TV's Rhoda Has 3 Months to Live: Doctors
Valerie Harper diagnosed with terminal brain cancer
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2013 8:37 AM CST
In this June 13, 2010 photo, Valerie Harper arrives at the 61st Annual Tony Awards in New York.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – Valerie Harper, the actress best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the ensuing Rhoda, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, reports People in a cover story. Doctors say the 73-year-old Harper, who fought lung cancer just four years ago, is suffering from leptomeningeal carcinomatosis and likely has as few as three months to live. "I don't think of dying," says Harper. "I think of being here now."