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Encyclopedia > Diane Chambers
Cheers character


Diane in a beauty contest in Cheers Cheers is a popular American situation comedy produced by Charles-Burrows-Charles Productions in association with CBS Paramount Television for NBC. Cheers was created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. ... Image File history File links Cheers_diane. ... Cheers is a popular American situation comedy produced by Charles-Burrows-Charles Productions in association with CBS Paramount Television for NBC. Cheers was created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. ...

Diane Chambers
Gender Female
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Role in Cheers Waitress
Portrayed by Shelley Long

Diane Chambers was a fictional character on the American television show Cheers, portrayed by Shelley Long (1982–1987, 1993). Diane was introduced in the pilot episode, her fiancé leaving her waiting at Cheers while he goes back to recover his wedding ring from his ex-wife. Look up Female in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Shelley Lee Long, born on August 23, 1949 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American actress and comedienne. ... Cheers is a popular American situation comedy produced by Charles-Burrows-Charles Productions in association with CBS Paramount Television for NBC. Cheers was created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. ... Shelley Lee Long, born on August 23, 1949 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American actress and comedienne. ... A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ...


Diane spent most of her time at Cheers bemoaning her fate and generally acting superior to the rest of the staff and customers. Diane was also a persistent thorn in the side of her feisty fellow barmaid Carla Tortelli (Rhea Perlman) who had little time for Diane's myriad pretensions. However, Diane changed significantly enough that by the fifth season, she was more down to Earth, and marveled at what a "prissy snot" she was when she first entered Cheers. After leaving Cheers, though, she'd regressed to her former neurotic poseur personality. Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec, known as Carla Tortelli, was a waitress on the American television show Cheers, portrayed by Rhea Perlman. ... Rhea Perlman at the 1988 Emmy Awards. ...


Diane's fiancé leaves her in the pilot episode, and she takes a job waitressing at Cheers to try to rebuild her life. In comparison to the bar's general clientele, Diane Chambers seems amusingly out of place, until she introduces intellectual psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane (played by Kelsey Grammer) into the mix. Diane and Frasier have a romance (ended when Diane leaves Frasier at the altar) sandwiched between Diane's romances with Sam Malone. Diane finds Sam's rugged and rather obvious charms, by turns, repulsive and magnetic. Sam is both maddened and drawn by Diane's ambivalence toward him. A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ... Dr. Frasier Winslow Crane (b. ... Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a six-time Emmy and a two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor who is best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane, whom he played for nine years on Cheers... Sam Mayday Malone was a character on the American television show Cheers, portrayed by Ted Danson. ...


Diane also suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, hinted at in various episodes; Diane demands that the pencils and pens in her pocket be in very precise order. In the episode "Power Play" it is revealed that Diane obsessively hoards stuffed animals.


Diane was later admitted to Goldenbrook Psychiatric Hospital, after Season 2, for extreme depression. It was here that she met Dr. Frasier Crane. After a romance (which she later admits was a "bit of fun," and that she strung him along), she left him at the altar in Italy at the end of Season 3. Diane left to work at a convent, and went back to Cheers after a visit from Sam in the Season 4 opener. Sexual tension ensued between Sam and Diane for much of Season 4, and Sam eventually proposed to Diane over the phone in the season finale. Clinical depression (also called major depressive disorder, or unipolar depression when compared to bipolar disorder) is a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individuals social functioning and/or activities of daily living. ... Dr. Frasier Winslow Crane (b. ... This article is about an abbey as a religious building. ...


Sam wanted to propose to her in the romantic fashion that she would have wanted, and he did so on a moonlit boat ride during the premiere of Season 5, only to have her say no because she thought that Sam was "on the rebound" from his break-up with counselor Janet Eldridge (Diane later jumped overboard after Sam, in anger, said he was going to throw her off the boat). Midway through Season 5, Sam proposes again. Diane says no again, and Sam chases her out of Cheers. She sues him for assault and battery. In the courtroom, Diane accepted Sam's proposal (brought on by a judge's ruling when Diane sued Sam). Assault and battery is the combination of two violent crimes: assault (the threat of violence) and battery (actual physical violence). ... A courtroom is the actual enclosed space in which a judge regularly holds court. ...


Diane was written out of Cheers following Shelley Long's decision to leave the show after Season 5 in 1987. In the season finale, Diane was given a chance to write the book she always wanted. Diane wanted to marry Sam before writing the book, but Sam, who knew that Diane was going to resent him for keeping her from her dreams, talked her out of it. Diane received a hefty advance for her manuscript, and left Sam to complete it. Promising to be back in six months to marry him, Diane left Boston. Knowing Diane would not return, Sam told her, "Have a good life." The episode ended with a coda in which Sam imagined he and Diane as an elderly married couple. Look up coda in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Long reprised her role in the Cheers series finale in 1993. Diane's novel never came together, but she had rebounded and was a successful writer of a made-for-TV movie called "The Heart Held Hostage" (based on Carla). Diane returned to Boston, and stopping at the bar for a visit, she told Sam that she was married with children. She had married Don Paul Niven, an investment banker who later revealed to be leading a double - or quadruple - life. Supposedly he ran an underground wild animal fur trade on the black market, ran a gay/lesbian porno production company on the weekends, and once faked his own death when many believed he was responsible for the death of Col. Harland Sanders. From 1981 to 1985, Niven was under the Witness Protection Program as Yanic Fabrice Charday, whose cover was a working make-up artist on ABC's Hotel. After marrying Diane Chambers in a Christmas ceremony on December 25, 1988, the couple managed to have five children in just less than five years before Diane returned in May 1993 to visit Boston. Their children, all named after department stores, consist of son Zayre Ames Chambers-Niven (b. March 3, 1989), boy and girl twins Sears Alva Roebuck Chambers-Niven and Kay Marta Chambers-Niven (b. April 12, 1990), son Bradlee Calvin Chambers-Niven (b. November 24, 1991) and daughter Penney Dorothy Chambers-Niven (b. December 8, 1992). A series finale is the very last installment of a television series, usually a sitcom or drama. ... Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec, known as Carla Tortelli, was a waitress on the American television show Cheers, portrayed by Rhea Perlman. ... Harland David Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980) was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Witness Protection Program (also known as WITSEC) is established by the Witness Protection Act, which in turn sets out the manner in which the U.S. Attorney General may provide for the relocation and protection of a witness or potential witness of the federal government... Look up ABC in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


All this prompted Sam Malone to claim that he was also married, to Rebecca Howe (Kirstie Alley). Sam and Diane agreed to meet for dinner with their respective spouses, but after Rebecca's actual boyfriend proposed to her and Diane's "husband" was whisked away by his gay partner, their covers were blown and they found themselves alone together once more. The old romantic spark soon rekindled, Diane and Sam made plans to run off to California together, but while sitting in the plane waiting for takeoff they both had second thoughts, and decided to once more call it goodbye. Rebecca Howe was a character in the long-running NBC sitcom, Cheers, played by Kirstie Alley. ... Kirstie Louise Alley (born January 12, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas) is an American actress best known for her role in the TV show Cheers. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Long also reprised the Chambers character in subsequent guest appearances on the Cheers spin-off series, Frasier. She is seen very briefly in a dream sequence in a second season episode, and also more extensively in a dream sequence in a ninth season two-parter called "Don Juan In Hell". The character is seen 'for real', as it were, in an episode called "The Show Where Diane Comes Back". In this episode, it's revealed that Diane's TV writing career continued after the events of Cheers, and she worked her way to a story editing position on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman before getting fired. She was in Seattle to supervise the production of a play she had written. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Frasier is an American situation comedy starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ... The Show Where Diane Comes Back is the title of the fourteenth episode of the third season of the American television sitcom Frasier. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ...


In the episode, she and Kelsey Grammer reconciled on and off the screen. On-screen, Frasier and Diane reconciled over her jilting him at the altar. Off-screen, they reconciled over the fact that Long had wanted Grammer written off of Cheers. Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a six-time Emmy and a two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor who is best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane, whom he played for nine years on Cheers...


Diane's subconscious attraction to Sam Malone is also seen in that episode; she is seen kissing and having an affair with the actor that plays Sam in her play based on her life at Cheers.

Cheers characters
Main characters:
Woody Boyd | Diane Chambers | Cliff Clavin | Frasier Crane | Rebecca Howe | Sam Malone | "Coach" Pantusso | Norm Peterson | Lilith Sternin | Carla Tortelli
Recurring characters:
Robin Colcord | Evan Drake | Kelly Gaines | Eddie LeBec | Loretta Tortelli | Nick Tortelli

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Kasey Chambers | Music Artist | Videos, News, Photos & Ringtones | MTV (708 words)
In 1976, hoping to earn a living hunting foxes, Bill and Diane Chambers took their two-year-old son Nash and newborn daughter Kasey into the 100,000 square mile (260,000 square km) sparsely vegetated and generally flat plateau called the Nullarbor Plain.
In 1998, Chambers' world was turned upside down with the separation of her parents, with mother Diane choosing to go and live in distant Norfolk Island, two and a half hours by plane off the Australian coast.
Chambers started putting her feelings into songs, and over a few weeks during July and August 1998, Kasey recorded her solo album The Captain on Norfolk Island.
Diane Chambers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (426 words)
Diane Chambers was a character on the American television show Cheers, portrayed by Shelley Long (1982–1987, 1993).
Diane was also a persistent thorn in the side of her feisty barmaid peer Carla Tortelli (Rhea Perlman) who had little time for Diane's myriad pretensions, spending much of her shift bursting Diane's pomposity with rapier wit.
Diane is outraged when she gives Brian the Lion to Sam, who uses it to mop the floor of Cheers.
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