Actress Valerie Harper is & # 39; not afraid of death & # 39; because doctors have recommended that the cancer-stained asterisk comes in hospice care, DailyMailTV can reveal.
In an exclusive interview with Cristina Cacciotti, the daughter of Mary Tyler Moore Show alum, she described DailyMailTV's mother's condition with brain cancer and lung cancer and what she wants her mother's legacy to be.
& # 39; I think she wants people to love each other and keep bringing joy to the world in a way they know, & # 39; sad daughter Cristina. & # 39; And I think she really hopes that her legacy of love will eventually live on. & # 39;
She said that although her 79-year-old mother is approaching the end of her life, the legendary actress remains cheerful and positive and is not scared.
Valerie Harper's daughter tells DailyMailTV that her mother is approaching the end of her life because doctors have suggested going to the hospice
DailyMailTV spoke with her daughter Cristina Cacciotti, who described her mother's condition and what she would like her legacy to be
Emmy-winning actress Harper launched a GoFundMe page to raise money to pay for her healthcare costs while fighting lung and brain cancer
Last week it was revealed that one GoFundMe is made for the four-time winner of the Emmy prize to pay for medical costs that are not covered by the insurance. It has since raised more than $ 66,000.
Cristina said her father and Harper & # 39; s husband Tony Cacciotti wanted to set up the fundraising because & # 39; the cost of medication in the United States is outrageous & # 39; s.
She said: & # 39;It doesn't matter how good your insurance is, it doesn't matter how much money you have in the bank.
& # 39; You have six years of cancer – you are in deep trouble. That's just how it is. I mean, she's only been in the hospital for five weeks last year. & # 39;
Actress Francis Fisher – who is also a friend of the family – is one of those in the industry who donated, while Cristina said there have also been private donors who are absorbed and have messed up my parents' thoughts & # 39 ;.
Cristina adds that her mother's biggest fear is leaving her father's side.
& # 39; I think she is more afraid of my father than anything, & # 39; she said. & # 39; He lives for my mother & # 39;
Tony and Valerie have been together for 32 years – a bond that only grew stronger when she was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009 and then with terminal brain cancer in 2013.
Cristina shared her mother's photo with DailyMailTV and said that she remains & # 39; cheerful and positive and not afraid & # 39;
& # 39; She and I would throw ourselves into giggle attacks at lunch to the point where we had tears in her eyes that were crying so loudly, & # 39; said Cristina, who shared this childhood photo
We are a crazy family & # 39 ;, says Cristina. She shared this undated photo of the family together
Cristina said her mother's biggest fear was leaving her father's side. Tony Cacciotti has been with Valerie for 32 years
Cristina remembered the day in 2013 that her mother heard that the cancer had returned.
& # 39; She was busy in New York with a play that got ready for the opening night and collapsed on stage during the rehearsal. Then we found out that her lung cancer had spread and the doctors told us she had three months to live.
Valeria has won three Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding supportive actress in a comedy series and another for lead actress for her work on Rhoda
& # 39; Happy with modern medicine, that's not how it went. And we have her now a little over six plus years thriving and loving of life and doing the best that she can. & # 39;
Cristina said it is still difficult to come to terms with the fact that her mother is approaching the end of her life.
& # 39; The moment I pause – that is when I realize that my mother is dying. & # 39;
& # 39; It's frightening and I tried not to think about it, because as soon as you start thinking about it, you start crying because she is such a great woman & # 39;
But Cristina looks back on the many good memories she shares with her mother.
She said: & # 39; We loved playing together. We go to lunch and invent stories to the people next to us and give them extensive background stories and have extensive conversations that are clearly not what is happening.
& # 39; She and I would throw ourselves into giggle attacks at lunch to the point where we had tears in her eyes that were crying so loudly, & # 39; said Cristina. & # 39; We are a crazy family. & # 39;
Although her mother scored four Emmy awards and a Tony nomination, there is a small and unexpected role that is her favorite.
& # 39; My mother would kill me because I said this, but my favorite work she ever did is this really, really bad horror movie called Night Terror.
& # 39; She is on her way to get her husband home and she is being chased by a truck driver and my mother's shouting – it's all in the movie – is hilarious. I mean tears in my eyes smiling. I never let her live. & # 39;
Valerie gained fame as Rhoda in the Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. She was also the leader of the Rhoda spin-off, which ran from 1974 to 1978
Valeria has won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy series and another for Lead Actress for her work on Rhoda.
Valerie gained fame as Rhoda in the Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. She was also the leader of the Rhoda spin-off, which ran from 1974 to 1978.
She won three Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding supportive actress in a comedy series and another for lead actress for her work on Rhoda. In the 1980s, Harper appeared on the sitcom the Hogan family.
Her talents also reach the stage. In 2010 she was nominated for a Tony Award for her work in the play Looped.
And even after her diagnosis, the star continued to work. She has appeared in various episodes of The Simpsons, recently last year, as well as in the short film My Mom And The Girl.
The star has also been active in philanthropy. She was co-founder of L.I.F.E with Dennis Weaver. in 1983, a charity that fed thousands of needy people in Los Angeles.
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