Before Jolie: Other celebrities to speak out on health issues
KATHY BATES: In 2012, actress Kathy Bates, then 64, revealed that she had a double masectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer that year. Bates also had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003. She has appeared as a spokeswoman for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in a series of public service announcements.
Valerie Harper says of her cancer: "I don't think of dying. I think of being here now."