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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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RobN    

Come on, TMZ, leave her alone. There's a line, even for you, that ought not be crossed.

490 days ago
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Lady Juliette    

Such a wonderful woman and actress. Our prayers are with you. I

490 days ago
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Gary Trenton    

Rhoda

490 days ago
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LISA    

She was on the cover of People magazine, and she looked amazing, as always. She went to them because she wants to bring awareness to the disease. She is taking chemo drugs to slow it down, so they really don't know how long. I feel so sad for her, her family and friends. Valerie has always been the epitome of strength and class. She will be in my prayers.

490 days ago
35.

idyou    

my like button don't work

490 days ago
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LG    

Why don't you leave her the Hell alone. Let her die in peace instead of shoving your damn cameras in her face.

490 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Valerie... get that Bucket List going.

490 days ago
38.

JJ    

May God Bless you Dear Lady

490 days ago
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taz    

Feel stupid getting serious on this ridic website but here goes; at least she has time be be with her loved ones (if TMZ leaves her the **** alone). So many don't get a chance to say goodbyes. Hope the docs are wrong about the three months and she that she isn't in pain. You rock Valerie!

490 days ago
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Amaryllis    

I guess it would be too much to ask to let the poor woman just live her life without paparazzi in her face every two minutes!

490 days ago
41.

fran    

bless you Valerie , my prayers are with you

490 days ago
42.

Nancy    

Valerie, I wish you 5, 8, 12 or more months. I celebrate you today.

490 days ago
43.

Blue Lake    

Keep smiling, Val. We love you so much. One of the decent people in showbiz with a fantastic marriage and family. A true winner.

490 days ago
44.

Calico    

May the Universe bless you and your family Ms. Harper, and may you all be in love.
A dear friend of mine passed through on Oct. 19 last year-50 years old with stomach cancer-we miss him but know he is at peace as well and in the kind hands of something greater than ourselves.

490 days ago
45.

Decker    

Time to tighten up the privacy laws in the USA - this is an outrageous invasion at the most vulnerable time of this womans life.

D I S G R A C E F U L T M Z

490 days ago
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