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  • Shelley Long

    Born on August 23, 1949 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Cheers (1982)

Shelley Long as "Diane Chambers"

Laid-back Sam Malone, a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, owns and runs Cheers, a cozy bar in Boston. He hires smart, uptight -- and jilted -- Diane Chambers as a server, out of sympathy, but their attraction causes constant bickering. Wacky characters fill the bar: sarcastic waitress Carla, beer-loving accountant Norm, know-it-all postman Cliff. When Diane leaves Boston much later, Sam sells the bar, buys a boat and sails the world, but his boat sinks, so he returns. New, ambitious manager Rebecca Howe hires him back, but they love to hate each other too.

Emmy (Primetime) (1986) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1985) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1985) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1984) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1984) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1983) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1983) Won Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

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