Valerie Harper (TV Actress) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Valerie Harper

Valerie Kathryn Harper was an American actress. She began her career as a dancer on Broadway, making her debut in the musical Take Me Along in 1959. Harper is best remembered for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off Rhoda. For her work on Mary Tyler Moore, she thrice received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and later received the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Rhoda. From 1986 to 1987, Harper appeared as Valerie Hogan on the sitcom Valerie. Her film appearances include roles in Freebie and the Bean and Chapter Two, both of which garnered her Golden Globe Award nominations. Harper returned to stage work in her later career, appearing in several Broadway productions. In 2010, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Tallulah Bankhead in the play Looped.

Born: Valerie Kathryn Harper, August 22, 1939, Suffern, New York, U.S.
Died: August 30, 2019, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, comedian, dancer, writer
Years active: 1956–2019
Children: 1
Website: Valerie Harper’s Official site
IMDb: Valerie Harper’s IMDb

About Valerie Harper

Actress who played the independent Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the spin-off series Rhoda. She earned four Emmy Awards for her role as Rhoda across the two series. In 2013, she competed on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars.

Before Fame

She began her career in roles as a dancer and chorus girl in various Broadway productions. She made her big screen debut in the 1956 feature Rock Rock Rock!


She earned a Tony Award nomination for her leading role as Talullah Bankhead in the play Looped in 2010.

Family Life

She was married to Richard Schaal from 1964 to 1978. She later married Tony Cacciotti in 1987.


She co-starred with Jason Bateman on The Hogan Family from 1986 to 1991.

Information related to Valerie Harper

  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Best Musical or Comedy Actress Golden Globe (television) winners
  • Actresses from Oregon
  • Writers from Oregon
  • Actresses from New Jersey
  • Burials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Writers from New Jersey
  • Former Roman Catholics
  • American women comedians

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