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She Smiles Through Cancer Diagnosis In Charming Instagram Posts

RIO RANCHO, NM — What would Marge Simpson, G.I. Jane and Fräulein Maria from "The Sound of Music" do if they received a breast cancer diagnosis? Beth Pendergrass, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, is portraying those characters and others in Instagram posts to help lift her spirits as she fights the disease.

Pendergrass has channeled Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire, Marilyn Monroe and Sleeping Beauty. Her favorite impersonation is the silent film icon Charlie Chaplin, who wrote one of her favorite songs, "Smile," which is particularly apropos given her goal with the Instagram posts.

Her parade of stars on Instagram started as a joke last year after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She began losing her hair, so she cut it short...

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