Frasier Star Kelsey Grammer Has Had The Most Interesting (And Kind Of Tragic) Rise To Fame

To most of us, Kelsey Grammer will always be Frasier Crane, the fussbudget psychiatrist juggling the pressures of his job with his often-in-shambles personal life. But Frasier isn't the only one who has had to manage a very public career while dealing with personal tragedies; Grammer himself knows this challenge all too well. The astonishing string of tragedies that have followed Grammer, from his rise to fame and beyond, is almost beyond comprehensible. How one person can withstand so much misfortune while simultaneously achieving and maintaining Grammer's level of talent and fame is something truly remarkable.

Allen Kelsey Grammer was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1955. His tumultuous childhood gave way to an equally turbulent adulthood. Yet throughout it all, he carefully cultivated both his abilities and career, going from stage work to television and film. But it is television that has long been Grammer's forte. In addition to Cheers and Frasier, he has starred in the series Back to You, Boss, and The Last Tycoon. Over the course of his career, Grammer has won five Emmys, three Golden Globes, and a Tony.

But in his past and throughout his high-profile career, Grammer has had to weather the storms of some major and life-changing personal setbacks. Below, learn more about these experiences and how they shaped the beloved star.