Valerie Harper Starts Work on TV Movie

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email
The UP cable channel said Valerie Harper is filming a TV movie in Canada.

In this June 13, 2010 photo, Valerie Harper arrives at the 61st Annual Tony Awards in New York. The 73-year-old actress, who played Rhoda Morgenstern on television in the 1970s, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, according to a report Wednesday, March 6, 2013 on People magazine's website. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

LOS ANGELES The UP cable channel said Valerie Harper is filming a TV movie in Canada.

The movie, titled "The Town that Came A-Courtin', is based on a novel by Ronda Rich and also stars Lauren Holly, Cameron Bancroft and Lucie Guest.

UP, which described the movie as an uplifting romance, said Wednesday it welcomed the "inspirational" Harper as part of the project.

In March, the 73-year-old actress said she's been diagnosed with a rare, incurable brain cancer but that she intended to live each moment fully.

Harper gained fame playing Rhoda Morgenstern on television's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda."

UP's "The Town that Came A-Courtin'" will air in January 2014, the channel said. It's being shot in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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