October 20th, 2010
10:40 AM ET
“Vertigo” star Kim Novak, 77, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the actress’s manager confirmed to CNN.
“It was caught early by a routine yearly mammogram and [she] is undergoing treatment," her manager said in a statement, adding that as of Tuesday evening, Novak had "just got out of surgery...and doctors are very pleased. She should be totally fine."
The actress is known for her work in movies like "Vertigo," "Picnic," Pal Joey" and "Bell, Book and Candle," but has since taken a step back from the Hollywood spotlight.
Novak currently resides in Oregon with her husband, Dr. Robert Malloy, and stays fit by working out with a trainer three times a week and riding horses daily, her manager said.
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