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Shelly Lee Alley

Biography

Through the ’30s and ’40s, Shelly Lee Alley and his Alley Pet cats were probably one of the most prominent Western Golf swing rings in Texas. Given birth to in Alleyton, Tx, singer/songwriter/fiddle participant Alley started his career because the leader of the San Antonio military camp orchestra during Globe War I. Pursuing military support, he continued to lead many little orchestras, which performed on r / c through the entire Lone Star Condition. Through the early ’20s, Alley was mainly thinking about pop and jazz music and belonged to many small combos, like the Dixie Serenaders, which performed in a Dallas radio train station. Furthermore to carrying out and performing music, Alley was also a songwriter. One of is own early tunes, “Travelin’ Blues,” became a Depression-era strike for Jimmie Rodgers; its achievement turned Alley even more towards nation and traditional western music, and he became a member of a Fort Well worth radio show known as “The Chuck Wagon Gang.” He created the Alley Felines in 1936 and performed r / c and regional dances within the Houston and Beaumont region. The Alley Felines recorded several periods for the American Record Company in the Vocalion label. Some Alley Felines members, such as for example Ted Daffan and Leon Selph, continued to form their very own effective rings. In 1941, Alley lower an individual for Bluebird, and in addition continued writing tracks, many of that have been documented by Jimmie Davis. During Globe Battle II, the Alley Felines split up and Alley started using Patsy as well as the Buckaroos. He got the Felines back jointly and cut an individual for the world label, however the group disbanded once and for all around 1946. Alley still performed his fiddle sometimes and wrote tracks; his stepson, Clyde Brewer, continued to become popular Western Golf swing musician in his very own right.

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Full Name Shelly Lee Alley
Died June 1, 1964, Houston, Texas, United States
Music Songs Alley Cat Stomp, Can't Nobody Truck Like Me, Bring It on Home to Grandma, Houston Blues, Women Women Women, She Just Wiggled Around, The Big House Blues, It Took My Breath Away, Deep Congress Avenue, Let's Do It Honey, You've Got Me Worried Now, Beer Joint Blues, Train Whistle Blues, She Wouldn't, She Loves It So, New Mean Mama Blues, Nine or Ten Times, Low Down Blues, I'm so Used to You Now, Try It Once Again, I've Got The Blues #2, Save It for Me, She's so Different, Woman Woman Woman, Merrymakers Stomp, You've Got It, Soldier's Return, Shelley Lee - Ringing Bell, I've Got the Blues, Cold Cold Ways, I'll Et It, Somehow
Albums The Very Best Of, Country Boots Vol.1, Alley Cat Stomp, 1937-1941


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#Fact
1 Shelley 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.
2 Shelley'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".
3 Directed by four Academy Award winners: Ron Howard, Curtis Hanson, Arthur Hiller, and Robert Altman.
4 Lives in Pacific Palisades, California with her husband. [December 2003]
5 Returned to work four months after giving birth to her daughter Juliana Long Tyson when she began filming the fourth series of Cheers (1982).
6 Was eight months pregnant with her daughter Juliana Long Tyson when she completed filming the third series of Cheers (1982).
7 Originally 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.
8 Wore a wig on the set of "Cheers" because she didn't want the hot set lights to damage her hair.
9 She 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.
10 Originally cast to play the lead character Celeste in My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988). It would go to future Academy Award winner Kim Basinger.
11 Originally cast to play the lead character Terry Dolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986). It would go to future Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg.
12 Daughter, Juliana Long Tyson (born March 27th 1985), with ex-husband Bruce Tyson.
13 Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).
14 Shortly 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.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Different Flowers 2016 completed Grandma Mildred
Modern Family 2009-2016 TV Series DeDe Pritchett
Instant Mom 2015 TV Series
A Place in the Heart 2014/I Nona
Holiday Road Trip 2013 TV Movie Cynthia
The Wedding Chapel 2013 Jeanie Robertson
Merry In-Laws 2012 TV Movie Mrs. Claus
The Dog Who Saved the Holidays 2012 TV Movie Aunt Barbara / Airport Cat
Best Man Down 2012 Gail
Strawberry Summer 2012 TV Movie Eileen Landon
Zombie Hamlet 2012 Shine Reynolds
Switched at Birth 2012 TV Series Rya Bellows
Holiday Engagement 2011 TV Movie Meredith Burns
A.N.T. Farm 2011 TV Series Mrs. Busby
Retired at 35 2011 TV Series Ginny
Pizza Man 2011 Mrs. Burns
Family Guy 2010 TV Series Carol Brady
Ice Dreams 2009 TV Movie Harriet Clayton
Mr. Vinegar and the Curse 2008 Short Ms. Persnickety
Trust Me 2007 Mitzi Robinson
A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser 2007 Barbara
Honeymoon with Mom 2006 Marla (Mom)
Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door 2006 TV Movie Betsy Lucas
Complete Savages 2004-2005 TV Series Judy
Yes, Dear 2005 TV Series Margaret
Boston Legal 2005 TV Series Miriam Watson
Joan of Arcadia 2004 TV Series Miss Candy
Strong Medicine 2003 TV Series Lauren Chase
8 Simple Rules 2003 TV Series Mary Ellen Doyle
The Santa Trap 2002 TV Movie Molly Emerson
The Brady Bunch in the White House 2002 TV Movie Carol Brady
Frasier 1994-2001 TV Series Diane Chambers
Dr. T & the Women 2000 Carolyn
Beggars and Choosers 2000 TV Series Pamela Marston
Jingle Bells 1999 TV Movie Mom (voice)
Chicken Soup for the Soul 1999 TV Series Teacher
Vanished Without a Trace 1999 TV Movie Elizabeth Porterson
The Adventures of Ragtime 1998 Sam
Diagnosis Murder 1998 TV Series Kay Ludlow
Kelly Kelly 1998 TV Series Kelly Novack
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1998 TV Series The Wicked Witch
Home 1996 Video
A Different Kind of Christmas 1996 TV Movie Elizabeth Gates
Boston Common 1996 TV Series Louise Holmes
Murphy Brown 1995-1996 TV Series Dottie Wilcox
A Very Brady Sequel 1996 Carol Brady
Life with Louie 1996 TV Series Sally Tubbs
Susie Q 1996 TV Movie Penny Sands
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1995 TV Series Lucille Newtrich
Freaky Friday 1995 TV Movie Ellen Andrews
The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 Carol Brady
The Women of Spring Break 1995 TV Movie Anne
Count on Me 1994 TV Movie
Good Advice 1993-1994 TV Series Susan DeRuzza
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories 1993 TV Series Narrator (segment "Bootsie Barker Bites")
Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's 1993 TV Movie Fay Sommerfield
Cheers 1982-1993 TV Series Diane Chambers
A Message from Holly 1992 TV Movie Kate
Fatal Memories 1992 TV Movie Eileen Franklin Lipsker
Frozen Assets 1992 Dr. Grace Murdock
The Boyfriend School 1990 Lizzie Potts
Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase 1990 TV Movie Truddi Chase
Troop Beverly Hills 1989 Phyllis Nefler
Hello Again 1987 Lucy Chadman
Outrageous Fortune 1987 Lauren
Welcome to the Parade 1986
The Money Pit 1986 Anna Crowley
Irreconcilable Differences 1984 Lucy Van Patten Brodsky
Losin' It 1983 Kathy
Super Bowl XVII Pre-Game Show 1983 TV Movie Diane Chambers (uncredited)
Night Shift 1982 Belinda Keaton
The Princess and the Cabbie 1981 TV Movie Carol
Ghost of a Chance 1981 TV Short Jenny Clifford
Caveman 1981 Tala
The Promise of Love 1980 TV Movie Lorraine
A Small Circle of Friends 1980 Alice
M*A*S*H 1980 TV Series Lt. Mendenhall
The Dooley Brothers 1979 TV Movie Lucy Bennett
Trapper John, M.D. 1979 TV Series Lauren
Young Guy Christian 1979 TV Movie Mia Mishugi
The Cracker Factory 1979 TV Movie Clara
Family 1979 TV Series Joan Phillips
The Love Boat 1978 TV Series Heather McKenzie
That Thing on ABC 1978 TV Movie Performer
The Key 1977 Narrator (voice)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cheers 1982-1987 TV Series performer - 5 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dog Who Saved the Holidays 2012 TV Movie co-producer
Zombie Hamlet 2012 co-producer
Kelly Kelly 1998 TV Series co-executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Santa Trap 2002 TV Movie creative consultant
The Brady Bunch in the White House 2002 TV Movie consultant

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
Cheers 1990 TV Series Herself / Diane Chambers
Comic Relief IV 1990 TV Special documentary Herself
The American Cinematheque Honors Ron Howard 1990 TV Movie Herself
Comicitis 1989 Short Herself
The More You Know 1989 TV Series Herself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1989 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989 TV Series Herself
Comic Relief III 1989 TV Special documentary Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1989 TV Series Herself
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Super Bowl Party 1989 TV Special Herself
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC 1988 TV Special Herself
Comic Relief '87 1987 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1981-1987 TV Series Herself / Lauren from OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Co-Host / Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Presenter: Outstanding Drama Series
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration 1986 TV Special documentary Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder 1986 TV Special documentary Herself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
The NBC All Star Hour 1985 TV Movie Herself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical & Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984 TV Special Herself
Hour Magazine 1983-1984 TV Series Herself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - 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 Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical & Presenter
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Program
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Actor, 'Cheers'
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows 2016 TV Special Herself
Greatest Ever Sitcoms 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
TV's Funniest of the Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special 2013 TV Movie Herself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Herself
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary Herself / Diane Chambers
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special 2008 TV Special Herself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
My First Time 2006 TV Series Herself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Unforgettable Moments in Television Entertainment 2005 TV Movie Herself
TV Land's Top Ten 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Herself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2002 TV Special Herself
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
TVography: Cheers 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2001 TV Series Herself
The Making of 'Dr. T and the Women' 2001 Video documentary short Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Comic Relief Jukebox 1999 TV Short Herself
The Howie Mandel Show 1999 TV Series Herself
My Favourite 'Frasier' 1999 TV Special documentary Herself
The 'Frasier' Story 1999 TV Special documentary Herself
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
TV Guide's Prevue '98 1998 TV Series Herself
The 9th Annual American Teacher Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Melinda: First Lady of Magic 1997 TV Special Mother - Special Guest
The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996 TV Series documentary Quote Reader
Comic Relief VII 1995 TV Special documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1995 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Women 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Cheers: Last Call! 1993 TV Short Herself / Diane Chambers
Memories of M*A*S*H 1991 TV Movie documentary Host / Lt. Mendenhall

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2016 TV Series Herself
The O'Reilly Factor 2014 TV Series Diane Chambers (segment "Watters' World")
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Anna Crowley Beissart
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Anna
TV's Greatest Sidekicks 2004 TV Special
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde 2004 TV Mini-Series Herself
Carla's Whipping Boy 2004 Video short Diane Chambers (uncredited)
Nicholas Colasanto: His Final Season 2004 Video short Diane Chambers (uncredited)
Shrink-Warped: Introducing Frasier Crane 2004 Video short Diane Chambers (uncredited)
The Mystery of Maris: The Break-Up Begins 2004 Video short Diane Chambers (uncredited)
Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter 2004 TV Movie Diane Chambers (uncredited)
Carla the Comeback Queen: Insults for Every Occasion 2004 Video short Diane Chambers (uncredited)
Cliff's Notes: The Wisdom of Cliff Clavin 2004 Video short Diane Chambers (uncredited)
Di Another Day: Diane Chambers from A-Z 2004 Video short Diane Chambers (uncredited)
Strictly Top-Shelf: The Guys Behind the Bar 2004 Video documentary short Herself
Coach Ernie Pantusso's Rules of the Game 2003 Video short Diane Chambers (uncredited)
I'll Drink to That: Stormin' Norm-isms 2003 Video short Diane Chambers (uncredited)
Love at First Fight: Opposites Distract 2003 Video short Diane Chambers (uncredited)
Setting the Bar: A Conversation with Ted Danson 2003 Video documentary short Diane Chambers (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1985 TV Series Diane Chambers from TV series CHEERS

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Break Up That Was So Bad It Was Good Cheers (1982) · Ted Danson
2006 Legend Award TV Land Awards Cheers (1982) · John Ratzenberger
· Rhea Perlman
· Ted Danson
1986 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1985 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Cheers (1982)
1985 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Cheers (1982)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1983 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Female Star of Tomorrow

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family (2009)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actress Modern Family (2009)
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Most Memorable Kiss Cheers (1982) · Ted Danson
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Frasier (1993)
1993 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1988 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actress
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1985 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1985 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female TV Performer
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Cheers (1982)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Cheers (1982)
1984 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female TV Performer


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#Quote
1 I'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.
2 I 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.
3 I'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.
4 If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
5 I 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.
6 There 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.
7 Not everyone can be trusted. I think we all have to be very selective about the people we trust.
8 I don't believe in predestination, even though I was raised a Presbyterian.
9 I'm not perfect, but I'd like to be perfect. I'm working on it.
10 Did you know that, if you visualize, you can actually hug on the phone?
11 If 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.
12 I 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.


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