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Valerie Harper

  • Birthplace: Suffern, New York
  • Birthday: August 22
Date of passing: 
August 30, 2019

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Valerie Harper was an American actress.

Harper is best remembered for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977) and its spin-off, Rhoda (1974–1978). For her work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, she received three Primetime Emmy Awards 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.

Valerie Harper was an American actress.

Harper is best remembered for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977) and its spin-off, Rhoda (1974–1978). For her work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, she received three Primetime Emmy Awards 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.

Her other television credits include episodes of The Doctors, Love, American Style, Columbo, The Love Boat, Melrose Place, Touched by an Angel, Sex and the City, That '70s Show, Desperate Housewives, Hot in Cleveland, and 2 Broke Girls. Harper also provided voice work for several episodes of The Simpsons and American Dad!

Harper was reunited with Mary Tyler Moore in the 2000 made-for-TV film, Mary and Rhoda.

Harper died August 30, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. She was 80.

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