During the ’90s, Brett Butler was a big television star. However, the lead of Golden Globe-nominated sitcom Grace Under Fire had her own demons to fight behind the scenes. Then, eventually, Butler was forced to leave the show – and, sadly, things only got worse for the star from there.
When Butler started on Grace Under Fire, though, she had a lot in common with her character. Like Grace Kelly, Butler had suffered from alcoholism; she had also spent time at the hands of an abusive husband. However, at the time that the star was cast in the ABC series, she had not had a drink for seven years.