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Valerie Harper

I Have 3 Months

To Live

3/6/2013 5:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Valerie Harper
has terminal brain cancer and doctors are giving her around 3 months to live.

Harper, who famously played the character Rhoda on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and the spin-off, "Rhoda," was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare form of cancer in which cancer cells spread into the membrane surrounding the brain. 

Harper, 73, told People, "I don't think of dying.  I think of being here now."

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16.

Dick Bupkiss    

Very sad and it reminds you that all of the plastic bull**** that is Hollywood tv and film entertainment does not guarantee health and happiness. These people are lucky in one sense, they are grossly over paid for what they do. Valerie's career was lost after the 80's and she's managed to live the last 30 years without financial issues to worry about.

512 days ago
17.

your own luck    

So enjoyed watching her on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda. Wonderful memories and laughs. This news makes me very sad.

512 days ago
18.

Yourkiddingmeright    

What an amazing woman. Has a great outlook. Wish I has her positivity. She sure is one to look up to.

512 days ago
19.

Ginger    

Valerie, eat girl. Pies, cakes, rich desserts. Enjoy! And if a miracle happens and you get well, then you can worry about the few lbs you gained. Good luck sweetie. I'll be praying for you.

512 days ago
20.

mrdent78    

Go see Dr. Burzynski in Huston Tx.

512 days ago
21.

DeeMaree    

So very sorry to hear this. Valerie Harper gave me so much pleasure. I thank her. I hope her passing over to the next dimension will be peaceful. God bless.

512 days ago
22.

feelyourboobies    

I hate you cancer!!!!!!!!

512 days ago
23.

Nun ja biz    

God bless her! I hope her remaining time is peaceful and pain free.

512 days ago
24.

mrdent78    

*Houston*

512 days ago
25.

TNastyFunktown    

I find this so sad. Her positive attitude is incredibly inspirational. My heart goes out to Valerie and her loved ones.

512 days ago
26.

KicksandGiggles    

Truly sad news. We love Valerie and her work. She is incredibly sexy and did not curse, flash a boob, wear hooker outfits, drown in make up, boast about screwing everybody. Cheez! You mean you can have a quality family show? YES and she is proof!! Praying for ya Valerie!!!

512 days ago
27.

braintrain    

What would you do?

512 days ago
28.

Ozzie X    

Well that is just sad. I hope she finds peace.

512 days ago
29.

blondie    

oh my god, how sad.

512 days ago
30.

tleeg    

Wow....that is really sad.

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