Harper at a 2007 SAG Foundation brunch
|Born||August 22, 1939
Suffern, New York
|Spouse||Richard Schaal (1964-1978)
Tony Cacciotti (1987-present)
Valerie Harper (b. August 22, 1939) is an American movie and television actress. She is best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and starring in the sitcom Valerie. She also does stage acting. She began her career as a dancer and chorus girl on Broadway in the late 1950s and early 1960s. She was born in Suffern, New York.
On March 11, 2013, Harper announced that she has an incurable brain tumor. Doctors say that she has less than three months to live. 
- Archive of American Television oral history, February 26, 2009
- Dodd, Johnny; Tauber, Michelle (March 6, 2013). "Valerie Harper's Rare Cancer Explained". People. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20679526,00.html. Retrieved March 7, 2013.