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Kirstie Alley Dies at 71: A Look Back at Her Life and Career

Kirstie Alley, the Hollywood actress known for her roles in Cheers and Star Trek: The Next Generation, died yesterday at the age of 71. She was a much-loved figure in the entertainment industry, and her death has come as a shock to many.

Her manager Donovan Daughtry confirmed Kirstie’s death via mail to the associated press. As per her children, the Cheers actress fought a short battle with cancer and died.

Lots of Hollywood stars including Tim Allen and John Travolta are paying tribute to the actress.

A Look Back to Kirstie Alley’s Life and Career
Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley was born in Wichita, Kansas, on January 12, 1950. She was the youngest of four children. Alley’s father was a professor at Wichita State University, and her mother was a housewife.

Alley developed an early interest in acting and took part in school plays. After graduating from high school, Alley attended Kansas State University, where she studied drama.

The actress started her career in the early 1980s and went on to appear in a number of successful films and television shows.

Alley’s first professional acting role was in the 1981 film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture. She had a small role in the film, but her performance was well-received.

Her next film role was in the 1982 film, Wrong is Right. She played the role of a journalist in the film.

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Kirstie Alley

Thereafter, Alley’s breakout role came in the 1984 film, Splash. She portrayed the role of a mermaid in the film. Splash became a critical and commercial success, and Alley’s performance in the film helped to make her a household name.

Her major role in the Cheers Television series made her an international icon. Alley played the role of Rebecca Howe, a bar owner, in the show.

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Then, Kristie appeared in many back-to-back blockbuster movies and series. Here are the 10 best movies of Kirstie Alley:

  1. Drop Dead Gorgeous
  2. Summer School
  3. Runway
  4. North and South
  5. Look Who’s Talking
  6. Village of the Damed
  7. Loverboy
  8. It Takes Two
  9. Sibling Rivalry
  10. Madhouse.

In last, Kirstie Alley was known for her outspoken personality and her sense of humour. She will be greatly missed by her fans and her friends and family.

In recent years, Kirstie Alley had been struggling with her health, and her death is believed to be due to natural causes.

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