Where are Kirstie Alley’s ‘Cheers’ co-stars today?

Cheers star Kirstie Alley has died of cancer at the age of 71. The announcement came Monday night, and her former “Cheers” cast members have since spoken out.

“Kirstie was really brilliant [‘Cheers’]’ Ted Danson told People. “Her ability to play a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown was both moving and incredibly funny. I’m so sad and so thankful for all the times she made me laugh. I send my love to her children. As you know, her mother had a heart of gold. I will miss her.”

Kelsey Grammer said, “I have always believed that the grief of a public figure was a private matter, but I will say that I loved her.”

Rhea Perlman also told People, “Kirstie was a unique and wonderful person and friend. Her joie de vivre knew no bounds. We became friends almost immediately when she joined the cast…”

Kirstie Alley.
Kirstie Alley
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“Cheers” ran on NBC from 1982 to 1993 and earned a whopping 28 Emmy Awards (and 117 nominations) during its more than 10-year run. The plot followed the regulars at Boston’s Cheers bar, including Sam Malone (Ted Danson), former pitcher and bartender, Diane Chambers (Shelley Long), student and bartender, cynical cocktail waitress Carla Tortelli (Rhea Perlman). the pretentious psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), Midwestern bartender Woody Boyd (Woody Harrelson), beloved regular Norm Peterson (George Wendt), know-it-all Cliff Calvin (John Ratzenberger), uptight psychiatrist Lilith Sternin (Bebe Neuwirth) and Bar -Manager Rebecca Howe (Kirstie Alley).

Here’s everything you need to know about where they are now.

Ted Danson as Sam Malone, Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli, Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd, Kelsey Grammer as Dr.  Frasier Crane (front row lr), John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin, Tom Berenger as Don Santry, Kirsty Alley as Rebecca Howe, Shelley Long as Diane Chambers, George Wendt as Norm Peterson.
Clockwise from top left: “Cheers” stars Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer, George Wendy, Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley, Tom Berenger and John Ratzenberger.
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Ted Danson

Danson, 74, starred in a recent NBC hit, the afterlife comedy The Good Place, which ran from 2016 to 2020 and earned him three Emmy nominations. Since that show ended, he has appeared again on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” had a recurring role on Fox’s Seth MacFarlane-led series “The Orville,” and starred in a two-season NBC comedy directed by Tina Fey entitled ” mr Mayor”, which was canceled in May. He has been married to actress Mary Steenburgen, 69, since 1995.

Ted Danson and Kirstie Alley walk in "Cheers."
Ted Danson and Kirstie Alley in Cheers.
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Ted Danson smiles.
Ted Danson in 2022

Shelley Lang

Long, 73, received an Emmy nomination in 1996 for his role as Diane Chambers on the Cheers spinoff Frasier. She has since had a recurring role as DeDe Pritchett, the Dunphy kids’ mad grandmother, for several episodes between 2009 and 2018. She’s also had guest appearances on shows like Family Guy and appeared in the 2021 film The Cleaner alongside Luke Wilson and Lynda Carter.

Rhea Perlman

Perlman, 74, later starred in a failed Cheers spinoff, The Tortellis, which was canceled in 1987 after just 13 episodes. The story of the allergist’s wife.” She will soon be starring in the highly anticipated 2023 Barbie film, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, and a Kenya-Barris comedy on Netflix called You People, starring Eddie Murphy , Jonah Hill and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and LaurenLondon.

Rhea Perlman.
Rhea Perlman in 2022
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Perlman, who married Danny DeVito in 1982 and has three children with him, has been split from the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star since 2017 but has said she has no plans to officially divorce him. “We’ve been together a really long time, so there’s a lot of love and history,” she told the Post. “We agree on enough things, so why [ruin] about the gross things that come with divorce?”

Kelsey Grammer

Grammer, 67, later starred in the one-hit spinoff Cheers Frasier, which ran from 1993-2004. Since then he has appeared in a number of TV shows including The Simpsons, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Dr. Death.” He’s also found success on stage, starring in “My Fair Lady” and “La Cage aux Folles” — for which he received a 2010 Tony nomination for America.” He will next be seen in the Lifetime TV series Flowers in the Attic: The Origin, which airs this summer. He is the father of seven children and has been married to his fourth wife, former flight attendant Kayte Walsh, since 2011.

Kelsey Grammer smiling in 2022.
Kelsey Grammer in 2022
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George Wendt

74-year-old Wendt had his own sitcom on CBS, The George Wendt Show, in 1995, but it was canceled after just six episodes due to low ratings. Since then, he has appeared in films such as Man of the House, Spice World, and Kids in America, and has been on shows such as Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Hot in Cleveland, and Hot in Cleveland see “The Goldbergs.” He was last seen opposite Justin Long and Brittany Snow in “Christmas with the Campbells,” which had a limited release on December 2.

Ted Danson as Sam Malone, Kirstie Alley as Rebecca Howe, Ted Danson as Sam Malone, George Wendt as Norm Peterson, (front, lr) Kelsey Grammer as Dr.  Frasier Crane, John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin, Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli "Cheers."
Clockwise from top left: Ted Danson as Sam Malone, Kirstie Alley as Rebecca Howe, Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd, George Wendt as Norm Peterson, Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli, John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin, and Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane in “Cheers.”
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Woody Harrelson

Harrelson, 61, starred in critically acclaimed hits like HBO’s “True Detective” in 2014, as well as “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri,” for which he received an Oscar nomination. He has been married to his former personal assistant Laura Louie since 2008, with whom he has three children. He will next play a basketball coach in the comedy Champions, which premieres March 24, and will star alongside Justin Theroux, Lena Headey and Kiernan Shipka in the HBO series The Whitehouse Plumbers on Watergate. Premiered in 2023 on an unannounced date.

Ted Danson as Sam Malone, Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli, George Wendt as Norm Peterson, John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin, Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd, Kelsey Grammer as Dr.  Frasier Crane, Shelley Long as Diane Chambers, Tom Berenger as Don Santry, Kirsty Alley as Rebecca Howe, Jackie Swanson as Kelly Boyd
From left: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer, Shelley Long, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley and Jackie Swanson.
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Bebe Neuwirth

Neuwirth, 63, reprized her role in Frasier and also starred in 2005’s Law & Order: Trial by Jury. On the big screen, she appeared in both “Jumanji” films (1995 and 2019), “The Faculty,” “How to Lose a Man in 10 Days,” and “Tick, Tick…Boom!” Morticia Addams in The Addams Family. Between 2014 and 2017, she starred in the CBS drama Madame Secretary and has also appeared on shows such as The Good Fight and The Flight Attendant. Her most recent role is the HBO Max series Julia, about Julia Child, which premiered in March and will return for a second season. She has been married to writer, director and producer Chris Calkins since 2009.

Johann Ratzenberger

Ratzenberger, 75, joined his co-star Perlman in the short-lived Cheers spinoff The Tortellis. In recent years, he has had a career as a voice actor for animated characters in various Pixar franchises, Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Cars and The Incredibles. In recent years he has also voiced Fritz on Inside Out, Bill the Crab on Finding Dory, and Juan Ortodoncia on Coco. He has been married to his second wife Julie Blichfeldt since 2012.

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