"Pretty close to a remission," Harper's doctor says.
Elisabeth DelPadre Filarski
May 28, 1977 in Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
Though few reality television series stars actually parlayed their 15 minutes of fame into a lasting career, Elisabeth Hasselbeck was the exception that proved the rule when she maintained her stardom as one of four hosts on the popular morning talk show "The View" (ABC, 1997- ). Prior to her extended stint on the female-centric gabber, Hasselbeck had initially gained national attention as a contestant on the 2001 "Australian Outback" edition of "Survivor" (CBS, 2000- ), where she managed to survive to a fourth place finish on the show. Thanks to the notoriety received from the popular reality program, as well as her marriage to backup quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, she turned her brush with celebrity into something more lasting. But during her time on "The View," Hasselbeck's stridently conservative views bristled audiences, guests and even fellow co-hosts alike, often resulting in on-air sparring matches where she was often the lone voice for her opinions. Regardless of the unpopularity of most of her views, Hasselbeck managed to make a strong impression while also being a notable proponent for breast cancer awareness, making her a bit more complex than met the eye. LessThough few reality television series stars actually parlayed their 15 minutes of fame into a lasting career, Elisabeth Hasselbeck … More