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Valerie Harper is best known to audiences for her role as the beloved Rhoda Morgenstern on the classic TV sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its subsequent spin-off Rhoda. The popularity of the show was enormous and the episode of Rhoda’s wedding set ratings records (52 million viewers). For playing the character of Rhoda, Harper won a total of four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.
Harper’s extensive television career includes the self titled sitcom, Valerie and more recently guest roles on hit shows such as Desperate Housewives, Sex and The City, That 70’s Show, Touched by an Angel and Hot in Cleveland. Notable film credits include Blame It On Rio, Freebie and The Bean, Chapter Two and The Last Married Couple In America. In 2010, Harper was seen on Broadway in Looped and received a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead. In January 2013, Harper published her memoir I Rhoda.
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