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Valerie Harper News





Valerie Harper Talks Returning To Work And Twerking In Up Channel TV Movie

January 12th, 2014 2:02pm EST
Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper appeared before the Television Critics Association on Saturday to promote her “special appearance” in the Up TV movie The Town That Came A-Courtin’. When she arrived at the hotel, people stopped the cancer survivor to share stories of how she inspired them. She told the press her health is relatively good.

“I’m feeling very good and there are so many people that have cancer that are out there suffering terribly,” Harper said. “I have no side effects, very few. My brain scans keep improving. I was supposed to be dead by easter and here it is now 2014. I’m doing quite well, I’...
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Valerie Harper Booted Off 'Dancing With The Stars'

October 8th, 2013 7:26pm EDT
Valerie Harper DWTS
Valerie Harper is the latest celeb to be voted off "Dancing With The Stars." The former "Mary Tyler Moore Show" star, who is battling brain cancer, and her professional partner Tristan MacManus were kicked off on Monday night.

The duo performed a Viennese waltz and scored just 18 points out of 30.

Upon her exit, the actress said: "It has been absolutely wonderful, completely unique, like nothing else in the world."

Harper's husband Tony Cacciotti urged her to join the dancing competition, and she was surprised to last as long as she did.

She told "Good Morning America" on Tuesday mornin...
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Valerie Harper: 'When Life Asks You To Dance, You Just Have To Dance'

September 17th, 2013 8:26am EDT
Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper isn't letting cancer get in the way of her dancing. She joined the reality competition "Dancing With The Stars" hoping the activity will help her fight the disease.

Earlier this year, doctors told the 74-year-old former "Mary Tyler Moore" actress that she had terminal brain cancer and only three to six months to live.

During the DWTS season 17 premiere on Monday night, Harper received a standing ovation.

She told In Touch magazine: "I think the show will play a major part in my recovery... At first I didn't really want to do it. I really love the show, but I was afraid... ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Revealed For 17th Season -- We Pick The Winner

September 4th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Dancing with the Stars 17th season cast
Would you believe that this is the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars? This season, ABC will be only airing one episode of the show per week instead of the usual two, due ratings slipping through the years. However, producers have pulled together a rather interesting cast of characters this season. Let's break down who we think will win it all:

Bill Engvall dancing with pro Emma Slater

We won't see much of Bill nor newcomer Emma. This is the prime suspect for first off the show. Verdict: 12th place.

Jack Osbourne dancing with pro Cheryl Burke

I'm a big fan of Jack, but it's n...
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The Morning Roundup: Jamie-Lynn Sigler & Fergie Are New Moms, Clint Eastwood Divorce, Valerie Harper's Cancer Remission

August 30th, 2013 9:59am EDT
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Former "Sopranos" star Jamie-Lynn Sigler welcomed her first child on Wednesday with fiance Cutter Dykstra. The baby's name hasn't been released yet, but "Everyone is happy and healthy," her rep told Us Weekly. Jamie-Lynn and Cutter were engaged in January. (GO!)

Selena Gomez stars in this week's "Getaway", and to promote the film, she hit the red carpet on Monday for the official premiere. Selena poked fun at Miley Cyrus's tongue, sticking hers out for photographers. (GO!)

Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie and her husband, actor Josh Duhamel welcomed their first child into the world on Tuesda...
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Valerie Harper's Terminal Brain Cancer 'Close To Remission'

August 30th, 2013 12:22am EDT
Valerie Harper
Doctors have revealed that actress Valerie Harper's terminal brain cancer is "close to remission".

The star was told earlier this year that she only had months to live when physicians discovered that she was suffering from inoperable leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare form of the disease in which cancer cells spread into the membrane that surrounds the brain.

The original prognosis for the The Mary Tyler Moore Show star was that she only had three months to live, but chemotherapy and acupuncture treatments have nearly put the cancer into remission.

"I'd say that we're getting pretty c...
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The Morning Roundup: 'Twerk' Added To Dictionary, Miley Cyrus's Tongue, Valerie Harper Joins 'Dancing With The Stars'

August 29th, 2013 10:13am EDT
Miley Cyrus
The Miley Roundup:

The Oxford Dictionaries added its annual crop of new words to its online database this week, one of which happens to be Miley Cyrus's favorite thing to do: twerk. The former "Hannah Montana" star has been hitting headlines all week for her raunchy MTV VMA performance, and for her the timing couldn't be better. The word is now official. Twerk, v.: dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance. Thanks Miley! (story)

Speaking of twerking, Miley posted some provocative new shots of her derriere to Twitt...
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Valerie Harper Joins 'Dancing With The Stars' Despite Inoperable Brain Cancer

August 28th, 2013 11:46pm EDT
Valerie Harper
Actress Valerie Harper is defying the odds in her battle with terminal brain cancer and will join the celebrity cast of the upcoming 17th season of Dancing With The Stars.

The star, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show back in the 1970s, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis earlier this year, and in March doctors gave her only three months to live.

Since then, Harper, 74, has been reportedly successfully battling the disease and she's well enough to compete on the show.

According to TMZ.com, which broke the sto...
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Valerie Harper Opens Up About Her Devastating Brain Cancer Diagnosis

March 10th, 2013 9:00am EDT
Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper is facing a devastating diagnosis: terminal brain cancer. The television icon -- beloved for her role as brash New Yorker Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda -- received the news on January 15, she reveals to PEOPLE in this week's exclusive cover interview. She has been told by her doctors that she has as little as three months left to live.

Harper has resolved to tackle what little time she has left with the same wry humor, grace, and plucky pragmatism that has endeared her to generations of fans. "We spend our lifetimes thinking, 'I'm nev...
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Valerie Harper To Share Her Cancer Story On 'The Doctors'

March 8th, 2013 11:09am EST
Valerie Harper
Veteran star Valerie Harper has opened up about her terminal brain cancer diagnosis in a TV taping for an upcoming episode of series The Doctors.

The actress filmed an appearance on the medical talk show with her husband Tony Cacciotti and former The Mary Tyler Moore Show co-stars Cloris Leachman and Ed Asner.

In the episode, due to air on Monday, Harper reveals Cacciotti was initially reluctant to share the diagnosis with his wife because her prognosis was so poor.

She explains, "I didn't get it because my husband hid it. Poor baby; he was so bereft."

According to The Hollywood Reporte...
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Mary Tyler Moore 'Devastated' By Friend & Co-Star Valerie Harper's Cancer Diagnosis

March 7th, 2013 9:07am EST
Valerie Harper &  Mary Tyler Moore
Earlier this week Valerie Harper revealed she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and her friends are shocked and saddened by the news.

After developing a rare condition called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis doctors have told the actress, 73, she only has a few months to live

Mary Tyler Moore starred with Harper on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and ironically Moore had surgery in 2011 for a benign tumor in the membrane surrounding the brain, where Harper's malignant cancer cells are.

Moore, 76, told People.com: "I'm absolutely devastated by this news. Valerie has given so much joy, l...
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'Rhoda' Star Valerie Harper Diagnosed With Terminal Brain Cancer

March 6th, 2013 8:14am EST
Valerie Harper
Veteran TV actress Valerie Harper has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show actress 73, who played Rhoda Morgenstern in the hit series and its spin-off Rhoda, underwent a series of tests which showed she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain.

Harper received the devastating news in January and has been told by doctors she has as little as three months to live.

Opening up about the diagnosis to People magazine, Harper says, "I don't think of dying. I think o...
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Valerie Harper Opens Up About Her Battle With Lung Cancer

January 21st, 2013 5:16pm EST
Valerie Harper
Veteran TV actress Valerie Harper has opened up about her secret battle with lung cancer in her new memoir.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show star, who played Rhoda Morgenstern on the hit series and spin-off Rhoda, reveals she was diagnosed with the disease in 2009 while preparing for her role as Tallulah Bankhead in a theatrical production of Looped.

However, she kept news of her health battle under wraps so as not to risk the success of the Broadway comedy.

Speaking about her new novel, I, Rhoda, during an appearance on Good Morning America on Monday, she says, "At that time I was playing T...
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'Rhoda' And 'Golden Girls' Actor Harold Gould Dies At 86

September 14th, 2010 11:11pm EDT
Harold Gould
Character actor Harold Gould, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern's dad in 'Rhoda' and Rose's boyfriend Miles on 'The Golden Girls,' has died at age 86. Gould died last Saturday of prostate cancer.

Over his career spanning approximately five decades, Gould made a name for himself as everyman types, and later father and grandfatherly roles. Beginning in the early 60s, he made a slew of televison appearances, including in 'The Twilight Zone,' 'Gunsmoke,' and 'The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.' He memorably portrayed Rhoda's father on 'Mary Tyler Moore' and reprised that role in Valerie Harp...
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Top TV Sidekicks

April 1st, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Who does a hero turn to for support? How does a tough as nails cop lighten up a little? Who do fan fiction writers pair up with their main characters to create some truly disturbing story lines? The answer to all these questions is sidekicks.

Without sidekicks, lead characters would simply have nobody to talk to. So Starpulse has decided to honor some of the sidekicks that have made television a little more enjoyable:

Rhoda Morgenstern

Sidekick to Mary Richards

From: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)

Portrayed by Valerie Harper

Before Romy and Michele had a reunion...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 22

August 22nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Tori Amos
Happy Birthday to Simple Plan guitarist Jeff Stinco (1978), Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough (1973), "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley (1967; d. 2002), singer/songwriter Tori Amos (1963), Tears For Fears singer Roland Orzabel (1961), Ratt bassist Juan Croucier (1959), Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid (1958), actor Colm Feore (1958), Grateful Dead singer Donna Jean Godchaux (1947), "Laverne and Shirley" actress Cindy Williams (1947), actress Valerie Harper (1940), "Brokeback Mountain" author Annie Proulx (1935), Sci-Fi writer Ray Bradbury (1920)...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 22

August 22nd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Tori Amos
Happy Birthday to Simple Plan guitarist Jeff Stinco (1978), Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough (1973), "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley (1967; d. 2002), singer/songwriter Tori Amos (1963), Tears For Fears singer Roland Orzabel (1961), Ratt bassist Juan Croucier (1959), Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid (1958), actor Colm Feore (1958), Grateful Dead singer Donna Jean Godchaux (1947), "Laverne and Shirley" actress Cindy Williams (1947), actress Valerie Harper (1940), "Brokeback Mountain" author Annie Proulx (1935), Sci-Fi writer Ray Bradbury (1920)...
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