Richard Schaal, who appeared on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-offs Rhoda and Phyllis, has died at the age of 86, The Los Angeles Times reports. According to his daughter Wendy, the actor passed away at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills on Tuesday.
After a story in Closer Weekly stated that Valerie Harper is "absolutely cancer-free," the actress released a statement via the Hallmark Channel to set the record straight.
"In response to a recent erroneous quote concerning my health...
Tom Bergeron, Brooke Burke
Dancing with the Stars unveiled its Season 17 cast on Wednesday's Good Morning America — and it includes an ex-Scientologist, a Showgirl, the Science Guy and a comedy legend.
PHOTOS: Meet the Dancing with the Stars Season 17 cast
Valerie Harper, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year, will hit the parquet with pro ...
There may be some good news on the horizon for Valerie Harper. Harper's doctor revealed on Today that the actress' brain cancer may be close to remission.
In January, Harper was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain.
Dancing with the Stars Casting Rumors: Leah Remini, a Glee star and Valerie Harper
"We're getting pretty close to...
Months after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Valerie Harper is back to work, according to The Associated Press.
Harper is currently filming The Town That Came A-Courtin, a TV movie for the UP cable channel in Canada. Based on the novel by Ronda Rich, the film also stars Lauren Holly and Cameron Bancroft. Harper will play...
Savannah Guthrie, Valerie Harper
Despite being given only three months to live, Valerie Harper plans to enjoy each and every day she has left.
On Jan. 15, Harper, 73, was diagnosed with...
Actress Valerie Harper has terminal brain cancer, she tells People.
On Jan. 15, Harper, 73, was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. Doctors have estimated that she has only three months to live.
Mary Tyler Moore Show actor Harold Gould, the prolific character actor who played Valerie Harper's father on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, has died. He was 86.
Gould died Saturday in Woodland Hills, Calif., after a battle with prostate cancer, The New York Times reports.
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Rhoda - Season 1: 35th Anniversary Edition
New releases announced today, December 18:
Hope & Faith - Season 1 will be coming out March 31
Malcolm & Eddie - Season 1 will be coming out April 14
The Paper Chase - Season 1 will be coming out April 7
Rhoda - Season 1: 35th Anniversary Edition will be coming out April 21
Spin City - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out April 28
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Question: Can you explain the dearth of female-centric shows these days? My favorite shows of all time, from Rhoda to Kate & Allie to Golden Girls, were often centered around brilliant actresses and great writing. Their stories appealed to everybody and helped women. I just do not see any of this type of show anymore. Can you explain why this is happening, and if you expect it to ever change?
Answer: I don't really understand this question, except to note that these longtime faves all appear to be comedies, and it's a fact that TV comedy is in a slump, especially comedies built around strong women — although hybrid comedy-dramas like Gilmore Girls and Desperate Housewives (and UPN's Monday block of urban comedies, for that matter) offer plenty of juicy roles for great actresses. But the boom of drama has also been good to women. Check out the casts of Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Commander in Chief, and the leads of such crime dramas as Cold Case and Close to Home, not to