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Valerie Harper

I Have 3 Months

To Live

3/6/2013 5:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news


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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Valerie now that u heard MANS Opinion. (Its IMPOSSIBLE) now take it to GOD (THE GREAT PHYSICIAN ) Let GOD show u when its IMPOSSIBLE to Man it Becomes POSSIBLE for GOD TO SHOW UP ABD GET GLORY. What's. IMPOSSIBLE with Man Is POSSIBLE WITH GOD.

594 days ago


Dont listen to people who say"say your last good byes" get healthy..get on a good diet and believe in your healing. Dont believe the doctors and give up..

594 days ago

jullian cain    

I had Mrs Harper in my taxi in houston in 2007,at first i thought i was driving a fan to another play,when i went to drop her off she said"you never drop the actor off in the front,you must pull towards the back to the stage door" She told me if i ever wanted to meet the famous people,then i should know there entrance is always threw the back,i thought she was an extra to the play,it wasnt untill three days later that i read in the paper that she was the only actor in the entire production and her acting past,I was fortunate to have met her.joshua.

594 days ago


Very saddened at reading this. Valerie, loved your character. Prayers to you.

594 days ago


So sad. Hope she is surrounded by family and good friends.

594 days ago


Valerie Harper has brought years of joy and laughter to so many people. I wish her a peaceful journey. God bless you.

594 days ago


So few TV characters that conjure up an image just by saying their first name...Archie, Maude, Rhoda. Mention their first name and everyone knows who you're talking about. All in a class of their own.I must be getting old, all of my TV icons are going on to a better place.

594 days ago


I apreciate Valarie Harper and all who veiw their own mortality with courage and faith.

594 days ago


Valerie Harper is a strong person & an inspiration. May we all learn to live our lives, making the best of the here & now,
Thanking Valerie for this life's lesson & for the laughter she brought into our lives.

594 days ago


I think TMZ should be a hero and direct her to this ....

What does she have to lose ? Nothing !!
If someone knows how to reach her, get this info to her. Being a celebrity maybe she can fast track the process.

594 days ago

A.C. Coulter    

In addition to being a wonderful actress, Valerie Harper has been a tireless advocate for ending global hunger. There are children alive today who would not have been were it not for her passion and compassion.

594 days ago

Reesha Leone    

Please check out the Burzynski clinic in Houston, TX. For 30 years or more, this non-toxic treatment has cured terminal brain cancer patients. You won't hear about it from your doctor. JUST GOOGLE IT.
God Bless, there is hope...
R. Leone, Nashville TN

594 days ago


How sad to hear about Valerie Harper’s illness, found his daughter Cristina here and her husband Tony here

594 days ago


May God have mercy on Valerie Harper's spirit and soul and make her passing to the other realm easy, Amen.

594 days ago


Stay strong beautiful woman!

594 days ago
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