After a short illness
US sitcom star Kirstie Alley († 71) died
The US actress Kirstie Alley, who starred in the romantic comedy “Look who’s talking!” celebrated her greatest cinema success is dead. She died on Monday at the age of 71 after a short illness with cancer.
US actress Kirstie Alley († 71) died on Monday.
Sitcom star Kirstie Alley died on Monday at the age of 71. The US actress celebrated with the romantic comedy “Look who’s talking!” her biggest cinema success. According to her children, True and Lillie Parker, Alley died of complications from a recently discovered cancer.
“She was surrounded by her closest family,” the actress said in a statement on Monday. Her spokesman Donovan Daughtry confirmed the death at the request of the German Press Agency.
Alley won Golden Globe and Emmy Trophy
In “Look who’s talking!” from 1989, Alley played the pregnant Mollie, who goes into labor while on a cab ride. The driver James (John Travolta) not only helps her with the birth, but also becomes a babysitter. In the end, Mollie and James become a couple. The film was a great success and received two sequels, “Look Who’s Talking 2” (1990) and “Look Who’s Talking Now” (1993).
Alley’s role in the popular comedy series “Cheers” (1987-1993) earned her a Golden Globe and an Emmy trophy, among other awards. The twice-divorced actress has had other television appearances in series such as Torches in the Storm and in films such as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and Love Without Health Insurance (2015).
In the series “Fat Actress” (2005), Alley made fun of Hollywood’s obsession with being thin. Her TV reality show Big Life (2010) was all about her own struggle with the pounds. (SDA)