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Betty White educates seniors about redeeming unwanted life insurance

Betty White educates seniors about redeeming unwanted life insurance

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) --Comic actress Betty White can now be seen in an online video campaign educating senior citizens about how they can redeem unwanted life insurance policies.
Karen Butler
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.
Karen Butler
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 arrives 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 Moore (born December 29, 1936) is an American actress, primarily known for her roles in television sitcoms. Moore is best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–77), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a 30-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis, and for her earlier role as Laura Petrie (Dick Van Dyke's wife) on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–66). She also appeared in a number of films, most notably 1980's Ordinary People, in which she played a role that was the polar opposite of the television characters she had portrayed, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Moore has also been active in charity work and various political causes, particularly around the issues of Animal rights and Diabetes mellitus type 1. Mary Tyler Moore has had health problems with diabetes, starting in the late 1960s and alcoholism, which was treated in the 1980s. In May 2011, Moore underwent elective brain surgery to remove a benign meningioma.

Mary Tyler Moore was born in the Brooklyn Heights section of Brooklyn, New York, of Irish and English descent, to George Tyler Moore, a clerk, and his wife Marjorie Hackett. Her father was Roman Catholic and her mother a Catholic convert. Mary was the eldest of three siblings. Her maternal grandparents were immigrants from England. Her paternal great-grandfather, Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Tilghman Moore, owned the house which is now Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum. Moore's family moved to Los Angeles, when she was eight years old. She attended Saint Rose of Lima, a Catholic school in Brooklyn, followed by St. Ambrose School (Los Angeles) and the Immaculate Heart High School (Los Feliz).

At the age of 17, Moore aspired to be a dancer. She started her career as "Happy Hotpoint", a tiny elf dancing on Hotpoint appliances in TV commercials during the 1950s series Ozzie and Harriet. She filmed 39 TV commercials in five days, ultimately earning about $6,000 from her first job. Her time as "Happy Hotpoint" ended when it became difficult to conceal her pregnancy in the dancing elf costume. Moore modeled anonymously on the covers of a number of record albums and auditioned for the role of the older daughter of Danny Thomas for his long-running TV show, but was turned down. Much later, Thomas explained that "no daughter of mine could have that nose."

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