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Valerie Harper, Emmy-winning ‘Rhoda’ Star, Dead at 80
Valerie Harper, who achieved fame as Rhoda on the classic sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and continued as the character in a popular spinoff series, has died after a long battle with cancer, her daughter Cristina Cacciotti and family friend Deanna Buskey confirmed to CNN. She was 80. Buskey, a friend of the family for more than 20 years, said the family was not "providing details at this time."