• Shelley Long is a Golden Globe-winning actress, best known for her roles in "Cheers" and "Modern Family".
• She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA and attended Northwestern University.
• She started her career in 1975, making her breakthrough in "The Love Boat".
• Her net worth is estimated at $16 million.
• She has been divorced twice and has one daughter.

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Net Worth$16 million
Date Of BirthAugust 23, 1949
SpouseBruce Tyson
FactOriginally cast to play the lead character Terry Dolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986). It would go to future Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg.

Who is Shelley Long?

Born Shelley Lee Long on the 23rd August 1949, in Fort Wayne, Indiana USA, she is a Golden Globe-winning actress, perhaps best known to the world as Diane Chambers in the TV comedy series “Cheers”, while she is also known as DeDe Pritchett in the comedy series “Modern Family”, among many other differing roles she has secured so far in her career.

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Where is Shelley Long Now?

Shelley has been quite busy in the recent years; in addition to starring in “Modern Family”, she could also have been seen in such films as “Christmas in the Heartland” and “Different Flowers” both in 2017, which she produced. She tends to keep away from public eyes, and therefore doesn’t have an active social media account.

Shelley Long Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education

Shelley is the daughter of Leland Long, a rubber industry worker who later became a teacher, and Ivadine, who was a teacher. She went to South Side High School, and during these years, was quite active in the speech team, winning the National Forensic League’s National Championship in Original Oratory. Following matriculation, Shelley enrolled at Northwestern University where she studied drama, however, she never graduated as she left her studies wanting to focus fully on an acting and modeling career.

Career Beginnings

Shelley moved to Chicago, where she started appearing in commercials, but during these years she also became a part of The Second City comedy troupe. It was in 1975 that she made her first breakthrough, as a writer, producer and co-host of the show “Sorting it Out”, which eventually won three Emmy Awards, and the success of the show pushed her forward enough to make an acting debut in the TV comedy series “The Love Boat” in 1978. After that, Shelley continued with minor roles in television films, such as “The Dooley Brothers” in 1979, and “Ghost of a Chance” (1980), while in 1982 she secured the most prominent role in her career – yes, as Diane Chambers in the sitcom “Cheers”.

Rise to Prominence

“Cheers” aired through 1982 and 1983, during which time it won six Golden Globe awards, and Shelley won two Golden Globes and a Primetime Emmy award, among much other prestigious recognition for her work. It wasn’t just the awards that counted, but also Shelley’s popularity while she was on the show. She became a star and used her new-found fame to secure other notable roles between the mid- ‘80s and early ‘90s, such as the role of Anna Crowley in the comedy film “The Money Pit” (1986), starring next to Tom Hanks, then the role of Lucy Chadman in the comedy film “Hello Again” in 1987, and as Phyllis Nefler in the adventure comedy film “Troop Beverly Hills” in 1989, while she started the ‘90s with the role of Lizzie Pots in the film “The Boyfriend School” in 1990, and then portrayed Carol Brady in the film “The Brady Bunch Movie”, a role she repeated in several sequels, including “A Very Brady Sequel” in 1996, and “The Brady Bunch in the White House” (2002). She continued her career quite successfully, firstly portraying Diane Chambers in “Frasier” from 1994 to 2001.

Continual Success

She received a nomination for her part in “Frasier” as a guest actress, but with the start of the new millennium, Shelley’s career declined somewhat, nevertheless, she managed to secure several notable roles that helped her remain on the top in Hollywood. She starred in the comedy film “Honeymoon with Mom” (2006), and in 2009 in the romantic comedy film “Ice Dreams”, next to Jessica Cauffield and Brady Smith. The same year she was cast in another prominent role, as DeDe Prichett in the highly-acclaimed TV comedy series “Modern Family”, appearing in seven episodes and receiving a Gold Derby Award nomination in the category of Comedy Guest Actress. Shelley also had a notable role as Gail in the comedy-drama film “Best Man Down” in 2012.

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Do You Know How Rich Shelley Long Is?

Since launching her career, Shelley has appeared in over 80 film and TV titles, most of which increased her wealth and popularity. Some of the most successful projects on which she has worked include the TV series “Cheers”, then films in which she starred in the ‘80s, among other projects. So, have you ever wondered how rich Shelley Long is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Long’s net worth is as high as $16 million. Pretty impressive, don’t you think?

Do You Know About Shelley Long’s Personal Life, Affairs, Controversies, Marriage, Divorce, Daughter

When it comes to her personal life, Shelley has been quite open about the ups and downs that happen to her behind the camera; she has twice been divorced, and has one child from these failed relationships. The identity of her first husband hasn’t been revealed to the public, nor their years of marriage. However, her second marriage was to Bruce Tyson, a successful securities broker, which lasted from 1981 until 2004. She has a daughter, Juliana born on the 27th March 1985.

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Back in November 2004, Shelley was admitted to hospital after a painkiller overdose; she was detained for a week until doctors determined that she wasn’t suicidal anymore, and then released. It is believed that Shelley wanted to commit suicide as she was depressed after a falling out with her now ex-husband Bruce Tyson. Luckily, Shelley hasn’t had any medical problems since then, and is apparently enjoying her single life.

General Info

Full NameShelley Long
Net Worth$16 million
Date Of BirthAugust 23, 1949
Height1.68 m
EducationNorthwestern University, South Side High School


SpouseBruce Tyson
ChildrenJuliana Tyson
ParentsLeland Long, Ivadine Long


AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, TV Land Legend Award,...
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress, TV Land Most Memorable Kiss Award, People's ...
MoviesThe Money Pit, Troop Beverly Hills, The Brady Bunch Movie, Outrageous Fortune, Night Shift, Hello Again, Caveman, Holiday Engagement, A Very Brady Sequel, Irreconcilable Differences, Dr. T & the Women, Don't Tell Her It's Me, Losin' It, Merry In-Laws, Frozen Assets, Fatal Memories, A Small Circle of...
TV ShowsKelly Kelly, Good Advice, Cheers

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1I'm a real 'go, go' person... I'd make myself crazy by pushing too hard. It's important to pull pack the reins a little bit and get in touch with what's inside.
2I think, head up and shoulders back. Not only does it make you look taller and thinner but it gives you confidence and boosts your self-esteem.
3I've helped people get rid of headaches by placing my hand on their forehead, and backaches by placing my hand on their back. It's a powerful example of love that really works.
4If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
5I like men to be men and I like them to care about me and to take care of me. I'm willing to let them do that.
6There was always a feeling for me that it would work. That's what keeps me going. You go in with a positive attitude and stay there, and that's a big part of what does make it work.
7Not everyone can be trusted. I think we all have to be very selective about the people we trust.
8I don't believe in predestination, even though I was raised a Presbyterian.
9I'm not perfect, but I'd like to be perfect. I'm working on it.
10Did you know that, if you visualize, you can actually hug on the phone?
11If it's not some daring, dangerous affair, it's just not interesting, or so it seems. So, here you have two people - a famous American iconic couple - who actually like each other sexually, in marriage. Imagine.
12I don't get bothered about statistics. If somebody had pointed out to me the odds of my being a working actress getting paid for what she does, I probably would have quit early in the game.


1Shelley Long who played Carol Brady in the 90s Brady movies is 15 years younger than Florence Henderson--Both were born and raised in Indiana. Shelley grew up in Fort Wayne and Florence in Dale, IN.
2Shelley's part in Irreconcilable Differences (1984) was loosely inspired by Polly Platt, the Academy-Award nominated production designer. The movie dealt with a director (played by Ryan O'Neal) leaving his wife (played by Shelley) for a starlet (played by Sharon Stone). In real life, director Peter Bogdanovich divorced his wife Platt to be with starlet Cybill Shepherd. When Platt was asked about Irreconcilable Differences (1984), her answer was: "They got more right than wrong".
3Directed by four Academy Award winners: Ron Howard, Curtis Hanson, Arthur Hiller, and Robert Altman.
4Lives in Pacific Palisades, California with her husband. [December 2003]
5Returned to work four months after giving birth to her daughter Juliana Long Tyson when she began filming the fourth series of Cheers (1982).
6Was eight months pregnant with her daughter Juliana Long Tyson when she completed filming the third series of Cheers (1982).
7Originally cast to play the lead character Tess McGill in Working Girl (1988). It would go to Melanie Griffith, who received an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for the film.
8Wore a wig on the set of "Cheers" because she didn't want the hot set lights to damage her hair.
9She was awarded the 1977 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Wellsapoppin" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
10Originally cast to play the lead character Celeste in My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988). It would go to future Academy Award winner Kim Basinger.
11Originally cast to play the lead character Terry Dolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986). It would go to future Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg.
12Daughter, Juliana Long Tyson (born March 27th 1985), with ex-husband Bruce Tyson.
13Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).
14Shortly before starting work on Cheers (1982), she made an unsold sitcom pilot called: "Ghost of a Chance", in which she was a newlywed haunted by the ghost of her first husband.




Different Flowers2016completedGrandma Mildred
Modern Family2009-2016TV SeriesDeDe Pritchett
Instant Mom2015TV Series
A Place in the Heart2014/INona
Holiday Road Trip2013TV MovieCynthia
The Wedding Chapel2013Jeanie Robertson
Merry In-Laws2012TV MovieMrs. Claus
The Dog Who Saved the Holidays2012TV MovieAunt Barbara / Airport Cat
Best Man Down2012Gail
Strawberry Summer2012TV MovieEileen Landon
Zombie Hamlet2012Shine Reynolds
Switched at Birth2012TV SeriesRya Bellows
Holiday Engagement2011TV MovieMeredith Burns
A.N.T. Farm2011TV SeriesMrs. Busby
Retired at 352011TV SeriesGinny
Pizza Man2011Mrs. Burns
Family Guy2010TV SeriesCarol Brady
Ice Dreams2009TV MovieHarriet Clayton
Mr. Vinegar and the Curse2008ShortMs. Persnickety
Trust Me2007Mitzi Robinson
A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser2007Barbara
Honeymoon with Mom2006Marla (Mom)
Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door2006TV MovieBetsy Lucas
Complete Savages2004-2005TV SeriesJudy
Yes, Dear2005TV SeriesMargaret
Boston Legal2005TV SeriesMiriam Watson
Joan of Arcadia2004TV SeriesMiss Candy
Strong Medicine2003TV SeriesLauren Chase
8 Simple Rules2003TV SeriesMary Ellen Doyle
The Santa Trap2002TV MovieMolly Emerson
The Brady Bunch in the White House2002TV MovieCarol Brady
Frasier1994-2001TV SeriesDiane Chambers
Dr. T & the Women2000Carolyn
Beggars and Choosers2000TV SeriesPamela Marston
Jingle Bells1999TV MovieMom (voice)
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999TV SeriesTeacher
Vanished Without a Trace1999TV MovieElizabeth Porterson
The Adventures of Ragtime1998Sam
Diagnosis Murder1998TV SeriesKay Ludlow
Kelly Kelly1998TV SeriesKelly Novack
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1998TV SeriesThe Wicked Witch
A Different Kind of Christmas1996TV MovieElizabeth Gates
Boston Common1996TV SeriesLouise Holmes
Murphy Brown1995-1996TV SeriesDottie Wilcox
A Very Brady Sequel1996Carol Brady
Life with Louie1996TV SeriesSally Tubbs
Susie Q1996TV MoviePenny Sands
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1995TV SeriesLucille Newtrich
Freaky Friday1995TV MovieEllen Andrews
The Brady Bunch Movie1995Carol Brady
The Women of Spring Break1995TV MovieAnne
Count on Me1994TV Movie
Good Advice1993-1994TV SeriesSusan DeRuzza
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories1993TV SeriesNarrator (segment "Bootsie Barker Bites")
Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's1993TV MovieFay Sommerfield
Cheers1982-1993TV SeriesDiane Chambers
A Message from Holly1992TV MovieKate
Fatal Memories1992TV MovieEileen Franklin Lipsker
Frozen Assets1992Dr. Grace Murdock
The Boyfriend School1990Lizzie Potts
Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase1990TV MovieTruddi Chase
Troop Beverly Hills1989Phyllis Nefler
Hello Again1987Lucy Chadman
Outrageous Fortune1987Lauren
Welcome to the Parade1986
The Money Pit1986Anna Crowley
Irreconcilable Differences1984Lucy Van Patten Brodsky
Losin' It1983Kathy
Super Bowl XVII Pre-Game Show1983TV MovieDiane Chambers (uncredited)
Night Shift1982Belinda Keaton
The Princess and the Cabbie1981TV MovieCarol
Ghost of a Chance1981TV ShortJenny Clifford
The Promise of Love1980TV MovieLorraine
A Small Circle of Friends1980Alice
M*A*S*H1980TV SeriesLt. Mendenhall
The Dooley Brothers1979TV MovieLucy Bennett
Trapper John, M.D.1979TV SeriesLauren
Young Guy Christian1979TV MovieMia Mishugi
The Cracker Factory1979TV MovieClara
Family1979TV SeriesJoan Phillips
The Love Boat1978TV SeriesHeather McKenzie
That Thing on ABC1978TV MoviePerformer
The Key1977Narrator (voice)


Cheers1982-1987TV Series performer - 5 episodes


The Dog Who Saved the Holidays2012TV Movie co-producer
Zombie Hamlet2012co-producer
Kelly Kelly1998TV Series co-executive producer


The Santa Trap2002TV Movie creative consultant
The Brady Bunch in the White House2002TV Movie consultant


The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Cheers1990TV SeriesHerself / Diane Chambers
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentaryHerself
The American Cinematheque Honors Ron Howard1990TV MovieHerself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHerself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1989TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHerself
Comic Relief III1989TV Special documentaryHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1989TV SeriesHerself
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Super Bowl Party1989TV SpecialHerself
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV SpecialHerself
Comic Relief '871987TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1981-1987TV SeriesHerself / Lauren from OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host / Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Presenter: Outstanding Drama Series
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHerself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
The NBC All Star Hour1985TV MovieHerself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical & Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball1984TV SpecialHerself
Hour Magazine1983-1984TV SeriesHerself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series / Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical & Presenter
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Program
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryActor, 'Cheers'
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows2016TV SpecialHerself
Greatest Ever Sitcoms2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
TV's Funniest of the Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special2013TV MovieHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself
20 to 12009TV Series documentaryHerself / Diane Chambers
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special2008TV SpecialHerself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
My First Time2006TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Unforgettable Moments in Television Entertainment2005TV MovieHerself
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHerself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHerself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHerself
TVography: Cheers2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 'Dr. T and the Women'2001Video documentary shortHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Comic Relief Jukebox1999TV ShortHerself
The Howie Mandel Show1999TV SeriesHerself
My Favourite 'Frasier'1999TV Special documentaryHerself
The 'Frasier' Story1999TV Special documentaryHerself
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHerself
TV Guide's Prevue '981998TV SeriesHerself
The 9th Annual American Teacher Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Melinda: First Lady of Magic1997TV SpecialMother - Special Guest
The 18th Annual CableACE Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen1996TV Series documentaryQuote Reader
Comic Relief VII1995TV Special documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1995TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Women1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Cheers: Last Call!1993TV ShortHerself / Diane Chambers
Memories of M*A*S*H1991TV Movie documentaryHost / Lt. Mendenhall

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2009-2016TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesDiane Chambers (segment "Watters' World")
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesAnna Crowley Beissart
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesAnna
TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV Special
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde2004TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Carla's Whipping Boy2004Video shortDiane Chambers (uncredited)
Nicholas Colasanto: His Final Season2004Video shortDiane Chambers (uncredited)
Shrink-Warped: Introducing Frasier Crane2004Video shortDiane Chambers (uncredited)
The Mystery of Maris: The Break-Up Begins2004Video shortDiane Chambers (uncredited)
Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter2004TV MovieDiane Chambers (uncredited)
Carla the Comeback Queen: Insults for Every Occasion2004Video shortDiane Chambers (uncredited)
Cliff's Notes: The Wisdom of Cliff Clavin2004Video shortDiane Chambers (uncredited)
Di Another Day: Diane Chambers from A-Z2004Video shortDiane Chambers (uncredited)
Strictly Top-Shelf: The Guys Behind the Bar2004Video documentary shortHerself
Coach Ernie Pantusso's Rules of the Game2003Video shortDiane Chambers (uncredited)
I'll Drink to That: Stormin' Norm-isms2003Video shortDiane Chambers (uncredited)
Love at First Fight: Opposites Distract2003Video shortDiane Chambers (uncredited)
Setting the Bar: A Conversation with Ted Danson2003Video documentary shortDiane Chambers (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1985TV SeriesDiane Chambers from TV series CHEERS


Won Awards

2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsBreak Up That Was So Bad It Was GoodCheers (1982)
2006Legend AwardTV Land AwardsCheers (1982)
1986Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalCheers (1982)
1985Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionCheers (1982)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)
1983ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAFemale Star of Tomorrow

Nominated Awards

2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Guest ActressModern Family (2009)
2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMost Memorable KissCheers (1982)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesFrasier (1993)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)
1988Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie Actress
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalIrreconcilable Differences (1984)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)
1985People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female TV Performer
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalCheers (1982)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)
1984People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female TV Performer

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


  1. Would love to see her do a new comedy show for a major network again, playing a mother with her real life Daughter (if her daughter is in the biz, too). David Lee, one of the line producer’s and writers from Cheers is now living in Palm springs, perhaps he still works (screenwriting, etc.) remotely?

  2. She is a very good actress I watched Cheers because of her Reply

    I like her. I watched Cheers because of Diane.
    She makes me laugh and she creates good sense of humor always.
    I wish her all the very best.

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