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Cancer-stricken Valerie Harper to guest star on 'Hot in Cleveland'

Cancer-stricken Valerie Harper to guest star on 'Hot in Cleveland'

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Valerie Harper will appear with her former "Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-stars Moore, Betty White and Cloris Leachman on "Hot in Cleveland," Deadline reported.
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Cancer-stricken actress Valerie Harper: 'Incurable is a tough word'

Cancer-stricken actress Valerie Harper: 'Incurable is a tough word'

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. television actress Valerie Harper says she is trying to live life to the fullest since being diagnosed with incurable brain cancer.

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Stompin' Tom Connors, 77, dies ... Harper to appear on TV's 'The Doctors' ... Bieber says he is 'getting better' after falling ill in London ... Mark Ruffalo says he won't play Hulk again until 'Avengers 2' ... News from United Press International.
Valerie Harper to appear on TV's 'The Doctors'

Valerie Harper to appear on TV's 'The Doctors'

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- "Rhoda" actress Valerie Harper has been booked to appear on the medical-themed, daytime syndicated chat show, "The Doctors," in Los Angeles, EW.com reported.

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'Rhoda' actress Valerie Harper has terminal brain cancer ... Police: Dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, 2 others, confessed to Bolshoi acid attack ... Duchess Kate hints she's expecting a girl ... 'Jukebox' tops U.S. album chart ... News from United Press International.
'Rhoda' actress Valerie Harper has terminal brain cancer

'Rhoda' actress Valerie Harper has terminal brain cancer

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. television icon Valerie Harper told People magazine she has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and likely has no more than three months to live.

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SAG members sue to stop AFTRA merger

SAG members sue to stop AFTRA merger

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Members of the Screen Actors Guild are suing to head off the guild's proposed merger with the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.
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Moore, Asner to attend White's 90th birthday

Moore, Asner to attend White's 90th birthday

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Gavin MacLeod are to help their former co-star Betty White celebrate her 90th birthday in Los Angeles, NBC said.

Actor Harold Gould dead at 86

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Veteran character actor Harold Gould has died of prostate cancer at a nursing home in Woodland Hills, Calif., his family said. He was 86.

Valerie Harper is Broadway bound

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Valerie Harper is set to play Hollywood screen icon Tallulah Bankhead in the Broadway production of "Looped," the comedy's producers said.

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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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