Valerie Harper

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Valerie Harper

Harper at a 2007 SAG Foundation brunch
Born August 22, 1939 (1939-08-22) (age 76)
Suffern, New York
Occupation Actress
Years active 1956–present
Spouse Richard Schaal (1964-1978)
Tony Cacciotti (1987-present)
Website
www.valerieharper.com

Valerie Harper (b. August 22, 1939)[1] 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.

Personal life[change | change source]

She was born in Suffern, New York. Harper is Wendy Schaal's former step-mother. She was married to Richard Schaal from 1964 until they divorced in 1978. She has been married to Tony Cacciotti since 1987.

Illness[change | change source]

On March 11, 2013, Harper announced that she has an incurable brain tumor. Doctors say that she has less than three months to live. [2] Although the disease is incurable, her doctors said they were treating her with chemotherapy in an effort to slow its progress.[2] On July 30, 2015, Harper was hospitalized in Maine after falling unconscious. Later on the 30th she was taken via medevac to a larger hospital for further treatment.[3][4][5] She was later released.[6]

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