Valerie Harper’s Favorite TV Moment: Groundbreaking Gay Scene From “Mary Tyler Moore”

Like you, we were heartbroken to hear about Valerie Harper’s terminal brain-cancer diagnosis. In a special episode of The Doctors today, the vibrant actress-activist discusses her illness and shares memories from her storied career.

In the snippet above, Harper recalls a legendary scene from The Mary Tyler Moore show with co-star Cloris Leachman, in which Rhoda has the distinct pleasure of telling Phyllis that her brother Ben is gay.

Below, the original clip, from the January 1973 episode “My Brother’s Keeper.”

The Doctors airs Monday, March 11. Check for airtime. 

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