Valerie Harper hospitalized after falling ill before a performance

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MAINE— Valerie Harper, who rose to fame as Rhoda Morgenstern on the 1970s hit “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” was taken to the hospital Wednesday night before a performance at playhouse in Maine, the Ogunquit Playhouse said on its Facebook page.

Harper was taken to a hospital as a precaution, before her performance of "Nice Work If You Can Get It," after reporting that she was not feeling well. She has been battling brain cancer since 2012.

“The audiences and all of us here at the Playhouse are greatly enjoying our time with Valerie here in Ogunquit, and we are encouraged that she is feeling better,” Bradford T. Kenney, Executive Artistic Director.

Harper has been performing in the production as Millicent Winter, along with Sally Struthers as Duchess Estonia Dulworth.

The playhouse said that she will remain in the hospital for observation while she rests.

The Associated Press contributed to this story. 


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