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Valerie Harper starts work on TV movie

Valerie Harper starts work on TV movie

August 2nd, 2013 in News

LOS ANGELES (AP) - 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.