Valerie Harper has been known to TV audiences since she first appeared as Rhoda Morgenstern on the Mary Tyler Moore Show back in 1970. She was so good on that show that the network gave her her own show, "Rhoda", in 1974. Since that time, her career has had it's ups and downs, but her personal life hit a major 'down' back in March when she announced that she had only three months to live because of inoperable brain cancer.

Don't tell Valerie Harper that she's down. She's a fighter!


TMZ reports that Valerie Harper, who announced in March she had terminal brain cancer and only three months to live, has signed on for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.  Valerie has been paired with Tristan MacManus and has already begun rehearsals. Other stars rumored for this season include former Scientologist Leah Remini,  Jersey Shore’s Snooki, Showgirls’ Elizabeth Berkley, Glee’s Amber Riley, Christina Milian and former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson. Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, September 16th on ABC.

Kudos to Valerie Harper and her fighting spirit! She's an inspiration.