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Valerie Harper

STANDING TALL

in the Face of Terminal Cancer

3/7/2013 9:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0306_valerie_harper_SplashValerie Harper is refusing to go gently into that good night ... continuing to go out in public and live her life after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

The "Mary Tyler Moore" actress was pictured out in Santa Monica early Thursday morning with her husband of 26 years Tony Cacciotti ... sporting a brave face.

Earlier this week, 73-year-old Harper revealed she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare form of cancer in which cancer cells spread into the membrane surrounding the brain.

Rage against the dying of the light.

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AliceP Brown    

And pieces of garbage like you folks will haunt her to the end, trying to assuage the guilt and mitigate the scavenger factor with ridiculous prose - all with the excuse that people want to see it. About all that's left if for people like Ms Harper is to contract in advance with a real photographer to take well-lit and professional shots of her on a morgue table to erase the value of some ER or morgue shot taken by pap. s*** or employee s***. May all of you who profit of the misery and pain and sadness of others suffer the worst that karma has to offer.

511 days ago
17.

bring back recent posts    

....I pray that papps leave this brave woman alone and don't go and ask those STUPID questions that they are infamous for...she should be able too walk anywhere on the planet and not be harrassed...such sad news...ugh

511 days ago
18.

Big D    

I'm keeping you in my prayers, Valerie; miracles happens every day.

511 days ago
19.

4reallikecomon    

TMZ,,,WHAT ARE YOU MORONS DOING,HAVING A COUNTDOWN....QUIT FOLLOWING THE LADY FOR CRYING OUT LOUD...SHE DONT NEED ALL THS FAKENESS...

511 days ago
20.

lynn    

Leave her alone. Send her prayers, and flowers and notes telling her how much she has meant to you or leave her alone. Anything else would be inhuman.

511 days ago
21.

Cheryl A.    

GOD be with you, Miss Valerie. Fight a damned hard fight. Prayers being sent your way.

511 days ago
22.

ALR4EVER    

Wow TMZ this is low. Who wrote this, a 12 year old?

511 days ago
23.

tamara    

Good to see she isn't bedridden and can go outside and do things. Many times doctors say someone has a certain amount of time and they live for years. I hope this happens for her :)

511 days ago
24.

barcham    

Are we going to have to see this on the site for the next three months? BREAKING NEWS! Valerie Harper - Still Alive!

How about you give her and us a break and allow the lady to keep her dignity and live the little time she has left in PEACE!!!

511 days ago
25.

Decker    

Still looking good, damn, we love you Valerie xo

511 days ago
26.

RealAsTheyCome!    

Once again TMZ being so disrespectfull!!!! You F)@$tards need to learn that enough is enough!!!!

511 days ago
27.

Philip Baker    

I'm so saddened by this news. She is one of my heroes. God bless her.

511 days ago
28.

Jim    

TMZ: WHY would you EVER post a photo of Valerie during this time of her life??? WHY? Is making a buck THAT important to you, Harvey??? LET HER HAVE HER PRIVACY.

511 days ago
29.

Sue    

Such a sweet lady. Stay strong my friend, you are so loved by so many !!!

511 days ago
30.

jmk    

Please leave her alone.

511 days ago
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