US actress Kirstie Alley, who starred in the romantic comedy Look Who's Talking! celebrated her greatest cinema success is dead. According to her children True and Lillie Parker, Alley died at the age of 71 as a result of a recently discovered cancer.
"She was surrounded by her immediate family," the actress said in a statement on her Instagram. Her spokesman Donovan Daughtry confirmed the death at the request of the German Press Agency.
In the film comedy "Look who's talking!" from 1989, Alley played the pregnant Mollie, who goes into labor while on a cab ride. The driver James (John Travolta) not only helps her with the birth, but also becomes a babysitter. In the end, Mollie and James become a couple. The film was a great success and received two sequels, "Look Who's Talking 2" (1990) and "Look Who's Talking Now" (1993).
Alley won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her role in the popular comedy series "Cheers" (1987-1993). The twice-divorced actress has had other television appearances in series such as 'The Storm' and in films such as 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' (1982) and 'Love Without a Sickness Certificate' (2015). In the series "Fat Actress" (2005), Alley made fun of Hollywood's obsession with being thin. Her TV reality show Big Life (2010) was all about her own struggle with the pounds.