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March 9, 2013
Actress Valerie Harper plans to discuss her brain cancer with some television doctors. The daytime talk show "The Doctors" said Harper will appear Monday to talk with Travis Stork, Lisa Masterson and Andrew Ordon, as well as her own team of doctors. The 1970s sitcom star has been diagnosed with a rare brain cancer and told she has as little as three months to live. She said her husband briefly withheld the diagnosis from her because it was so dire. Harper, now 73, played Rhoda Morgenstern on television's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff, "Rhoda.
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April 18, 2014 | By Susan King
Valerie Harper is positively radiant these days. There's a sparkle in her eyes and a genuine warmth in her smile. Why not? She's defied the odds. Early last year, Harper was told she had three months to live. Harper, a non-smoker who had a cancerous tumor removed from her lung in 2009, has a rare form of lung cancer that had spread to areas around her brain.  "I was supposed to be dead a year ago," said Harper, 74. "We are all terminal, let's face it.  I did the shock and grief.
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March 6, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Valerie Harper, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on the beloved 1970s sitcoms "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," has revealed she has terminal brain cancer. The actress, who also starred for two years on the '80s sitcom, "Valerie," told People magazine , "I don't think of dying. I think of being here now. " Tests have determined Harper has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a condition that happens when cancer spreads to the fluid surrounding the brain. According to the magazine, her doctors say she may have just three months to live.
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September 4, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
We have five words for you: Bill Nye the Waltz Guy. The embarrassment of riches in reality-TV land keep coming. "American Idol" on Tuesday bestowed on us a "dream team" of a judges panel. Now Wednesday gives us the roster of celebrity participants -- including a sitcom legend and yet another Disney star -- taking part in the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars. " (Maybe on Thursday the Kardashians will announce another spinoff?) The new season of "Dancing with the Stars," which transitions to one night, is set to kick off with a two-hour premiere on Sept.
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September 10, 1988
Calendar's article on the trial of Valerie Harper by Diane Haithman was so one-sided and slanted that it must be corrected ("The Power of Stardom," Sept. 2). Apparently, only the "sensational" testimony was of interest, regardless of the other testimony presented at the trial or the accuracy of the picture that Haithman painted. Haithman went into great detail about allegations from Lorimar's officers and producers that Harper was "insane." Where was the mention of the witnesses, some Lorimar employees, who have contradicted this testimony and emphatically stated that Harper conducted herself in the normal fashion, was an excellent performer, and a person only seeking to achieve an outstanding show?
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January 14, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   Today Kim and Kourtney Kardashian; Mark Wahlberg. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Claire Bowen; chef Homaro Cantu; Sandy Hook students perform with Ingrid Michaelson. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Chef Bobby Flay; Cote de Pablo. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Mark Wahlberg; Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.
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August 29, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been corrected. Please see below for details.
Valerie Harper, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in January and given three to six months to live, has defied the odds and as of June was close to remission, the actress and her doctor revealed Thursday morning on the " Today " show. The 74-year-old "Rhoda" star, who went public with her diagnosis in March, has combined chemotherapy with Eastern options including acupuncture and Chinese tea. Harper has the rare condition leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, which occurs when cancer spreads to the fluid-filled membranes that surround the brain.
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April 18, 2014 | By Susan King
Valerie Harper is positively radiant these days. There's a sparkle in her eyes and a genuine warmth in her smile. Why not? She's defied the odds. Early last year, Harper was told she had three months to live. Harper, a non-smoker who had a cancerous tumor removed from her lung in 2009, has a rare form of lung cancer that had spread to areas around her brain.  "I was supposed to be dead a year ago," said Harper, 74. "We are all terminal, let's face it.  I did the shock and grief.
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February 23, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Ed Asner and Valerie Harper are teaming up on a new project: an attempt to take down the proposed merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Asner and Harper, who starred in the 1970s "Mary Tyler Moore" TV series, have joined other high-profile actors including Ed Harris and Martin Sheen in filing a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday seeking an injunction to stop SAG from holding a vote on a proposed merger with AFTRA.
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September 4, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
We have five words for you: Bill Nye the Waltz Guy. The embarrassment of riches in reality-TV land keep coming. "American Idol" on Tuesday bestowed on us a "dream team" of a judges panel. Now Wednesday gives us the roster of celebrity participants -- including a sitcom legend and yet another Disney star -- taking part in the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars. " (Maybe on Thursday the Kardashians will announce another spinoff?) The new season of "Dancing with the Stars," which transitions to one night, is set to kick off with a two-hour premiere on Sept.
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August 29, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been corrected. Please see below for details.
Valerie Harper, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in January and given three to six months to live, has defied the odds and as of June was close to remission, the actress and her doctor revealed Thursday morning on the " Today " show. The 74-year-old "Rhoda" star, who went public with her diagnosis in March, has combined chemotherapy with Eastern options including acupuncture and Chinese tea. Harper has the rare condition leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, which occurs when cancer spreads to the fluid-filled membranes that surround the brain.
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March 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Actress Karen Black, who's been battling cancer for more than two years, has turned to the public for help to pay for an experimental treatment in Europe - and as of Monday afternoon, the crowdfunding plea was working. The 73-year-old, Oscar-nominated as supporting actress in 1970's "Five Easy Pieces" with Jack Nicholson, has worked steadily for more than 40 years but is best known for her work in 1970s films including "Airport 1975," "The Day of the Locust" and "Nashville. " Diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November 2010, she immediately had a third of her pancreas removed, her husband, Stephen Eckelberry, said on the " Help Karen Beat Cancer " GoFundMe webpage, launched on March 14. After chemo, she was declared disease-free in mid-2011.  It didn't last, he said.
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March 11, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Valerie Harper was was all over TV on Monday, sharing her brave attitude in the face of terminal cancer through interviews on NBC's "Today" show and CBS' "The Doctors. " The actress, best known as Rhoda Morgenstern on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and later the spinoff series "Rhoda," learned of her condition, leptomeningial carcinomatosis, on Jan. 15. The disease affects the fluid-filled membranes that surround the brain and is very rare. And, so far, incurable. "When I heard incurable - incurable is a tough word," the 73-year-old told Savannah Guthrie on " Today " in an interview taped over the weekend.
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March 9, 2013
Actress Valerie Harper plans to discuss her brain cancer with some television doctors. The daytime talk show "The Doctors" said Harper will appear Monday to talk with Travis Stork, Lisa Masterson and Andrew Ordon, as well as her own team of doctors. The 1970s sitcom star has been diagnosed with a rare brain cancer and told she has as little as three months to live. She said her husband briefly withheld the diagnosis from her because it was so dire. Harper, now 73, played Rhoda Morgenstern on television's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff, "Rhoda.
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March 8, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Valerie Harper's announcement this week that she has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer sent a shock wave through her fan base, who remembers her as the feisty and lovable Rhoda Morgenstern from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda. " But now that the news has had a few days to sink in, she's talking about it in depth. Harper will appear on NBC's "Today" and the syndicated daytime talk show "The Doctors" on Monday to discuss her diagnosis with the show's hosts. She'll also appear on CBS' "The Talk" on Wednesday.
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March 6, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Valerie Harper, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on the beloved 1970s sitcoms "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," has revealed she has terminal brain cancer. The actress, who also starred for two years on the '80s sitcom, "Valerie," told People magazine , "I don't think of dying. I think of being here now. " Tests have determined Harper has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a condition that happens when cancer spreads to the fluid surrounding the brain. According to the magazine, her doctors say she may have just three months to live.
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September 19, 1988 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Twenty-four hours after her court victory, actress Valerie Harper sat beaming in the living room of her Beverly Hills home. The doorbell rang; in came a pastel flower arrangement, congratulating her on winning her bitter lawsuit against Lorimar Television. She put it across from another congratulatory bouquet. The sun streamed in. Calls of congratulations punctuated the morning. "I don't know what today would be like had I lost the case," Harper said.
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January 14, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   Today Kim and Kourtney Kardashian; Mark Wahlberg. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Claire Bowen; chef Homaro Cantu; Sandy Hook students perform with Ingrid Michaelson. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Chef Bobby Flay; Cote de Pablo. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Mark Wahlberg; Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.
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