12:33 AM EDT 10/17/2013
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 07:45AM
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 08/21/2012 10:10AM
Five Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy – and he's won the hearts of millions. Now, Dick Van Dyke is to receive his acting union's highest honor: the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award.
The tireless actor, 86, who's as comfortable with doing slapstick as he is with being suave, will be honored in January for his 60-year-plus career and his lifelong humanitarian accomplishments.
"Dick is the consummate entertainer – an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment,” says SAG-AFTRA co-president Ken Howard.
Originally posted 01/30/2012 08:10AM
George Clooney isn't shy about expressing his feelings. Just ask Mary Tyler Moore.
Asked at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she won the Life Achievement Award, whether she'd be mingling with any A-listers in particular – say, Mr. Clooney himself? – Moore recalled her thrilling first encounter with the best actor nominee.
"I met George Clooney in a very small elevator, and he came over and he put his arms around me," the actress, 75, told PEOPLE. "I think he said something like, 'I love you.' It was maybe two years ago. I am going to seek him out tonight."
Originally posted 01/29/2012 10:50PM
"Dream big, dream fierce." The real-life ladies of The Help would have agreed with Viola Davis, it's worth it.
Accepting the trophy for female actor in a leading role for the period drama, Davis told the audience gathered at L.A.'s Shrine Exposition Center for Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards: "What is there [in life] but a dream. You can't trade in your dream for another dream. I am so proud to be an actor."
It's an appropriate motto for a cast who were also recognized for their work in the film as an ensemble, the top honor of the night.
Originally posted 01/29/2012 09:25PM
Before she was a household name, Mary Tyler Moore was just another 18-year-old actress trying to make a name for herself in the industry – which meant finding a name that wasn't already registered with the Screen Actors Guild.
It was 1955 – long before she won the world over with her comedic chops and charm – not to mention her knack for wearing capri pants; before she made an impression as Dick Van Dyke's wife; before she made TV history as original single lady, Mary Richards.
Now more than 50 years after she made the leap from "Mary Moore" to "Mary Tyler Moore," the veteran entertainer, 75, was presented with the annual Life Achievement Award by her costar of 50 years ago, Van Dyke, at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Originally posted 12/14/2011 09:15AM
George Clooney , Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Michelle Williams were among the nominees announced Wednesday for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, traditionally an accurate prognosticator for the Academy Awards.
Clooney, DiCaprio and Pitt, three of Hollywood's biggest stars, will square off against two relative unknowns, Demian Bichir and Jean Dujardin, in the category of best actor.
Williams is joined by Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep and Tilda Swinton in the race for best actress.
The five movies nominated for best cast ensemble are The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants, The Help and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.
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