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From 1993 to 2004, Frasier was huge. The Cheers spinoff had become just as acclaimed as its parent show, earning a whopping 37 Primetime Emmys over the course of its run. But behind the scenes its cast – the main members being Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, John Mahoney and Peri Gilpin – were experiencing difficulties. Even the show’s beloved dog Eddie wasn’t all that he seemed.

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Grammer has been through terrible things in his life – more than anyone should ever have to face. In 1968 his father was murdered during a break-in; the man who killed him ended up being sent to a mental health hospital. Then, in 1975 something even worse happened. His sister Karen was kidnapped and killed at the age of 18.

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