Star actress "Cheers" and "Look Who's Talking," Kirstie Alley, dies at the age of 71

Kirstie Alley, a two-time Emmy-winning actor who became well-known for playing Rebecca Howe in the NBC comedy series "Cheers," passed away on Monday from cancer. She was 71.

Alley's official social media account issued a statement from her kids confirming her passing.

1951 saw the birth of Kirstie Louise Alley in Wichita, Kansas. She then relocated to Los Angeles, where she worked as an interior designer.

Alley replaced Shelley Long on NBC’s “Cheers,” which was among the top comedies on television.

In 1982, she began her film career in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” which she soon followed with “Blind Date” and the 1985 miniseries “North and South.”

Two years later, she played opposite Mark Harmon in Carl Reiner’s hit comedy “Summer School.”

She is survived by a grandchild, a daughter, Lillie Price Stevenson, a son, William True Stevenson.