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Shelley Long - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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Born August 23, 1949 - American actress.
She began her career as a model, filming for advertising. After several television roles, she made her big screen debut in 1980 in America's Last Married Couple. A year later, she starred in the movie "The Caveman" .
Long achieved her first major acclaim after co-starring in Ron Howard's 1982 film The Night Shift. She later starred in the comedy film Losing It, which was not a box office success. In 1982, she landed the female lead in the series Merry Company, which brought her worldwide fame and many awards. In between filming the seasons of the series, she continued to act in films, performing exclusively the main roles. In 1984, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Irreconcilable Contradictions. This was followed by the successful at the box office Breakthrough (1986) with Tom Hanks, Mad Money (1987) with Bette Midler and Hello Again (1987). She was offered the leading roles in the films "Business Girl", "Jack the Jumping" and "My Stepmother is an Alien",
In 1987, Long left the Gay Company series. Her departure received a lot of press coverage. There were rumors that her departure from television was associated with the desire to act only in films, but the actress denied this. After she left, the series lasted for another five years, and Long returned to it in 1993 in the finale.
After leaving the series, she starred in the moderately successful 1989 film Rota Beverly Hills. A year later, she received critical acclaim for her leading role in Voices Within: The Life of Trudie Chase, about a woman who suffers from a mental disorder, as a result of which she lives twenty different lives. She later starred in the films "Don't Tell Her It's Me" and "Frozen Assets" .
In 1995, she starred in the family comedy The Brady Family Movie, which became a box office success and spawned two sequels: The Brady Family 2 (1996) and The Brady Family at the White House (2002). Since the late nineties, Long has retired from her career as an actress, raising her children. In 2000, she starred in Doctor T and His Women opposite Richard Gere. On television, she has largely guest-starred in recent years on TV series such as 8 Simple Rules for My Teenage Daughter's Friend, Boston Lawyers and Family of America, and has also appeared in several television films. In addition, she has starred in several independent motion pictures.