Valerie Harper is best remembered for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern
in the 1970s CBS television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-
1977) and its spin-off, Rhoda (1974-1978) and later as Valerie Hogan
in Valerie on NBC/CBS (1986-1991).
Harper was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009 and recent tests results
showed she has a rare type of incurable brain cancer. She is currently
undergoing chemotherapy to slow its progress.