Harper on screen de­spite cancer

The Times-Tribune - - Briefly -

LOS AN­GE­LES — This is what a tough cookie Va­lerie Harper is: De­spite her pro­longed fight against cancer, she ac­cepted the de­mand­ing role of a wo­man with Alzheimer’s to draw at­ten­tion to the dis­ease.

The re­sult is “My Mom and the Girl,” a short film writ­ten, di­rected and pro­duced by Susie Singer Carter, who plays op­po­site Harper in the story drawn from the film­maker’s ex­pe­ri­ence with her own mother, Norma Holzer.

Harper was di­ag­nosed in 2013 with lep­tomeningeal car­ci­no­mato­sis.

Va­lerie Harper

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