Shelley Long

Shelley Long

Highest Rated: 92% Night Shift (1982)

Lowest Rated: 11% Hello Again (1987)

Birthday: Aug 23, 1949

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

As the prim and prudish barmaid Diane Chambers on "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993), actress Shelley Long was instrumental to the success of the show, which narrowly avoided the network chopping block to become one of television's most beloved sitcoms of all time. That success was due in large part to Long's Diane, whose on-again, off-again mismatched romance with Sam Malone (Ted Danson) fueled audience interest in the show for years. During her five seasons on "Cheers," Long adventured outside the show to stake her claim in features with hits like "Irreconcilable Differences" (1984), "The Money Pit" (1986) and "Outrageous Fortune" (1987). Buoyed by the critical and commercial success garnered from those films, Long surprised both castmates and fans when she announced her departure from "Cheers," a move that was rumored to have caused consternation among her co-stars. Unfortunately, her decision to leave the show at the height of its power led her to making ill-advised films like "Troop Beverly Hills" (1989), "Don't Tell Her It's Me" (1990) and "Frozen Assets" (1992). With her popularity hitting all-time lows, Long managed to resuscitate her career as the matriarch in "The Brady Bunch Movie" (1995) and "A Very Brady Sequel" (1996). But a set of personal setbacks - divorce and an alleged suicide attempt - derailed her comeback while generating unwanted headlines. Whatever her condition, fans wished Long well during her recovery as she remained a popular figure in the history of television sitcoms.

Highest rated movies

Night Shift
Different Flowers
The Brady Bunch Movie
Dr. T & the Women
Irreconcilable Differences
A Very Brady Sequel
Outrageous Fortune
The Money Pit

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 72% Christmas in the Heartland Judy Wilkins (Character) - 2017
80% 84% Different Flowers Grandma Mildred (Character),
Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Time Nona (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 14% The Wedding Chapel Jeanie Robertson (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holiday Road Trip Cynthia (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 33% The Dog Who Saved the Holidays Aunt Barbara (Character),
Producer
- 2012
No Score Yet 8% Merry In-Laws Mrs. Claus (Character) - 2012
31% 44% Best Man Down Gail (Character) $1.8K 2012
No Score Yet 27% Strawberry Summer Eileen Landon (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 95% Zombie Hamlet Shine Reynolds (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pizza Man Mrs. Burns (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 34% Holiday Engagement Meredith (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ice Dreams Harriet Clayton (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser Barbara (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 16% Honeymoon With Mom Marla (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 12% Falling in Love With the Girl Next Door Betsy Lucas (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 18% The Brady Bunch in the White House Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 23% The Santa Trap Molly Emerson (Character) - 2002
57% 20% Dr. T & the Women Carolyn (Character) $13.1M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jingle Bells Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanished Without a Trace Elizabeth Porterson (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Ragtime Sam (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 22% A Different Kind of Christmas Elizabeth Gates (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Susie Q Penny Sands (Character) - 1996
53% 35% A Very Brady Sequel Carol Brady (Character) $21.4M 1996
62% 46% The Brady Bunch Movie Carol Brady (Character) $45.6M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to Paradise Anne (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freaky Friday Ellen Andrews (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sex, Shock and Censorship Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 27% Frozen Assets Dr. Grace Murdock (Character) $124K 1992
No Score Yet 43% Fatal Memories Eileen Franklin Lipsker (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Message From Holly Kate (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 60% Don't Tell Her It's Me Lizzie Potts (Character) $1.1M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase Truddi Chase (Character) - 1990
25% 62% Troop Beverly Hills Phyllis Nefler (Character) $7.9M 1989
11% 50% Hello Again Lucy Chadman (Character) $20.3M 1987
50% 61% Outrageous Fortune Lauren Ames (Character) $52.8M 1987
50% 58% The Money Pit Anna Crowley Beissart Fielding (Character) $30.9M 1986
57% 46% Irreconcilable Differences Lucy Van Patten Brodsky (Character) - 1984
18% 28% Losin' It Kathy (Character) - 1982
92% 63% Night Shift Belinda Keaton (Character) - 1982
28% 54% Caveman Tala (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Princess and the Cabbie Carol (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 26% A Small Circle of Friends Alice (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Promise of Love Lorraine (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
85% 87% Modern Family Dede Pritchett (Guest Star) 2016-2018 2011-2012 2009
No Score Yet 81% Switched at Birth Rya Bellows (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 61% Family Guy Carol Brady (Guest Voice) 2010
45% No Score Yet Complete Savages Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
86% 91% Boston Legal Miriam Watson (Guest Star) 2005
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
58% No Score Yet 8 Simple Rules Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
93% 95% Frasier Diane Chambers (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2001 1996 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
20% No Score Yet Kelly Kelly Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 75% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
33% No Score Yet Boston Common Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
86% 86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Advice Susan DeRuzza (Character) 1993-1994
87% 92% Cheers Diane Chambers (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1993 1990 1982-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1987
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Lt. Mendenhall (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1979

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