|A Day in Indiana History - August|
Shelley Long (August 23, 1949 - ?)
The daughter of Leland Long and Ivadine Williams long, Shelly is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. After attending elementary and high school in Fort Wayne area schools, she enrolled in Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois majoring in drama. She quit school to take minor parts in several television series before landing her role in the hit television series Cheers. She spent five years playing Diane Chambers, doing movies on the off-season. She left the show to pursue a movie career. These movies included Irreconcilable Differences, Outrageous Fortune and Hello Again. She later played Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel. Shelly continues to be involved in the movie and television industry.