a writeup about Shelley's post-Angels triumphs, 1982
Shelley was unfairly blamed for the ratings drop experienced by Charlie's Angels during the season she was in it. Everything about her was cited - from her acting to her rapport with the other Angels to her hair - as the reason for the decline in the ratings. It's funny because she wasn't given much to do or say and her best scenes with the other girls were left on the cutting room floor (see: http://shelleyhack.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-fan-defends-shelley.html). So how could she have been the reason? It sounds more like she's the scapegoat. Anyway, she later proved she could act with her performances in the stage plays Vanities and Born Yesterday as well as the in the Martin Scorsese film The King of Comedy (which wrapped up filming in 1982).