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Comedic legend Valerie Harper dies at 80

Comedic legend Valerie Harper dies at 80”

While she is best known for playing Rhoda on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, she also played Valerie Hogan on The Hogan Family and appeared in films such as Freebie and the Bean and Chapter Two.

Harper was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, bravely battling the disease, in addition to leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition in which cancer cells spread to the membranes surrounding the brain.

Valerie Harper, as Rhoda Morganstern, and Mary Tyler Moore, as Mary Richards, March 10, 1975.

Towards the end of her career in 2013, she was a contestant on the popular show Dancing with the Stars.

"Don't go to the funeral until the day of the funeral".

"I know a lot of you feel like you know me, that you are part of the Morgenstern family, and I feel I know you, too, and so I owe you the truth at the same time as everybody else", Harper told "People" in 2013. And then let's discuss it because we are all terminal. Her fans were surprised to find out that Harper wasn't Jewish in real life.

Last month it was revealed that a GoFundMe was created for the four-time Emmy-award victor to pay for medical costs not covered by insurance. Harper sued and won a 1.4 million judgment against production company Lorimar, which she donated to charity.

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Given only a short time to live, Harper beat the odds and became a spokesperson for cancer research.

Valerie died Friday morning. and while a cause of death has not been released, she's had tons of health issues over the years. "I'm going to see a way".

Valerie Kathryn Harper was born August 22, 1939, in Suffern, New York, and began her career in 1959 as a dancer, appearing in the chorus for several Broadway musicals, including "Li'l Abner" and "Wildcat".

Harper would never star in a TV series again, though she remained present on the small screen thanks to regular guest appearances and recurring roles on hit series such as Melrose Place and Sex and the City. She was nominated for a Tony Award for the role, her only stage honor.

"Even with all the feminism we had gone through, being married was equated with success", she told the TV Academy. It was on the West Coast where she auditioned for the role of Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Almost a decade after Rhoda ended, with several TV movies in between, Harper landed her second sitcom, Valerie, in 1986. In 2000, Harper and Moore reunited for the TV movie "Mary and Rhoda".

On July 23, her husband Tony Cacciotti posted a message saying he would be "where I belong right beside her" for as long as possible.



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