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Shelley Long

Shelley Long played Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie in 1995, and A Very Brady Sequel in 1996.

Personal Information
Birthname: Shelley Lee Long
Gender: Female
Born: (1949-08-23) 23 August 1949 (age 74)
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Years active: 1971 to present
Also known for: appearance on the NBC-TV series Cheers
Spouse(s): Ken Solomon (?-?, divorced
Bruce Tyson (1981–2004; 1 child)
Character/Series involvement
Series: appeared in The Brady Bunch Movie, A Very Brady Sequel
also appeared in The Brady Bunch in the White House TV movie (2002)
Character played: Carol Brady

Shelley Long (born 23 August 1949) appeared as Carol Brady in the two Brady Bunch big screen films The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) and its sequel, A Very Brady Sequel in 1996; she reprised the role on TV, in the 2002 FOX made-for-TV movie and third in the film series The Brady Bunch in the White House.

Shelley is best known for her role as Diane Chambers on the long running NBC sitcom Cheers,[1] for which she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress[2] and two Golden Globe Awards.[3] She has also starred in several motion pictures throughout her career like Night Shift (1982), her Golden Globe nominated role in Irreconcilable Differences (1984),The Money Pit (1986), Outrageous Fortune (1987), Hello Again (1987), Troop Beverly Hills (1989), and Dr. T & the Women (2000). Most recently she has had a recurring role as DeDe Pritchett on the ABC comedy series Modern Family.

Personal Life[]

Long's first marriage ended in divorce.[4] In 1979, Long met her second husband, securities broker Bruce Tyson. They married in 1981 and had a daughter, Juliana, on 27 March 1985. Another attempt at pregnancy resulted in a miscarriage in 1989. Shelley also has a stepson. Long and Tyson separated in 2003, and then divorced in 2004. Shelley currently resides in Southern California.


  1. "Cheers |Where Everybody Knows Your Name". Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  2. Shelley Long Primetime Emmy Award database,
  3. "New York Times". Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  4. Haller, Scot (23 February 1987). "Cheers and Tears: the Long Goodbye". People.,,20095698,00.html. Retrieved 24 May 2012.