08:33 PM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 06/03/2014 10:35AM
A year and a half after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Valerie Harper continues to defy the odds.
Originally posted 04/05/2013 08:00AM
Time can't alter solid friendships. Just ask Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman and Georgia Engel – who reunited with Betty White this week to tape an upcoming episode of the TVLand sitcom Hot In Cleveland.
It made for an emotional week, agreed the women, who gathered Thursday afternoon for a press conference on the CBS Radford studio lot, where the classic The Mary Tyler Moore Show was filmed from 1970-77.
"The tears come up, but then they're part of the laughter," said Harper, 73. "Did you ever laugh till you cried? That's been happening a lot. It's been so full of life and joy and love. And fun!"
Originally posted 03/22/2013 07:45AM
Valerie Harper and the other girls from The Mary Tyler Moore Show are getting together for one last hurrah – in front of the cameras.
Harper, who has terminal brain cancer, will join Mary Tyler Moore and Cloris Leachman as guests on an episode of TV Land's Hot In Cleveland, which stars other Mary Tyler Moore Show alums Betty White and Georgia Engel, PEOPLE has confirmed.
A source tells PEOPLE: "The cast is really excited to have Valerie guest star. They feel she is a true icon, and they are touched by her story."
Originally posted 03/13/2013 01:00PM
Mary Tyler Moore show star Ed Asner is recovering in the hospital after cutting short a one-man show in Indiana when he struggled to deliver his lines and appeared to be confused.
The 83-year-old actor was taken by ambulance to a Chicago-area hospital for exhaustion and was "resting comfortably" on Wednesday, his publicist Charles Sherman tells the Associated Press.
After conducting an acting workshop on Tuesday, Asner took the stage 45 minutes late at the Marquette Pavilion in Gary, Ind., to portray Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the sold-out show FDR.
Originally posted 03/06/2013 05:00PM
They are among television's first and most enduring BFFs – and for more than four decades, Valerie Harper has considered Mary Tyler Moore "a great girlfriend" in real life as well.
Now one of Hollywood's longest-standing bonds is bringing comfort and support to Harper as she faces terminal brain cancer.
"I'm absolutely devastated by this news," says Moore, 76, who herself underwent surgery in 2011 for a benign tumor in the protective membrane around the brain – the same spot where Harper's malignant cancer cells are located.
Originally posted 03/06/2013 07:20PM
The snarky jokes! The sassy way she handled her bad dates! And her fabulous accent!
Valerie Harper's iconic TV character, Rhoda Morganstern, was the quintessential scene-stealing best friend since her first appearance on The Mary Tyler Moore show in 1970. So beloved, she eventually landed her very own sitcom, Rhoda (and ended up netting Harper four Emmy Awards for her portrayal of the brash, beloved single girl).
From girl talk with Mary to her battles with Joe – and her wedding on Rhoda, where she raced through the New York City streets, clad in her wedding dress! – check out Harper's best moments as the sassy, savvy Rhoda and relive falling in love with her.
Originally posted 03/06/2013 03:10PM
After Valerie Harper revealed she had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer on Wednesday, her fans, friends and colleagues shared an outpouring of prayers and love for the star.
Harper, 73, has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. Her doctors say she has as little as three months left to live.
The overwhelming support solidifies Harper's role as a television icon. Here's what you had to say:
Originally posted 03/06/2013 07:45AM
After successfully battling lung cancer in 2009, Valerie Harper thought she had the disease beat.
But as the television icon, 73, reveals in this week's PEOPLE, she is now fighting cancer again – and this time it is an even more formidable foe.
On Jan. 15 she received a diagnosis of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane – known as the meninges – surrounding the brain.
Originally posted 03/06/2013 07:00AM
Valerie Harper is facing a devastating diagnosis: terminal brain cancer.
The television icon – beloved for her role as brash New Yorker Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda – received the news on Jan. 15, she reveals to PEOPLE in this week's exclusive cover interview.
A battery of tests revealed she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. Her doctors say she has as little as three months left to live.
Originally posted 07/03/2012 01:15PM
Great TV show theme songs have a tendency to sneak up on you when you least expect it. Often times, you'll find yourself humming one while taking a shower or walking down the street – and soon enough it'll be stuck in your head for the entire rest of the day!
But that's what makes a theme great. It worms its way into your brain and stays there for as long as you can remember, just like a decent Top 40 hit. Sometimes, if it's good enough, it'll even stick around after a show has ended.
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