Kirstie Alley
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Kirstie Louise Alley (1951 - 2022)

Kirstie Louise Alley aka Stevenson
Born in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United Statesmap
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Wife of [private husband (1950s - unknown)]
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Died at age 71 in Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United Statesmap
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She was born on 12 January 1951 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA and her parents were Lillian Maxine "Mickey" (Heaton) (1923–1981) and Robert Dale Alley (1923–2007).

In 1969 she graduated from Wichita Southeast High School [1] and dropped out of Kansas State University.

Kirstie Louise Alley first married on 12 June 1971 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas [2] to her high-school sweetheart, Robert "Bob" Dunn Alley, who coincidentally had the same name as her father. They divorced in June 1975​ in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA. [3]

After moving to Los Angeles, California, USA she worked as an interior designer and appeared as a game show contestant.

She was raised as a Methodist, but became a member of the Church of Scientology in 1979.

In 1981 an automobile accident involving a drunk driver killed her mother and left her father seriously injured.

She started her acting career in 1982.

Kirstie married secondly on 22 December 1983 in Westport, Connecticut, USA to actor, Parker Stevenson. [4] Following a miscarriage, the couple adopted 2 children. The couple divorced in 1997 and she became a grandmother in 2016. [5]

From 1987 to 1993 she had a role in the NBC sitcom "Cheers" for which she received an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe in 1991.

In 1989 she starred in the film "Look Who's talking" and its two sequels in 1990 and 1993,

In 2004 she became a spokesperson for the "Jenny Craig" weight loss program.

In 2005 she played a fictionalized version of herself on Showtime's "Fat Actress".

She died of a recently discovered cancer on 05 December 2022. [6] [7]


  1. U.S., School Yearbooks 1900-2016 Ancestry ca Record 1265 #111794391 citing 1967 Southeast High School in Wichita, Kansas, USA; for Kristie Alley @16yrs, b: c1951
  2. "Kirstie Louise Alley Weds R. D. Alley", wedding notice published on 13 Jun 1971 in "Wichita Beacon" of Wichita, Kansas; p46
  3. California Divorce Index 1966-1984 on; from California Divorce Index 1966-1984 on; citing Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services in Sacramento, CA; divorced: Jun 1975 Los Angeles, California for Kirstie L. Alley & Robert D. Alley
  4. Connecticut Marriage Index 1959-2001 on; from Connecticut, Marriage Index 1959-2001 on; citing Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford, CT; m: 22 Dec 1983 Westport, FairField County, Connecticut, USA for Richard S. Parker, Jr. & Kirstie Alley
  5. "Report: Kirstie Alley, Parker Stevenson file for divorce", news clipping published on 29 Nov 1996 in "Longview News-Journal" of Longview, Texas; p19
  6. "Kirstie Alley, ‘Cheers’ and ‘Veronica’s Closet’ star, dead at 71", obituary published on 06 Dec 2022 CNN
  7. Find A Grave: Memorial #246208191 for Kirstie Louise Alley, b: 12 Jan 1951 Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA; d: 05 Dec 2022 Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA; as burial unknown

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