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5 Reasons Why You Need a Friend Like Rhoda

Embracing the future with an open mind

Valerie Harper’s influence extends far beyond the role of sassy sidekick and spin-off success.

Her indomitable, genuine spirit played a key part in inspiring an entire generation of independent women. And, since going public with her diagnosis, it’s clear that no disease has enough power to snuff out that spirit.

In an interview with “Today” show correspondent, Savannah Guthrie, Harper had this to say about her prognosis:

“It feels awfully damn good to be open about it, face it and see what you can do. If you die, you’re not a failure. You’re just somebody who had cancer, and that’s the outcome,” she says, adding “I’m not dying until I do.”

Maybe, just as every woman needs a friend like Rhoda, so too does every woman need a spirit like Harper’s. An inner voice that constantly encourages you to, “Keep your thoughts open to infinite possibility and keep yourself open to miracles.”

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By Anne-Marie Botek, Editor

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4:01PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

One of Rhoda's lines has always stuck with me. She says to "Mare", "I dunno why I'm eating this (brownie); I might as well apply it directly to my hips." Very funny lady - and I loved her fashions on the show. She was a window dresser, remember?

1:11AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

I never liked Mary, always liked Rhoda :)

1:01AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

thanks for the article.

12:38AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

interesting, thanks for sharing

9:53AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

thanks for the article.

8:53PM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

Rhoda as played by Valerie was a keeper as a friend. She suffered with her friends; she supported them and she enjoyed their joy. Loved Rhoda even more than Mary because Rhoda had pimples.

6:16PM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

Valerie is one of our special people. We always love her!!
Yet another "Beautiful Lady"!

3:53PM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

Yeah, I agree, who wouldn't love to have Rhoda for a friend?

3:46PM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

Yeah, okay, passing around :-)

12:10PM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

Thank you Valerie.

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