Did You Know that Kirstie Alley’s Dance With Hollywood

Mrs. Alley, in dark form, smiling and holding her Golden Globe in her right hand.

Kirstie Alley at the 1991 Golden Globes, which she received for her role in "Cheers."

Dr. Garelick is the D.E. Hughes Jr. Distinguished Chair of English at Southern Methodist University 

She also author of "Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Heartbeat of Records."

Whether or not she's playing a fictional person (as in "Cheers"), playing herself (in interviews or on her truth TV series

"The High Life of Kirstie Alley"), or something in between (as the fictional model in "fats Actress"),

Ms. Alley infused each overall performance with a sly self-awareness. "I know I'm adequate," she considered saying

“TV bosses tell Kirstie Alley, 'You're too fat!'” screamed a standard headline in The National Enquirer in 2007. 

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