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Published:August 29th, 2013 09:41 EST

Valerie Harper (Rhoda Morgenstern) Joins 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Beloved TV star Valerie Harper, immortalized as Rhoda Morgenstern on the "The Mary Tyler Moore Show,` continues to defy a prognosis of terminal brain cancer with upcoming projects that reportedly now include "Dancing With the Stars.`

valerie said Wednesday that Harper, 74, and `Dancing` professional dancer Tristan MacManus began rehearsals for the physically demanding show Monday."


According to TMZ the iconic actress is doing very well and she requires no special assistance.

DWTS usually features third-rate stars; it`s great that a legend in the business will be competing this year.

Speaking of third-rate stars, Snooki and Leah Remini and will also appear on the dance competition series.

Valerie isn`t letting her advanced age or her terminal illness stop her from engaging in her livelihood. She is an inspiration to us all; we wish her the best of luck.

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