Shelley in a promo pic for Cutter to Houston, 1983
Shelley starred in the 1983 TV series Cutter to Houston. She played Dr. Beth Gilbert, an ambitious surgeon who wanted to practice in a big-city hospital in Houston after her stint in Cutter. Cutter was a fictional Texas small town that, for the first time, had a hospital. When the Cutter Community Hospital received cases it couldn't handle, a computer hookup (groundbreaking idea back then) and a helicopter connected it to a hospital in Houston - hence the title of the series.