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Here’s something that should suddenly make this nothing day seem worthwhile: This afternoon, Katie takes a trip to the set of Hot in Cleveland, where Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, and Cloris Leachman recently filmed a guest spot alongside their old Mary Tyler Moore cast mates (and current Cleveland residents) Betty White and Georgia Engel.
Though it’s been over 30 years since the ladies appeared on a sitcom together, you’d never know it from their strong rapport. Here’s a sneak peek of Moore and Harper explaining why Mary Richards had such a hold on women. (Valerie’s »
- Hillary Busis
Photo and Video Clip: CBS Television Distribution / Stage 29 Productions
This Monday a vibrant looking Valerie Harper stops by the syndicated talk show The Doctors to talk about her incurable brain cancer. In this great preview clip she's joined by Cloris Leachman and the two reminisce about a classic Mary Tyler Moore scene involving Phyllis' gay brother. Harper describes the scene as a personal favorite. It was one of the first times the word “gay” was ever used on a scripted television series.
Tune in on Monday, March 11 (check local listings) for the entire Valerie Harper interview. Visit TheDoctorsTV.com for more information.
And now, if you're curious about the scene Harper was describing, it was from Season 3, episode 17, "My Brother's Keeper" which originally aired on January 13, 1973. We tracked it down on Hulu...
No. No. No.
The extremely talented, beloved, and gorgeous Valerie Harper just announced that she has terminal brain cancer, and if you're a human with human insides, this should destroy you.
According to People, she may have only three months to live. This is especially shocking considering Harper was just on a book tour for her memoir I, Rhoda. I'll take this sad story, which comes right on the heels of Bonnie Franklin's death from pancreatic cancer, as an opportunity to revisit her work on only the greatest sitcom of the '70s (take that, Archie!), The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
What's Rhoda Morgenstern's greatest moment, guys?
I'm going obvious here, but I have to pick the episode "Rhoda the Beautiful," where everyone starts complimenting Rhoda on her weight-loss, and she's both uncomfortable and heartened by the attention. Then Rhoda enters a beauty contest at work, and her way »
3 items from 2013
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