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‘The Talk’ Honors Harper With Plaque On Her Old ‘Rhoda’ Sound Stage

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Valerie Harper returns to her old stomping grounds. (credit: CBS/Sonja Flemming)

Valerie Harper returns to her old stomping grounds. (credit: CBS/Sonja Flemming)

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STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — “The Talk” — produced weekdays from Stage 16 on the CBS Radford lot — honored actress Valerie Harper Wednesday with a bronze plaque on the same sound stage where her classic sitcom “Rhoda” was filmed from 1974-1978.

Harper, 73, was on the CBS talk show to discuss her bout with terminal brain cancer.

“The Talk” hosts surprised a visibly moved Harper with the plaque. The studio audience gave the four-time Emmy winner a long and sustained standing ovation when she was introduced.

Host Julie Chen said, “To commemorate you and your show, and ensure that your spirit lives on forever, we’ve had this bronze plaque made for you. It’s going to be placed right outside our stage door so everyone who passes through will think of you and your incredible work.”

Harper’s daughter Cristina Cacciotti also joined her on the show. They both discussed how they are coping. An upbeat Harper said, “Don’t have the funeral until the day of the funeral. Live for today. There isn’t anything but now!”

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