Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Veteran Actress to Step into Valerie Harper's Role in Play

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Veteran Actress to Step into Valerie Harper's Role in Play

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Play will go on with Vaccaro, not Harper

Performer Brenda Vaccaro will replace Valerie Harper in a play in Maine as Harper recovers from an illness and brief hospitalization.

The Ogunquit Playhouse said in a release Saturday night that Vaccaro will step into the role of Millicent Winter in the production of "Nice Work If You Can Get It," which is playing through Aug. 15.

Harper, 75, who has battled cancer, was hospitalized Wednesday before an evening performance. York General Hospital in Maine said she was released Thursday.

Playhouse officials said Harper is "feeling great right now" and they want her to continue resting and spending time with her family.

Vaccaro has received an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the People's Choice Award and the Theater World Award. She's also received Academy Award and Tony Award nominations.

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