American actress Kirstie Alley died on Monday of cancer “only recently discovered”, her family announced. on the social networks🇧🇷 He was 71 years old. Born in Wichita, Kansas, on January 12, 1951, Kirstie Louise Alley arrived in Los Angeles in 1980 because of her involvement the year before with the controversial Church of Scientology, where she would attend a program to to treat cocaine addiction, and to work as an interior decorator. In 1982, she began her career as an actress with “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982). Accolades and notoriety for her portrayal of Saavik, Spock’s protégé, were followed by the film “Appointment in Darkness” (1984), the popular miniseries “North and South” (1985) and Carl Reiner’s hit comedy “School of Summer” (1987). Stardom arrived in 1987, when she replaced Shelley Long in the sixth season of “Cheers, That Bar”, the third highest rated series in the USA, with more than 20 million viewers per episode. “Cheers, That Bar”” data-title=”Kirstie Alley, actress of the films “Olha Quem Fala” and the series “Cheers, That Bar” – SAPO Mag, has died”> “Cheers, That Bar” Revealing impeccable comic timing in the role of Rebecca Howe, the independent bar manager who gave the height retort and resisted the romantic advances of Sam Malone (Ted Danson), was nominated five times for the Emmy and she won in 1991, with her famous speech in which she thanked her second husband Parker Stevenson (“Marés Vivas”), whom she met on the production of “Norte e Sul”, for having given her orgasms over the past eight years. Her film career was also at its peak, thanks to her role as a single mother with a baby voiced by Bruce Willis in the comedy “Olha Quem Fala” (1989), opposite John Travolta. The pair returned for two sequels, of diminishing quality and success, in 1990 and 1993. “Olha Quem Fala”” data-title=”Kirstie Alley, actress of the films “Olha Quem Fala” and the series “Cheers, Bar” – SAPO Mag”> “Look Who’s Talking” “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had. I love you, Kirstie. I know we’ll meet again”, wrote the actor on social media. the following year he won the second and last Emmy for the telefilm “For the Love of David”, before returning with a film in 1995, “City of the Damned”, by John Carpenter, alongside Christopher Reeve, a failure confirmed that he should to return to the small screen, even though she was at a good level in the black comedy that would become cult “Linda de Morrer” (1999). then one of the rare actresses to have two consecutive successful series: the role of the businesswoman who owns a lingerie company in New York in “The Secrets of Veronica” earned her the eighth and last nomination for the Emmys. “Veronica’s Secrets”” data-title=”Kirstie Alley, actress of the films “Look Who’s Talking” and the series “Cheers, That Bar” – SAPO Mag”> “The Secrets of Veronica” The series ended with the third season in 2000 and only worked sporadically before returning with “Fat Actress” (2005), playing a version of herself trying to lose weight and regain her Hollywood career, that mirrored in fiction the situation of fighting the scales that he often faced in real life, even during the most successful phase. Michael Richards (“Seinfeld”) and being a reunion with Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”), it only lasted one season. has become more scarce. In recent years, he has been noted mainly as a polarizing figure for supporting Donald Trump “for “not being a politician” and other figures in the Republican Party, and for devaluing COVID-19.