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Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper

Date of Birth: August 21, 1939
Height: 5'6"
Hometown: Suffern, New York, United States
In a Relationship With:
Tony Cacciotti
Best Quotes:

I used to get some ego thing out of saying I wasn’t a star, just an actress. Forget it. I’m a star. I wanted it. I worked for it. I got it.

I don’t think of dying, I think of being here now.

I’m painfully middle class.

Valerie Harper (born in Suffern, NY on August 22, 1939) is a popular American actress, who began on Broadway starring in L’il Abner. She rose to fame on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later starred in the hit show, Valerie. She has won four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

Best Known For:
In 1970, Valerie was cast as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which ran through 1974. She then landed her own spinoff, called Rhoda, which ran for an additional four years.

Personal Life:
Valerie married improv performer. Dick Schaal. in 1965, but they divorced in 1978. Nine years later, she married Tony Cacciotti, and the two of them adopted a daughter together. Valerie has had some health issues in her life: she battled lung cancer in 2009, and in March 2013, she announced she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given three months to live.