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August 19, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Sitcom favorites Shelley Long and Cindy Williams get to strut their comedic stuff together for the first time in the Hallmark Movie Channel's new film, "Strawberry Summer," which airs at 8 p.m. Saturday. Both stars say they are surprised it took them this long. "It seems strange that we haven't worked together," said Long, who came to fame 30 years ago as waitress Diane Chambers on NBC's "Cheers. " "I feel like I know her. " "We shared a nanny," recalled Williams, who demonstrated her uncanny mastery of slapstick as Shirley Feeney from 1976 to '83 onABC's"Laverne & Shirley.
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August 19, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Sitcom favorites Shelley Long and Cindy Williams get to strut their comedic stuff together for the first time in the Hallmark Movie Channel's new film, "Strawberry Summer," which airs at 8 p.m. Saturday. Both stars say they are surprised it took them this long. "It seems strange that we haven't worked together," said Long, who came to fame 30 years ago as waitress Diane Chambers on NBC's "Cheers. " "I feel like I know her. " "We shared a nanny," recalled Williams, who demonstrated her uncanny mastery of slapstick as Shirley Feeney from 1976 to '83 onABC's"Laverne & Shirley.
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December 17, 1986 | VICTOR VALLE, Times Staff Writer
The on-again, off-again romance between the highbrow barmaid and the ex-jock barkeeper on NBC's hit sitcom "Cheers" is over, actress Shelley Long announced Tuesday. Long, who has played the role of Diane Chambers opposite Ted Danson as Sam Malone since "Cheers" premiered in 1982, gave formal notice that she will be leaving at the end of the season. She cited family commitments and her recently launched movie ventures.
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December 11, 1997 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Christmas setting in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" makes it a favorite theatrical holiday offering, but for Shelley Long, who will play independent Jo March in California Artists Radio Theatre's live production at the Cinegrill on Dec. 20-21, Alcott's classic is much more. "Having read it now as an adult, it certainly has something to say to young people," the former "Cheers" star said, "but, boy, it has some great stuff to say to parents."
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November 6, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
"Hello Again," a typically bright and shiny Touchstone comedy, would have us believe that you could raise a person from the dead if : (1) the individual died before his or her time; (2) you felt pure love for the deceased, and (3) the Earth, the moon and the Dog star are aligned in a perfect isosceles triangle.
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May 16, 1990
Mean Joe is a big black man who protects the children, Lady Catherine is stuffy, Sister Mary Catherine is a nun, Ten-Four knows how to cut a business deal--and they are all personalities of Truddi Chase. A woman with multiple personalities brings out the best in actresses--Joanne Woodward in "Three Faces of Eve," Sally Field in "Sybil" and now Shelley Long in "Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase," a four-hour miniseries to air on ABC on Sunday and Monday.
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October 26, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Long to Star in Series: After making five feature films, Shelley Long will return to series television in a half-hour CBS show set for the 1991-92 season. The series, currently in development, will be produced by Imagine Entertainment.
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December 7, 1986
I had to laugh while reading about the billing problems in "Outrageous Fortune" between "big stars" Shelley Long and Bette Midler (Outtakes, by Peter H. Brown and Jim Pinkston, Nov. 23). Pardon me, but when did Long become "such a big star"? Sure, she knocked 'em out singing on the Emmys but doesn't anyone use a calculator anymore? Bette Midler: two smash hits with "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" and "Ruthless People," Oscar nomination for "The Rose" and one turkey, "Jinxed."
NEWS
May 24, 1987
My vote for best season finale goes to "Moonlighting." It was hilarious and I can't wait to see how they handle Maddie's pregnancy next season. My vote for worst season finale: "Cheers." It also was hilarious, but somewhat contrived and very disappointing. We should have at least been able to see Sam and Diane get married before Shelley Long left the show. Kathy Carlisle, Huntington Beach
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March 11, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Cheers' Reunion Set: Shelley Long will return as Sam's old fling Diane for a final toast on "Cheers" before the NBC series closes its tab for good on May 20. "She will be coming back as a guest star for one of the final episodes, but not necessarily the finale," a source at Paramount Television confirmed Tuesday. Diane Chambers was last seen at Cheers in 1987, when she said she was leaving to write a novel.
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July 23, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Cheers" toasted the end of its 11-year run on NBC in 1993. The final episode scored a huge, Super Bowl-sized rating and left behind legions of admiring fans. The network quickly followed with "Frasier," the Emmy-winning spinoff starring Kelsey Grammer, which seemed to effortlessly pick up where its predecessor finished. Practically hypnotized by those big numbers, network and studio executives clamored to lure other "Cheers" alumni back to television.
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April 2, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
More 'Cheers': Her return to the set was friendly, but Shelley Long says that since her departure from the series, star Ted Danson "has admitted to me that there were comments made . . . shortly after I left. . . . I guess in some ways they felt that I abandoned them and put them in jeopardy." In an interview in the April 10 TV Guide, Long reflects on her departure: "I noticed that, near the end, I started being treated like Diane. . . .
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March 11, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Cheers' Reunion Set: Shelley Long will return as Sam's old fling Diane for a final toast on "Cheers" before the NBC series closes its tab for good on May 20. "She will be coming back as a guest star for one of the final episodes, but not necessarily the finale," a source at Paramount Television confirmed Tuesday. Diane Chambers was last seen at Cheers in 1987, when she said she was leaving to write a novel.
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August 27, 1992 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Randall Shelley struck out nine, scattered four hits and did not walk a batter Wednesday as Long Beach defeated Lake Charles, La., 16-1, in the Little League World Series. It was the 20th consecutive victory for Long Beach, which plays Hamilton Square, N.J., in the United States championship game today. Long Beach defeated Hamilton Square, 6-4, Tuesday. In the international championship, undefeated Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, plays Mindanao, Philippines.
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October 26, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Long to Star in Series: After making five feature films, Shelley Long will return to series television in a half-hour CBS show set for the 1991-92 season. The series, currently in development, will be produced by Imagine Entertainment.
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September 21, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Don't Tell Her It's Me (citywide) is so dreadful you have to wonder what such established players as Steve Guttenberg, Jami Gertz, Shelley Long and Kyle MacLachlan, in accepting this script, have turned down that could have been any worse. The same goes for director Malcolm Mowbray, best known for "A Private Function," one of the funniest British comedies of the past decade. What was it that attracted these talented people to Sarah Bird's adaptation of her novel "The Boyfriend School?"
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April 2, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
More 'Cheers': Her return to the set was friendly, but Shelley Long says that since her departure from the series, star Ted Danson "has admitted to me that there were comments made . . . shortly after I left. . . . I guess in some ways they felt that I abandoned them and put them in jeopardy." In an interview in the April 10 TV Guide, Long reflects on her departure: "I noticed that, near the end, I started being treated like Diane. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1990
Mean Joe is a big black man who protects the children, Lady Catherine is stuffy, Sister Mary Catherine is a nun, Ten-Four knows how to cut a business deal--and they are all personalities of Truddi Chase. A woman with multiple personalities brings out the best in actresses--Joanne Woodward in "Three Faces of Eve," Sally Field in "Sybil" and now Shelley Long in "Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase," a four-hour miniseries to air on ABC on Sunday and Monday.
NEWS
May 5, 1989
Douglass Watson, the distinguished character actor who played the role of the charismatic publishing magnate on the NBC soap opera "Another World" for nearly 15 years, has died from a heart attack, the network announced Thursday. He was 67. An NBC spokesman said Watson, who played the part of Mackenzie Cory, was vacationing in Arizona when he died Monday. His last appearance in "Another World" will be broadcast on Wednesday. The role earned Watson two Emmy Awards, in the 1979-80 season and again in 1980-81.
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