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EntertainmentValerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral

20:30  08 september  2019
20:30  08 september  2019 Source:   people.com

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The actress was laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles , near graves of late stars The service was filled with tears and laughter, especially when Harper ’s daughter , Cristina Cacciotti, shared loving words about her mother’s much-celebrated toughness during her cancer battle.

Valerie Harper was laid to rest in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 7, days after she died at Harper ’s daughter , Cristina Cacciotti, delivered a heartfelt speech about her mother. Harper was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, and was given three months to live in 2013 after being diagnosed with

Valerie Harper‘s friends and family honored the late actress on Saturday for a powerful and emotional funeral service.

Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral© Joe Pugliese Valerie Harper

The actress was laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, near graves of late stars Mickey Rooney and Chris Cornell.

In attendance were director James L. Brooks, actor Elliott Gould and actress Frances Fisher.

The service was filled with tears and laughter, especially when Harper’s daughter, Cristina Cacciotti, shared loving words about her mother’s much-celebrated toughness during her cancer battle.

“I don’t have balls, I have steel ovaries,” Cacciotti recalled her mother saying. Other speakers also recounted Harper’s lifelong acts of charity and political activism.

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Harper ’s daughter , , delivered a heartfelt speech about her mother. Mourners were encouraged to make donations to two foundations near and dear to Harper ’s heart: The Rest In Peace, mia Valeria . -Anthony,’” the statement read. Harper was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, and was given three

Harper died on Aug. 30 at age 80 after years of health issues, including leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, lung cancer and brain cancer. The actress was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis in 2013, just four years after she beat lung cancer in 2009. The condition occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain, known as the meninges.

Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral© Joe Pugliese Valerie and Tony | Amanda Marsalis

Following the news of her death, Harper’s daughter Christina shared a heartwarming message on behalf of her father Tony Cacciotti.

“My dad has asked me to pass on this message: ‘My beautiful caring wife of nearly 40 years has passed away at 10:06 a.m., after years of fighting cancer,’” Cristina wrote on Twitter. “She will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace, mia Valeria. — Anthony.”

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Valerie Harper ’s daughter paid emotional tribute to her late mother at a funeral service on Saturday, September 7. The Rhoda actress, who A source told RadarOnline.com that Harper had to hide away during the end of her cancer struggle. “She will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace, mia Valeria .

Harper began her show business career as a dancer and chorus girl on Broadway, and went on to perform in several Broadway shows, some choreographed by Michael Kidd, including Wildcat (starring Lucille Ball) " Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L . A . as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral ".

Throughout Harper’s years-long struggles, Cacciotti, her husband of 32 years, remained by her side. He took it upon himself to ensure that his wife was as comfortable as possible in some of the final moments of her life.

Despite their professional opinion, Cacciotti said he was not willing to listen to them because of how much he adored Harper and vowed to do what he deemed best for his wife.

“I have been told by doctors to put Val in Hospice care and I can’t [because of our 40 years of shared commitment to each other] and I won’t because of the amazing good deeds she has graced us with while she’s been here on earth,” he wrote in a Facebook post on July 23.

Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral© Amanda Marsalis Valerie | Amanda Marsalis

At the time of her diagnosis, doctors told her she only had three months to live, but Harper beat the odds and continued to live well beyond their expectations by six years.

“She was happy every single day because she was given six weeks to live,” Harper’s close friend, Sue Cameron, told PEOPLE. “Her goal was to teach everybody with cancer how to live with dignity, and with as much fun as you can.”

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“Valerie said, ‘I’ve been given six weeks to live, but I’m going to have the best time,’” Cameron recalled. “And then she kept on living. She kept giving interviews saying, ‘I’m still here, still having a good time.’ “

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Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral
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Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral
Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral
Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral
Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral
Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral
Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral
Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral
Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral
Valerie Harper Laid to Rest in L.A. as Daughter Gives Speech During Funeral
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