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Born: January 12, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Wichita, Kansas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Worked as freelance interior decorator before getting first film job
1982:
Made her film debut in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"
1983:
Had a recurring role on the short-lived spy series "Masquerade" (ABC)
1984:
Appeared in the science fiction action film "Runaway," starring Tom Selleck
1985:
Portrayed journalist Gloria Steinem in the TV movie "A Bunny's Tale" (ABC)
1985:
Co-starred in ABC historical miniseries "North and South"
1987:
Cast opposite Mark Harmon in the comedy "Summer School"
1987:
Joined the cast of "Cheers" (NBC) as Sam Malone's (Ted Danson) boss, Rebecca Howe; earned several Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1988, 1990, 1992 and 1993); also earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy series (1990, 1992 and 1993)
1989:
Appeared opposite Patrick Dempsey in "Loverboy"
1989:
Co-starred with John Travolta in the comedy "Look Who's Talking," written and directed by Amy Heckerling
1990:
Re-teamed with John Travolta and Amy Heckerling for "Look Who's Talking Too"
1993:
Returned for a third time for "Look Who's Talking Now"
1994:
Starred in the Lifetime movie "David's Mother," about a single mother raising her autistic son; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a TV Movie
1995:
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in November
1996:
Made producing debut with the TV-movie "Suddenly" (ABC); also starred
1997:
Cast in Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry"
1997:
Starred on the NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet"; also served as producer; nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1998)
1999:
Played the mother of a beauty pageant contestant (Denise Richards) in the dark comedy "Drop Dead Gorgeous"
2005:
Published memoir <i>How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life</i>
2005:
Battled with public perceptions in "Fat Actress," a semi-autobiographical comedy for Showtime; also served as co-creator and executive producer
2010:
Featured in "Kirstie Alley's Big Life," a semi-scripted reality series on A&E
2011:
Joined the 12th season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars"; placed second in the competition
2012:
Returned for 15th season of "Dancing with the Stars," featuring all-stars lineup
2012:
Published second memoir <i>The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine al Dente)</i>

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