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Kirstie Alley’s Children Put Her Belongings Up for Auction a Year After Her Death

Kirstie Alley’s Children Put Her Belongings Up for Auction a Year After Her Death

The children of late Cheers actress Kirstie Alley have decided to put some of her belongings up for auction to the public. Alley died in December 2022 after battling cancer.

“Our mom collected so many fun and unique things over her incredible life,” Alley’s children True and Lillie Parker told People. “We want to share some of them with others in the hopes of spreading her love of decorating.” While millions know about Alley’s acting work, some might not know that she was a trained interior designer. She collected many different items throughout her life.

The publication indicates that the “Property from The Collection of The Late Kirstie Alley” sale will go from December 21 through January 7. Items include “primarily Alley’s own household furnishings and salvage pieces gathered from her three homes in Maine and California and Clearwater, Florida.”

Kirstie Alley Liked ‘Style and Function’ of Home Design

A representative for Kirstie Alley said the actress was “a lover of both style and function.” It doesn’t matter where the item came from. It could be from “the Pier One Warehouse” (Alley was a spokesperson for the home goods store) or “a boutique in France.”

“She was always looking for the next great piece and had no problem designing around them or waiting for inspiration to strike,” her rep added.

A second part to the auction will happen between January 22 and February 4. Her representative said this part of the auction will include some of Kirstie Alley’s “favorite garden green decor and salvage items.” Among these items are statues, cast iron planters, a Pre-columbian artifact, salvaged copper dormers, and a Victorian bird cage.

And yes, there will be a third part to this auction. It will run from March 18 through April 7. In this part, Kirstie Alley’s clothes archive will be up for sale. She had pieces from people like Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Fendi, Christian Loubouti, Alexander McQueen, and many others. Before finding fame and fortune as an actress, Alley’s first career was as an interior designer.

Actress Recalled Early TV Appearance

Breaking into the business, though, was not an easy trip for Alley. She talked about one of the first times she appeared on television. It happened to be on the popular 1970s game show Match Game. During a visit to The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Alley talked about being on there.

“I was really poor. I didn’t have any money and I was starving — that was one reason I went on,” Alley said. “But the other was, I thought Robert Redwood was going to be sitting there at home, eating breakfast or something and go — ‘Woah! We need to put her in Sting 2. She is brilliant!’”

Besides Cheers, Kirstie Alley is known for her big-screen roles in Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan and Look Who’s Talking.