Updated 2:20 PM EST, Tue December 6, 2022
Beloved TV and film actress Kirstie Alley died at the age of 71, after a brief battle with cancer. A two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner, Alley rose to fame for her performances in the TV show "Cheers" and the film "Look Who's Talking."
After winning the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series in 1991 for "Cheers" and another for lead actress in a miniseries or special for 1994's "David's Mother," she again found TV success in the late '90s with series "Veronica's Closet," which scored her another Emmy nod.
Alley made her foray into reality TV starting in 2010 with "Kirstie Alley's Big Life" and continued appearing in a number of other shows, including "Dancing With the Stars," and later "The Masked Singer." This time late in her career was also marked by Alley's penchant for candor that occasionally stirred controversy, especially through social media.