The best seats were already occupied, but Kirstie Alley was never deterred by this, but simply earned the space she needed herself: When she appeared in 1982 in the most coherent and entertaining cinema film to date with the classic crew of the starship Enterprise "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" among all the millions of fans loved Leonard Nimoys, William Shatners and Walter Koenigs, a Vulcan Starfleet officer named Saavik, her impressively disciplined and at the same time mysteriously charismatic performance was so impressed by the community that Alley even dared to play the to address the issue of unfair pay for (particularly younger) women in their business.So when Saavik next appeared, the studio mafia immediately replaced her with another actress who did well, but not heroically, and went on to become a real estate agent.

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The next already divided terrain, where Kirstie Alley carved her own patch with fumes of talent and perseverance, was Cheers, one of the best and most enduring sitcoms in television history.

This show about a Boston basement bar that combines the downsides of heaven with the upsides of hell starred the magnificent but not uncomplicated Shelley Long, who played the role of the portly Ted Danson as the bar owner Sam Malone for several years battle intellectual waitress Diana Chambers to recast the lead female spot, surrounded by the likes of giants Danson, Woody Harrelson and Kelsey "Frasier" Grammer.

Alley threw herself into the tumult with fantastic long hair, shredded the well-rehearsed exchange of words and looks for eternity and then finally raked in decent fees in some nonsense comedy about babies and in reality shows about lovesickness or physical worries.

One would have liked to watch her for a long time;

Unfortunately, on Monday she died at the age of seventy-one in Tampa, Florida.