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Actress Kim Novak undergoing breast cancer treatment

Kim-novak-vertigo Actress Kim Novak has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing treatment, her manager told the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday.

The 77-year-old's condition was detected during a regular mammogram, manager Sue Cameron said. "All her doctors say she is in fantastic physical shape and should recover very well."

Novak's name is synonymous with "Vertigo," the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock classic costarring Jimmy Stewart, and her vibe is echoed currently in characters like Cara Buono's Dr. Faye Miller on "Mad Men." She appeared most recently in "The Children" in 1990 with Ben Kingsley and had a recurring role on the nighttime soap "Falcon Crest" in 1986-87.

The "Picnic" star, who now raises llamas with her husband in Oregon, made a rare Hollywood appearance in July to launch a DVD collection of her work.

Coincidentally, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

— Christie D'Zurilla

[For the record, 6:51 p.m.: An earlier version of this article referred to Sue Cameron as Kim Novak's agent. She is Novak's manager.]

Photo: Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in the 1958 film "Vertigo." Credit: Associated Press.

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Comments () | Archives (4)

I wish her the best for a full recovery.
She was truly an underrated actor when she was working as an actor.
Cara Buono? Nothing like Kim Novak or the characters she portrayed.
Kim Novak is an original never to be duplicated or copied!

prayers for you, sweetheart.

I have been a fan of Novak's for years. I wish her the best.

Kim Novak is the very brave woman for the speedy recovery as well also I have been a great fan of Kim Novak's films since 1985 with her screen debut in the 1954 movie Pushover and the The Globe award winner for the best female newcomer in Joshua Logan's Picnic,The Agatha Christie's The Mirror Crack'd as Lola Brewster is having the infamous catfight with Marie Rudd played by Elizabeth Taylor,Malibu,Pepe,
Tales That Witness Madness with Joan Collins & Michael Jayston and Kim's wonderful performance in the Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Vertigo with the late James Stewart in 1958,The Notorious Landlady,Kim's the great singer in her own right with My Funny Valentine alongside Rita Hayworth & Frank Sinatra and for the closing tearful finale with I'll Take Romance in Jeanne Eagels with her co-star Jeff Chandler as Sal Satori,Strangers When We Meet,
The Man With The Golden Arm and one of the great classics in the 1964 remake Of Human Bondage by the novelist W.Somerset Maugham.

Kim Novak is making good recovery and one of the original American Actress & The Oil Painting Artist icon for a very long time.

Terry Christie
from Sunderland
Tyne & Wear


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