The Owner Of Boston’s Cheers Bar Remembers Kirstie Alley And Serves A Drink In Her Honor
The longtime owner of what is now known as Cheers, Tom Kershaw, placed a pot of flowers at the famous entrance to the Beacon Hill bar. He did so in honor of actress Kirstie Alley, following her passing on Tuesday from colon cancer. Kershaw has owned what was originally known at the Bull and Finch Pub for over 50 years.
Kershaw told WCVB TV, “She was a great comedian. She was a comic. She was a funny person. She was just natural, particularly when they were off-camera. She was hilarious.” People will likely continue to pour into the legendary bar that inspired the TV for the weekend.
One group of friends remembered the late actress Kirstie Alley the best way they could on Tuesday night: by raising a drink to her in the bar once “owned” by her most famous character. https://t.co/erIeUrLJ1D— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) December 7, 2022
Meanwhile, a group of Cheers fans recently gathered to raise one in her memory. The bar is serving a Ruby Red mocktail in honor of Kirstie’s character on the show, Rebecca Howe. Kirstie played the character from 1987-1993. She won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her work on the TV show Cheers.
I can hear the theme song of the iconic TV show now…
So, Cheers to Kirstie and her breakout role in what became one of the longest running, most successful shows in history. It ran from 1982 to 1993, and was a ratings champion. For those of us in the Boston area, the show had special meaning. We understood the local references, jokes and accents, better than most.
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