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Betty White tops InterMedia's Entertainment Star Index

Betty White tops InterMedia's Entertainment Star Index

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) --Betty White has ranked No. 1 on the InterMedia Entertainment Star Index for the second quarter of 2014.
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Mary Tyler Moore is nearly blind, Betty White says

Mary Tyler Moore is nearly blind, Betty White says

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) --Mary Tyler Moore is reportedly going blind after a decades-long struggle with diabetes.
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Valerie Harper says she is 'doing very well' despite her struggle with cancer

Valerie Harper says she is 'doing very well' despite her struggle with cancer

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Actress Valerie Harper says she is "doing very well" despite her ongoing struggle with brain cancer.
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Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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Valerie Harper gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Valerie Harper gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Cancer-stricken actress Valerie Harper and her professional partner Tristan MacManus were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Monday night.
Doctor says Valerie Harper is 'close to a remission,' still dying

Doctor says Valerie Harper is 'close to a remission,' still dying

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Cancer-stricken U.S. actress Valerie Harper is "getting pretty close to a remission," but it is likely only temporary and she is still dying, her doctor says.
Valerie Harper to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars,' report says

Valerie Harper to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars,' report says

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. television icon Valerie Harper is to compete on "Dancing with the Stars," despite the fact she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, TMZ said.
NBC to air 'Funniest of the Funniest' special

NBC to air 'Funniest of the Funniest' special

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. network NBC says it plans to air a special featuring laugh-out-loud scenes from the greatest television shows of all time next month.
Valerie Harper starts work on TV movie, despite cancer battle

Valerie Harper starts work on TV movie, despite cancer battle

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Cancer-stricken actress Valerie Harper has begun work in Vancouver on "The Town That Came A-Courtin," a TV movie based on Ronda Rich's novel, producers said.
Ed Asner and Betty White to reunite on 'Rockers'

Ed Asner and Betty White to reunite on 'Rockers'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Ed Asner, Betty White's former "Mary Tyler Moore" co-star, will appear on an upcoming episode of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," NBC said.
NBC to air Valerie Harper documentary

NBC to air Valerie Harper documentary

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- NBC News says it has green-lit an exclusive, hour-long documentary chronicling U.S. actress Valerie Harper's battle with a rare, terminal cancer.
[VIDEO] WGA declares 'The Sopranos' best-written TV show ever

[VIDEO] WGA declares 'The Sopranos' best-written TV show ever

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- The New Jersey gangster drama "The Sopranos" has topped the Writers Guild of America's list of the 101 Best Written TV Series.
David Hyde Pierce to host Drama League Awards

David Hyde Pierce to host Drama League Awards

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- Actor David Hyde Pierce is to serve as host of the 79th annual Drama League Awards in New York, organizers said Monday.

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Mary Tyler Moore (L) and Bernadette Peters arrive at Broadway Barks: The 11th Annual Dog and Cat Adopt-a-thon in Shubert Alley in New York on July 11, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Mary Tyler "Molly" Ivins (August 30, 1944 – January 31, 2007) was a populist American newspaper columnist, political commentator, humorist and bestselling author from Austin, Texas.

Ivins was born in Monterey, California and raised in Houston, Texas.

She graduated from St. John's School. In high school, she was active in extracurricular activities, including the yearbook staff. She had her first pieces of journalism published in The Review, the official student newspaper of St. John's School, though she never wrote any political columns, as would become her specialty later in life. She later became co-editor of the arts and culture section. In addition, she frequently participated in theater productions and earned a lifetime membership to Johnnycake, the drama club.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mary Tyler."
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