very active lifestyle, Kirstie remained devoted to humanitarian efforts throughout all stages of life. In 2007 alone, Kirstie donated $1 million dollars worth of furniture from her Designing Women line to Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network charity auction.
Over the years since then, she has supported numerous organizations like City Harvest and Celebrity Fight Night Foundation-and served as spokesperson for Jenny Craig International Inc., which provides weight management products through a system involving prepared foods delivered by Jenny dietitians-a post which ended shortly before her death.
Alley’s Most Famous roles
Kirstie Alley, who passed away from cancer at the age of 71, had a long and successful acting career, with two of her most memorable roles coming from the hit television shows Cheers and Look Who’s Talking.
Alley first made a name for herself playing Rebecca Howe on the popular NBC sitcom Cheers, which ran from 1982 to 1993. During her time on the show, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and six American Comedy Awards.
In 1991 she received an American Comedy Award for the Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a Television Series.
Alley also starred in the 1989 romantic comedy Look Who’s Talking, which was a box-office hit and launched two sequels. In the film, she played Mollie Ubriacco, a single mother of two who falls in love with John Travolta’s character James Ubriacco.
Kirstie Alley will be remembered for her iconic roles on Cheers and Look Who’s Talking, as well as for her numerous other performances over the years.
Her legacy will live on through her performances that have touched the lives of so many. The world lost another Hollywood icon today. Our thoughts are with Kirstie Alley’s family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time.
Alley’s Personal Life
Kirstie Alley was an iconic Hollywood actress who is best known for her star-making role in Cheers and the hit movie Look Who’s Talking. But beyond her illustrious acting career, Alley was a beloved mother of two, True and Lillie Parker, and grandmother of four.
Throughout her life, Alley was fiercely devoted to her children and her grandchildren. She was famously protective of them and had a special bond with each one. Alley often spoke of her children fondly in interviews and credited them as the source of her greatest joy in life.
Alley will be remembered for her infectious laughter, warm smile, and kind heart. As her children True and Lillie said in their statement, Her love was undeniable, her laughter contagious and her spirit was contagious. She lived a full and beautiful life that was an inspiration to all of us.
Kirstie Alley will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. We are so grateful for the time we had with her and know it changed lives in some small way.
It is with deep sadness that we must report that Kirstie Alley, beloved actress from Cheers and Look Who’s Talking, has died at the age of 71.
Alley had been battling cancer in recent months and sadly passed away this week.
Alley was most well known for her role on the hit NBC sitcom Cheers, playing Rebecca Howe. She went on to appear in numerous films and TV shows, including Look Who’s Talking, Veronica’s Closet, Fat Actress, and most recently, Netflix’s The Ranch.
Alley’s iconic roles won her countless fans, and her larger-than-life personality and charisma endeared her to many. She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her. Rest in peace, Kirstie Alley. You’ll always have our respect. Rest in peace, Kirstie Alley.
You’ll always have our respect. Rest in peace, Kirstie Alley. You’ll always have our respect. Rest in peace, Kirstie Alley.
I grew up watching her as she starred alongside Ted Danson on Cheers, which was my favorite show when I was a kid. She will always be remembered as one of the greatest TV actresses ever. -Shelli
You’ll always have our respect. Rest in peace, Kirstie Alley. -Taylor
RIP Kirstie Alley. You were such an inspiration growing up! -Dani Another great talent lost due to the tragic disease of cancer. My deepest sympathies go out to her family members and loved ones during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.