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"Rhoda" Actress Puts On A Brave Face

Valerie Harper, known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” —remember those headscarves? — revealed yesterday that she had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. On January 15, her doctors told her that she had as little as three months left to live.

In a tear-jerker interview with People Magazine, Harper explained that she had been diagnosed after her face went numb during rehearsal. “It hit me like a sledge hammer,” she told People Magazine. “I was terrified.”

Harper also revealed that though she will undergo chemotherapy, she has come to terms with her fate. ““I have a fighting chance until I’m gone, [but] I’m well passed my expiration date already,”she said.

The Emmy-winning actress, who also starred in her own spinoff, “Rhoda,” had previously battled lung cancer in 2009.

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