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Broadway producer sues Valerie Harper

Broadway producer Matthew Lombardo has filed a lawsuit against Valerie Harper for failing to disclose her illness before signing on to star in his play, according to TIME.

In 2009, Harper was diagnosed with lung cancer, which later spread to her brain. The former Mary Tyler Moore Show star ended up leaving Lombardo’s play, Looped, in 2013 because of a terminal brain cancer diagnosis.


Valerie Harper diagnosed with terminal brain cancer

Valerie Harper, TV’s Rhoda Morgenstern from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff, has terminal brain cancer. The 73-year-old actress told People in this week’s cover story that she learned her horrible diagnosis on Jan. 15. Her doctors concluded she had leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a cancer complication that accelerates the spread of the illness, and has as little as three months to live. “I don’t think of dying,” Harper told the magazine. “I think of being here now.”

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