As talented as she was beautiful, Catherine Hicks had a master's degree in theater and Broadway credits by the time she earned an Emmy nomination for playing Marilyn Monroe in the warmly received "Marilyn: The Untold Story" (ABC, 1980). She continued her ascent with high-profile roles in projects like the campy miniseries "Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls" (CBS, 1981) and the series "Tucker's Witch" (CBS, 1982-83), as well as feature films "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986) and, most famously, as the whale-obsessed biologist in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (1986). She won a Best Actress Saturn Award for her starring role as a mother who buys Chucky, a demonically possessed doll, in the horror hit "Child's Play" (1988). After supporting roles in "She's Out of Control" (1989) and "Turbulence" (1997), Hicks landed her most famous part, as the down-to-earth Annie Camden, who, along with her reverend husband Eric (Stephen Collins), used faith and common sense to shepherd their brood in the long-running inspirational family drama "7th Heaven" (The WB, 1996-2006; The CW, 2006-07). Although she never quite achieved household name status, Catherine Hicks built an impressively varied career that showed her considerable range and talent.