valerie harper

"Her brilliance burst through and shined its light upon all of us."
The Emmy-winning actor died after a long battle with cancer.
To achieve that estimable goal not only required a script that was both candid and uplifting, but an actress who could bring the character of Nanny to life with just the right mix of humor, heart, and soul... Enter Valerie Harper.
The actress set straight reports that she was in a coma.
The actress was slated to appear on stage in Maine.
The long-held belief is that only smokers get lung cancer and that getting sick is just a consequence of that choice. Not true. Two-thirds of new cases are in women who quit many years or never smoked.
There is no shortage of Holocaust memorials, museums and foundations dedicated solely to preserving the history of Nazi crimes against Europe's Jews during the Second World War. Yet there is a shortage of funds for financial aid for survivors.
I, along with most women my age, fell in love with The Mary Tyler Moore Show when it first aired in 1970. Her best friend, Rhoda Morgenstern, was funny, honest, beautiful and always fascinating. To paraphrase Valerie Harper, "We all looked up to Mary but we identified with Rhoda."