Happy birthday, Valerie Harper! The beloved television star is turning 76 today, August 22, and we couldn’t be happier to help her celebrate. Have a very special day, Rhoda Gerard!
Valerie Harper is 76 today, August 22! After a rough year, Valerie hasn’t let anything get in the way of her thriving and staying positive. We know that the next year is going to bring so much more love and happiness to this television legend. She definitely deserves it! Let’s all wish Valerie a very happy 76th!
Look at her — Valerie is so stunning; she could still be playing Rhoda to this day! An accomplished actress on the stage and screen, she’s truly one of the greats. Watching episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, and Valerie still make us laugh until we cry. This past year, we had the treat of seeing her in various guest roles on some of our favorite shows: 2 Broke Girls, Melissa & Joey, and even American Dad!
Sadly, Valerie, as many of you know, is suffering from a form of terminal brain cancer that has, understandably, taken a lot out of her. At the end of July 2015, Valerie was airlifted and rushed to the hospital before a performance of her latest play, Nice Work If You Can Get It, leaving everyone fearing for the worst. A statement from the playhouse read that Valerie wasn’t “feeling well,” and that she was staying in the hospital for observation. So scary.
Valerie was still her hilarious self during the whole ordeal, posting days later that she was okay — and that being surrounded by hot firemen was definitely a plus! We love this brave woman and everything she’s doing for both herself and the cancer community. Her positive outlook and her platform as a celebrity have allowed her to speak about her illness publicly, and spread awareness. Such a great woman.
HollywoodLifers, please help us wish Valerie a very happy birthday in the comments!
— Samantha Wilson