'Dancing with the Stars' host Tom Bergeron: Valerie Harper may win the whole competition
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/16/2013
Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron has acknowledged strong viewer voting support will likely make Valerie Harper one of the frontrunners to win the seventeenth season's mirror-ball trophy even though her age and ongoing cancer battle may restrict her dancing ability.
"She is certainly the one name that made me really sit up. She is a remarkable woman, incredibly engaging... So yeah, I think it's fair to say that she is going to be one of the key focal points -- if not the focal point -- of certainly the early shows."
The 74-year-old actress was given less than three months to live back in March after being diagnosed with terminal leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare form of cancer in which cancer cells spread into the membrane surrounding the brain.
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