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Valerie Harper is a Actor American born on 22 august 1939 at Suffern (USA)

Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper
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Birth name Valerie Kathryn Harper
Nationality USA
Birth 22 august 1939 at Suffern (USA)
Death 30 august 2019 (at 80 years)

Valerie Kathryn Harper (born August 22, 1939) is an American actress.

She is best known for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern in the 1970s television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, and later as Valerie Hogan in Valerie.
She is a four-time Primetime Emmy Award winner. Her notable film roles include Freebie and the Bean (1974), and Chapter Two (1979), both of which garnered her Golden Globe Award nominations.

Harper is also known for her stage work, having appeared in several Broadway productions. She started her career as a dancer on Broadway, making her debut in the musical Take Me Along in 1959. In 2010, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Talullah Bankhead in the play Looped.


Harper married actor Richard Schaal in 1964. They divorced in 1978. Harper later married Tony Cacciotti in 1987; the couple has a daughter by adoption.

In 2009, Harper was diagnosed with lung cancer. She announced on March 6, 2013, that tests from a January hospital stay revealed she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition in which cancer cells spread into the meninges, the membranes surrounding the brain. She said her doctors had given her as little as three months' life expectancy. Although the disease was reported to be incurable, her doctors said they were treating her with chemotherapy in an effort to slow its progress. In April 2014, Harper said she was responding well to the treatment. 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. She was later released.

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Filmography of Valerie Harper (16 films)

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Certainty (2011)

Directed by Peter Askin
Origin USA
Actors Adelaide Clemens, Kristen Connolly, Valerie Harper, Bobby Moynihan, Tammy Blanchard, Giancarlo Esposito
Roles Kathryn
Rating48% 2.416452.416452.416452.416452.41645
Certainty tells the story of Dom and Deb who are attending their Pre-Cana engagement encounter weekend, the process a couple must go through in order to get married in the Catholic church.
Fixing Pete, 1h30
Directed by Michael Grossman
Origin USA
Genres Romance
Actors Brooke Burns, Dylan Bruno, Valerie Harper, John Ratzenberger, Charlie Schlatter, Stacy Keibler
Roles Mrs. Friedlander
Rating59% 2.950232.950232.950232.950232.95023
Ashley est une journaliste qui relooke des personnes pour une émission de télévision. Sa patronne lui propose un nouveau poste dans l'entreprise à condition qu'elle relooke Pete, un journaliste sportif qui est grossier, gueulard et sexiste.
Dancing at the Harvest Moon, 1h24
Directed by Bobby Roth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jacqueline Bisset, Eric Mabius, Eugene Roche, Valerie Harper, Susan Anspach, Navi Rawat
Roles Claire
Rating57% 2.859412.859412.859412.859412.85941
Maggie (Bisset), a professor of English literature, is fast approaching her silver wedding anniversary. But her world is shattered upon discovering that her husband, Tom, has been repeatedly adulterous during their marriage and now intends to marry his younger mistress. Facing divorce, she retreats to the tranquility of her hometown, where she met her first love, Patrick, decades earlier. Patrick has long since died, and the club where they danced together—the Harvest Moon—is closed and in disrepair. She seizes upon the idea of buying and restoring the club again—with the help of a young carpenter/woodworker, John (Mabius), who turns out to be Patrick's son. Soon the attraction between John and Maggie is hard to deny. However, Maggie can't stop thinking of the obstacles between them, including his young age, his current girlfriend and, most critically, whether her feelings for John are sincere or only a projection of her long-ago love for his father. All is finally revealed once the Harvest Moon is open again.
Mary and Rhoda
Directed by Barnet Kellman
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Elon Gold, Christine Ebersole, Marisa Ryan, Charlie Day
Roles Rhoda Morgenstern Gerard Rousseau
Rating53% 2.662852.662852.662852.662852.66285
Mary Richards-Cronin returns to New York City after spending four months in Europe following the death of her Congressman husband Steven Cronin in a rock climbing accident. Rhoda Morgenstern-Rousseau also returns to her native New York to make a fresh start as a photographer after living in Paris where she has just recently left and divorced her second husband, Jean-Pierre Rousseau.
The Great Mom Swap, 2h
Directed by Jonathan Prince
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mary Kate Schellhardt, Hillary Tuck, Shelley Fabares, Valerie Harper, Sid Caesar, Robert Clohessy
Roles Grace
Rating69% 3.485943.485943.485943.485943.48594
Terri Venessi (Mary Kate Schellhardt), a local deli girl, always seems to be at odds with the cheerleading captain, Karen Ridgeway (Hillary Tuck). One day their pranks on each other go too far and the school has to close as a result. The girls have to perform community service. A juvenile counselor tells them that the girls should switch lives for a while to experience the other girl's life. The counselor also notices that both mothers act the same way toward each other.
Death of a Cheerleader, 1h27
Directed by William A. Graham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Politic
Themes L'adolescence, Dance films, Films about education, Films about children, Films about religion, Sports films, Films about school violence
Actors Kellie Martin, Tori Spelling, Valerie Harper, Marley Shelton, Christa Miller Lawrence, Terry O'Quinn
Roles Mrs. Delvecchio
Rating62% 3.100863.100863.100863.100863.10086
Angela Delvecchio (Kellie Martin) is a shy high school sophomore who aspires to be popular, beautiful and perfect in everything. She performs well academically in school, attends Mass regularly, and sets high goals for herself. She idolizes Stacy Lockwood (Tori Spelling), who is the most popular girl at school, as well as a cheerleader. One of the reasons why Angela admires Stacey is because one of Angela's goals is to become a cheerleader. When Angela is accepted into the "Larks," the school's popular clique, she tries to forge a friendship with the rich, snobbish and self-centered Stacy, who rejects her.
Strange Voices, 1h40
Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Nancy McKeon, Valerie Harper, Dr. Stephen Macht, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Millie Perkins, Marta Kristen
Roles Lynn Glover
Rating64% 3.2449553.2449553.2449553.2449553.244955
Nicole is a bright, gifted and attractive college student, with a normal home life and a boyfriend. Trouble starts when she gets paranoid that her boyfriend is cheating on her and comments that "they" told her everything. She returns home and starts to hear voices. Confused, she begins acting violently, destroying her father's computer and offending his guests during a party. Her parents Dave and Lynn take her to the hospital, where she is diagnosed with schizophrenia. They refuse to believe that she has the disorder, however, blaming Nicole's behavior on her split with Jeff. They ignore the doctor's advice and take her back home, where she admits to her younger sister Lisa that she reacted that way because she heard voices and couldn't control herself. Nicole soon returns to college, takes back Jeff and stops taking the medication she was prescribed.
Blame It on Rio, 1h40
Directed by Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, Valerie Harper, José Lewgoy
Roles Karen Hollis
Rating58% 2.9004052.9004052.9004052.9004052.900405
Michael Caine is Matthew, who is married to Valerie Harper as Karen, and has a daughter, Nikki, played by Demi Moore. His marriage is not going well for reasons not explained, certainly not by Karen, who lies in bed sighing in discontent, but passive-aggressively refuses to express what's wrong, except to issue snide answers like "Nothing. That's what's always been going on in our marriage... nothing." She announces, on the moment they are to leave for a trip to Rio, that she is not going to Rio, but going on vacation by herself, to think. Victor (Joseph Bologna), Matthew's boss, is going through a nasty divorce and constantly complaining about how his wife has consigned him to hours of paperwork and is taking half of what he has worked for.
Don't Go to Sleep, 1h33
Directed by Richard Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Valerie Harper, Dennis Weaver, Ruth Gordon, Oliver Robins, Claudette Nevins, Robert Webber
Roles Laura
Rating66% 3.343323.343323.343323.343323.34332
The premise of the story is that a father, Phillip (played by Weaver) and mother, Laura (played by Harper) and their two children Kevin and Mary (played by Robins and Ignico, respectively) move out of Los Angeles (as seen in the opening credits) to a house up north in the countryside. Moving in with the family would be their grandmother (played by Gordon), whom nobody in the family other than Laura cared for very much. The family had just suffered the tragedy of losing their oldest daughter Jennifer (played by Cumming) and hope to regroup and start a new life without her.
The Day the Loving Stopped, 1h40
Directed by Daniel Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Dennis Weaver, Valerie Harper, Dominique Dunne, Ally Sheedy, Arlene Martel
Roles Norma Danner
Rating69% 3.4677653.4677653.4677653.4677653.467765
As Judy Danner (Dunne) is about to marry her college sweetheart Danny Reanolds (Canning), she starts to question if marrying the man she loves is the right decision, considering how her parents, psychologist Aaron (Weaver) and Norma (Harper), have divorced bitterly. The film is told mostly in flashbacks, as Judy and her younger sister Debbie (Sheedy) reflect their parents' marriage. As children, Judy (Noel) and Debbie (Glick) are very happy, living with their parents under the same roof. Norma, however, is unhappy with her marriage. She constantly gets upset with Aaron and suspects that he might have an affair with one of his patients due to his recurring late night visits to them. Despite the children's protests, they decide to divorce each other.
The Shadow Box, 1h36
Directed by Paul Newman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Joanne Woodward, Christopher Plummer, Valerie Harper, James Broderick, Sylvia Sidney, Melinda Dillon
Roles Maggie
Rating62% 3.1471153.1471153.1471153.1471153.147115
Trois patients atteints d'un cancer en phase terminale vivent dans des chalets séparés sur le terrain de l'hôpital, où ils sont soignés et reçoivent la visite de leur famille et de leurs amis proches.
Chapter Two, 2h4
Directed by Robert Moore
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors James Caan, Marsha Mason, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Alan Fudge, Debra Mooney
Roles Faye Medwick
Rating60% 3.003133.003133.003133.003133.00313
George Schneider is an author living in New York City whose hours are occupied by his work, by softball games in the park and visits from his married brother Leo, a press agent who has been trying to introduce widower George to eligible women. George's emotions are still raw from the death of his wife, and he continues to be reminded of her.
Freebie and the Bean, 1h53
Directed by Richard Rush
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Caan, Alan Arkin, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen, Mike Kellin, Alex Rocco
Roles Consuelo
Rating65% 3.2987153.2987153.2987153.2987153.298715
Freebie and Bean are a pair of maverick detectives with the SFPD Intelligence Squad. The volatile gratuity-seeking Freebie is trying to get promoted to the vice squad to garner perks for his retirement while the neurotic and fastidious Bean has ambitions to make lieutenant. Against a backdrop of Super Bowl weekend in San Francisco, the partners are trying to conclude a 14-month investigation, digging through garbage to gather evidence against well-connected racketeer Red Meyers, when they discover that a hit man from Detroit is after Meyers as well. After rejecting their pretext arrest of Meyers to protect him, the district attorney orders them to keep him alive until Monday.
Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner (1959)
, 1h54
Directed by Melvin Frank
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Peter Palmer, Leslie Parrish, Julie Newmar, Stubby Kaye, Stella Stevens, Billie Hayes
Roles Dogpatch girl
Rating66% 3.347383.347383.347383.347383.34738
It's a "typical day" in Dogpatch, U. S. A., a hillbilly town where Abner Yokum lives with his parents. Mammy Yokum insists on giving Abner his daily dose of "Yokumberry tonic," although he is grown. He has a crush on Daisy Mae Scragg (although he resists marrying her) and she on him; Abner's rival for her affections is the World's Dirtiest Rassler, Earthquake McGoon.