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Kirstie Alley biography: 13 things about actress born in Wichita, Kansas

Kirstie Louise Alley was an actress born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States to Robert Deal Alley and Lillian Alley. Kirstie has two siblings namely Colette Alley and Craig Alley.

Kirstie has two children. Here are 13 more things about her:

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  1. In 1969, she graduated from Wichita Southeast High School in Wichita. She then went to Kansas State University in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas but dropped out after her sophomore year then moved to Los Angeles, California, USA to pursue Scientology and work as an interior designer.
  2. From 1970 to 1977, she was married to Bob Alley. In 1978, she played a handmaiden in the “Quark” episode “The Old and the Beautiful”. Raised as a Methodist, she became a member of the Church of Scientology in 1979. In the same year, she won $500 in the first round of “Match Game” and $5500 in the second round.
  3. In 1980, she appeared on the game show “Password Plus“. In 1981, an automobile accident involving a drunk driver seriously injured her father and killed her mother. In 1982, she made her film debut by playing Saavik in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan“.
  4. From 1983 to 1984, she played Casey Collins in “Masquerade“. From 1983 to 1997, she was married to Parker Stevenson. They adopted William Stevenson in 1992 and Lillie Stevenson in 1995.
  5. From 1985 to 1986, she played Virgilia Hazard in “North and South“. From 1987 to 1993, she played Rebecca Howe in “Cheers“. In 1989, she starred in “Look Who’s Talking” opposite John Travolta.
  6. From 1997 to 2000, she played Veronica Chase in “Veronica’s Closet“. In May 2000, she purchased a waterfront mansion in Clearwater, Florida, USA from former Scientologist Lisa Marie Presley for $1.5 million.
  7. From 2004 to 2007, she was a Jenny Craig spokesperson. In 2007, she donated $5 million to the Church of Scientology.
  8. In 2010, she founded Organic Liaison, a company that sells weight loss products.
  9. She competed in “Dancing with the Stars” Season 12, which aired on ABC from March 21, 2011 to May 24, 2011. She was runner-up to Hines Ward.
  10. From 2013 to 2014, she played Maddie Banks in “Kirstie“. In April 2014, she resumed a role as a Jenny Craig spokesperson. Jenny Craig’s parent company acquired Organic Liaison. In 2015, she played Aunt Rita in “Accidental Love“, the last filmed she starred in.
  11. In 2016, she played Ingrid Hoffel in “Scream Queens” Season 2.
  12. She competed in “Celebrity Big Brother 22“, which aired on Channel 5 from August 16, 2018 to September 10, 2018. She was runner-up to Ryan Thomas.
  13. She competed as Baby Mammoth in “The Masked Singer” Season 7, which aired on Fox from March 9, 2022 to May 18, 2022. She finished sixth. On December 5, 2022, she died at the age of 71 after a short battle with cancer.
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