Sadly, Kirstie Alley, the Hollywood actress who starred in Cheers and Drop Dead Gorgeous has died. Her kids William True and Lillie confirmed the news of her passing away on the social media platform Instagram.
The It Takes Two star passed away at the age of 71 on December 5, 2022, Monday after a battle with cancer. Continue reading further to know more about Kirstie Alley including her impressive net worth.
Kirstie Alley’s net worth at the time of her death explored
Throughout her career, Kirstie Alley was able to make some big bucks. As per a report by Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of the Emmy-winning actress was somewhat around $40 million at the time of her death.
Alley made her film debut in the year 1982 with the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. She played the role of the Vulcan Starfleet officer Lieutenant Saavik. Soon after, she starred in films like One More Chance, Blind Date, and Runaway.
In 1987, Kirstie joined the cast of NBC’s show Cheers, where she played the role of Rebecca Howe. She even won an Emmy as well as a Golden Globe for her work in the series in the year 1991.
In addition to Cheers, Alley also appeared in a couple of other TV shows including Veronica’s Closet, The Last Don, Without a Trace, Fat Actress, The King of Queens, and Hot in Cleveland.
Kirstie starred in Look Who’s Talking alongside John Travolta. At that point, the movie grossed over $295 million worldwide. The two of them went on to appear in two more films on the same theme, Look Who’s Talking Too and Look Who’s Talking Now. In the 90’s she was cast in the movie David’s Mother. She won an Emmy for her performance in the film.
A little bit about Kirstie Alley’s early life
Kirstie Alley was born on January 12, 1951, in Wichita, Kansas, to Robert Deal Alley, who owned a lumber company, and Lillian Alley. She had a total of two siblings, Colette and Craig.
Back in the day, Alley went to Wichita Southeast High School and graduated in the year 1969. After a while, she attended Kansas State University, but she dropped out after Sophomore year. Then, she shifted to Los Angeles to pursue Scientology and work as an interior designer.
In 1979, Kirstie appeared as a contestant on the game show Match Game. At that point, she managed to win both rounds. She won $500 in the first round and $5500 in the second round.
Next year, Alley made another appearance on a game show named Password Plus. During her stints on both game shows, she described her profession as an interior designer. In 1981, her parents got involved in a bad accident that consisted of a drunk driver. Unfortunately, her mom passed away after the accident, on the other hand, her dad got seriously injured.
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