Before They Were Stars: Kirstie Alley on “The Match Game”

If you ever watched the famous game show, The Match Game, you’ll know that the premise involves celebrity panelists answering fill-in-the-blank questions and contestants having to correctly guess their answers. I suppose it’s only appropriate that at least one of those contestants would happen to be a future celebrity. In 1979, an interior designer named Kirstie Alley was a contestant on The Match Game and had enough successful victories to appear on multiple episodes. The celebrity panel on this particular episode is quite eclectic, to say the least, featuring the likes of Charles Nelson Reilly, Jamie Lee Curtis, Betty White, and Chris Pine’s actor father, Robert Pine.

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