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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
By United Press International
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.
Kate Stanton
Valerie Harper sued by Broadway producer for $2M

Valerie Harper sued by Broadway producer for $2M

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Playwright Matthew Lombardo and the producers of Broadway production Looped are suing actress Valerie Harper for allegedly failing to tell them she had cancer.
Danielle Haynes
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.
Annie Martin
Valerie Harper says she is feeling 'pretty good' despite cancer

Valerie Harper says she is feeling 'pretty good' despite cancer

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Actress Valerie Harper said she was happy to reunite with her "Dancing with the Stars" cast-mates in Los Angeles this week.
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.
Bill Nye gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Bill Nye gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- TV personality Bill Nye "The Science Guy" was eliminated on "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Monday night.
Keyshawn Johnson gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Keyshawn Johnson gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Professional football player Keyshawn Johnson became the first celebrity eliminated from Season 17 of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Monday night.
Valerie Harper documentary to air on NBC Thursday

Valerie Harper documentary to air on NBC Thursday

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A documentary about cancer-stricken U.S. actress Valerie Harper is to premiere Thursday, NBC announced Monday.
Valerie Harper to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars,' ABC confirms

Valerie Harper to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars,' ABC confirms

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Valerie Harper, Christina Milian, Keyshawn Johnson, Elizabeth Berkley and Amber Riley are to compete on Season 17 of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
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.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
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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.
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.
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NYP2002022601 - NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI)-- Stage and television actors Valerie Harper and Celeste Holm (right) attend a pre gala cocktail party held on Feb. 26, 2002, at New York City's Planet Hollywood for the American Theatre Wing. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Valerie Harper (born August 22, 1939) is an American actress, known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on the 1970s television show The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and for her starring roles on the sitcoms Rhoda (a spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and Valerie.

Harper was born at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, Rockland County, New York. Her Canadian-born mother, Iva (née McConnell), was a nurse, and her father, Howard Donald Harper, was a lighting salesman. Harper is of French, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry, and was raised Catholic. The family would move every two years because of her father's promotions, living in South Orange, New Jersey. St. Andrews in Pasadena, California (where Harper attended the school St. Andrews); Monroe, Michigan, at age 10, where she attended St. Mary's Academy; then Ashland, Oregon "at 11 to 13"; and then Jersey City, New Jersey from eighth grade through age 18. When her family returned to Oregon, Harper remained in the New York City area to study ballet. She has an older sister, Leah; a younger brother, Don (originally Merrill); and a half-sister, Virginia, from her father's second marriage. Harper based her future character Rhoda Morgenstern both on her Italian stepmother, Angela Basilico, and Penny Ann Green (née Joanna Greenberg from Brooklyn), with whom she danced in the Broadway musical Wildcat.

Early TV-comedy influences included Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Joan Davis, Your Show of Shows, and, later, Mary Tyler Moore in The Dick Van Dyke Show. She attended Lincoln High School in Jersey City, and finished high school at the private Young Professionals School on West 56th Street, where classmates included Sal Mineo, Barbara Dana, Tuesday Weld, and Carol Lynley. She has been married to Tony Cacciotti since 1987.

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