Kim Novak Has Breast Cancer

Kim Novak Has Breast Cancer
Kim Novak, with James Stewart, in 1958's Vertigo
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updated 10/20/2010 at 10:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/20/2010 10:20AM

Legendary screen siren Kim Novak, best known for her work in the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock thriller Vertigo, is expected to make a full recovery after being diagnosed with breast cancer, her manager says.

"It was caught early by a routine yearly mammogram, and [she] is undergoing treatment. All her doctors say she is in fantastic physical shape and should recover very well," Sue Cameron tells the Hollywood Reporter.

Novak, 77, a No. 1 box office star in the 1950s, gave up the Hollywood limelight for a quiet life on a 240-acre ranch in Oregon with her veterinarian husband Bob Malloy, whom she married in 1976.
Tim Nudd

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