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Valerie Harper is being sued by a New York playwright who says she ruined his play by withholding her brain cancer diagnosis, a claim she says is outrageous.

He wants $2 million as a result of her alleged deception, while she insists no one was more surprised at the return of her cancer than Valerie herself.

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In the lawsuit, filed last December, Broadway bigwig Matthew Lombardo accused the Mary Tyler Moore Show star, 74, of keeping her illness a secret.

This caused her to unexpectedly drop out of the 2013 play, Looped, which he says he invested big time in with the understanding she would perform.

But in new court documents, the Dancing With the Stars alum claims she believed she was in cancer remission, having had successfully undergone surgery.

She says she had no idea the cancer had returned and spread to her brain until January 2013, a month after she had re-signed her contract for Looped.

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Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus were voted off Dancing With the Stars on Monday night, but she left a lasting mark on the show, and her partner.

She said she came to inspire and enjoy the party. Done and done.

The Dancing With the Stars results matched the scores from the past two weeks. Valerie Harper was in last place both times. But she remains a winner.

The 74-year-old delivered a message of hope by savoring life after she was diagnosed with brain cancer and given three months to live earlier this year.

She reacted in characteristic fashion to her elimination last night. As the audience and her fellow dancers cheered and cried, Harper simply beamed.

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After a fourth week of performances live on ABC, the Dancing With the Stars results are in for the third Monday night elimination of the 17th season.

So who's the odd man (or woman) out this time around?

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Combining both scores from Monday's episode and public votes from last week, the Dancing With the Stars results show is harder to predict than ever.

With Bill Nye gone, Valerie Harper was on the block.

Six points shy of their nearest competitors last week, it would take a monumental effort from the Mary Tyler Moore Show actress to get back in this.

Was she able to do it? Or did another contestant surprisingly end up on the outs? Follow the jump for this week's Dancing With the Stars results ...

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Valerie Harper went public with a terminal brain cancer diagnosis in March, but it is now close to remission, says the soon-to-be Dancing With the Stars cast member.

Valerine Harper was given three months to live six months ago.

Not only has she survived, she's shown no signs of slowing down, and she figures to be a competitive member of the latest DWTS ensemble.

In fact, according to her doctor, the 74-year-old actress is "getting pretty close to remission." But, as Dr. Jeremy Rudnick explained on Today, it will still be fatal.

"It defies the odds," he said of Valerie's response to chemotherapy as well as alternative treatments, but warns that the cancer will "develop resistance to the therapy."

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Valerie Harper is joining the Dancing With the Stars cast this season, despite terminal brain cancer that she thought would have taken her life by now.

In March, the Mary Tyler Moore Show star said she was in the process of saying her lifetime goodbyes when she was given just three months to live.

She's beaten the odds, and not only that, her health is good enough for a least one more great achievement, it appears: Joining DWTS this fall!

The Emmy-winning star is apparently paired up with Irish hunk Tristan MacManus, 31, and this is not mere stunt casting. Reports say she's got skills!

Reflecting on her accomplished life, she said earlier this year:

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Valerie Harper may have incurable brain cancer, but she says she's feeling great.

"I'm alive. I'm feeling good. I'm trying to live every moment as much as I can."

Harper tells USA Today "the phone has not stopped" since her announcement.

"Or the texts, or the e-mails. It's incredible."

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But she worries people "have a picture of me in a bed or a wheelchair or in trouble. Three months may be accurate, but it is not the whole truth."

"I could have a seizure within a week," or, she says, she could live much longer.

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Valerie Harper, a beloved former television star best known for her roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

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Harper tells the latest issue of People that she received the news on January 15, as tests confirmed she has contracted a rare disease called Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis.

Physicians say she only has about three months to live.

"I don't think of dying," says the 73-year, who also dealt with lung cancer in 2009. "I think of being here now."

Pick up the latest issue of People for a lot more on this sad story and send your prayers to the actress now.

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