TV star Valerie Harper diagnosed with brain cancer

Valerie Harper in the television “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spinoff Rhoda Morgenstern played on “Rhoda,” has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and died.

People magazine reported on its website Wednesday that 73-year-old actress received the news on 15 January. Tests revealed the leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread to the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. The report says doctors told Harper that he was too little to live for three months.
Valerie Harper has terminal brain cancer
Valerie Harper has terminal brain cancer
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“I do not think death,” the magazine said in an interview with Harper cover. “I think being here now.”

Harper character, Rhoda, 1970 in television’s most beloved characters, and tart-tongued, self-mockery Rhoda Harper made a star. He has three “Mary” plus “Rhoda,” which ran from 1974 to 1978 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Supporting Actress consecutive Emmys (1971-1973) won.

Harper, many Broadway musicals as a dancer in the show business started, and the Second City Improv Group in summer stock and worked.

“I was a dancer, but I was always a little overweight,” he once told The Associated Press. “I can say:” Hi, I’m Valerie Harper and I am too heavy. “Before I would say it quickly …. I have always said to be chubby, my nose was too big, my hair was too kinky. “

He initially played Rhoda plump, thin, charming as Mary Richards contrast Humor. But “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” when it was, Rhoda was downsized and its beauty, its brand recognition.

The character was very popular and was soon on his CBS sitcom, which move back home to New York City and married Rhoda, but I was inspired.

After its success on TV, Harper returned to the theater. Several television film and the films “The Chapter” and including the following, “Blame It on Rio.”

In 2000, he joined Moore in the TV movie “Mary and Rhoda.”

“Rhoda Morgenstern gave a wonderful impulse and thrust my career,” she told the AP in 2001.

At that time, the former Broadway comedy “Alice” star Linda stepped in LAVIN created the role of “the wife’s story allergies.”

Harper played what they are “frightened woman a certain age” and he described it as the character of Rhoda, the general belief, he said, “come to life, and it compares to the pleasure. Simply stop and rest with white nakalsa. correct itself. “

In recent years, Harper had guest roles on several television series, and in 2010 returned to Broadway in the Tallulah benkaheda, Hollywood Golden Age plays a flamboyant star.

AP Drama Michael Kuchwara Compare wrote that, “Harper’s Rhoda Morgenstern iconic dunk” and “a terrible sense of comic timing.”

In January, Harper released a new memoir: “I, Rhoda.”

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