Valerie Harper - Famous Actor

Valerie Harper Net Worth


The Famous actress Valerie Harper had a total net worth of $1 million at the time of her death in 2019. She gained fame through her star role as Rhoda Morgenstern on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s’ spin-off, ‘Rhoda’ which earned her four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.

Key facts:

The achievements of Valerie Harper, the American actress, are mentioned in the text. Here are some key facts about her:
  • Valerie Harper began her career in dance after training in ballet in New York.
  • She performed as a chorus member in several Broadway shows, including 'Li'l Abner', 'Wildcat', and 'Take Me Along'.
  • She became famous for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and its spin-off 'Rhoda'.
  • Valerie Harper won four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for her performances on those shows.
  • She continued to work as an actress, appearing in TV series like 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Drop Dead Diva' later on.
Unfortunately, Valerie Harper passed away on August 30, 2019, after battling terminal brain cancer for several years. Despite the diagnosis, Valerie Harper managed to survive much longer than doctors had predicted, and continued to work and inspire others throughout her life.

Basic Information About Valerie Harper

Full NameValerie Harper
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$1,000,000
Date of birth1939-08-22
Place of birthSuffern
Date of death2019-08-30 (aged 80)
NationalityUnited States of America
SiblingsTwo (Leah Harper and Merrill Harper)
SpouseTony Cacciotti - (8 AprilΒ 1987 - 30 AugustΒ 2019)Β (her death)Β (1 child)
Richard Schaal - (13 DecemberΒ 1964 - 29 JanuaryΒ 1978)Β (divorced)
KidsOne (Cristina)
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Instagram β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ Facebook β†—οΈŽ Imdb

What Movie Awards did Valerie Harper win?


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Valerie Harper awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Groundbreaking Show - WinnerMary Tyler Moore2004
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesNomineeRhoda1976
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesWinnerRhoda1975
TV Land Award - Hippest Fashion Plate - FemaleNomineeRhoda2003

Valerie Harper roles

Movie / Series Role
Blame It on RioKaren Hollis
Melissa & JoeyAunt Bunny 1 episode, 2015
Mary Tyler MooreRhoda Morgenstern / ... 92 episodes, 1970-1977
The SimpsonsBackstage Mom / ... 7 episodes, 2013-2018
Desperate HousewivesClaire Bremmer 1 episode, 2011
Sex and the CityWallis Wysel 1 episode, 1999
ColumboEve Babcock 1 episode, 1972
'Til DeathBarbara Stark 1 episode, 2009
Melrose PlaceMia Mancini 2 episodes, 1998
Promised LandMolly Arnold 1 episode, 1996
Love, American StyleWriter
Love, American StyleBarbara Watkins (segment "Love and the Housekeeper") 1 episode, 1971
That '70s ShowPaula 1 episode, 2001
The DoctorsMrs. Steiner 1 episode, 1963
RhodaRhoda Gerard / ... 109 episodes, 1974-1978
The Love BoatLaurel Peters 2 episodes, 1986
The TalkSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2011-2013
Signed, Sealed, DeliveredTheresa Capodiamonte 2 episodes, 2014
The Carol Burnett ShowSelf - Guest / ... 1 episode, 1973
The Muppet ShowSelf - Special Guest Star 1 episode, 1976
Hot in ClevelandAngie 1 episode, 2013
Drop Dead DivaJudge Leslie Singer 2 episodes, 2011-2012
2 Broke GirlsNola Anderz 1 episode, 2015
Childrens HospitalMamma Fiorucci 1 episode, 2016
The Dick Cavett ShowSelf 1 episode, 1972
ValerieValerie Hogan 32 episodes, 1986-1987
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2008
FridaysSelf 1 episode, 1982
The Maury Povich ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1994
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1995
Family LawJulia 1 episode, 2001

Valerie Harper's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Mary Tyler MooreΒ (1970)$700 per episode (season 1)

Valerie Harper's Quotes

  • I used to get some ego thing out of saying I wasn't a star, just an actress. Forget it. I'm a star. I wanted it. I worked for it. I got it.
  • [January, 2013, on being told she has months to live] I don't think of dying. I think of being here now.
  • Life is a miracle.
  • [in 2015, on her cancer,] I talk to the cells all the time. I say, "What the hell are you doing? Not only are you destructive, coming in and ruining all my plans, but you are dumb! You are killing the host. If you take a low profile I can live with you, here on the edge of the sword. You can fall one way or the other". Right now, things are working fantastically. Tomorrow, I don't know.
  • We're all terminal; none of us are getting out of this alive.

Valerie Harper's photos

Interesting Facts about Valerie Harper

  1. Graduate of the Erhard Seminars Training (better known as EST).
  2. Daughter, Cristina Cacciotti, born 1983.
  3. Born at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY.
  4. She and her then-husband Richard Schaal were also a writing team and wrote a script for the series Love, American Style (1969) called "Love and the Visitor", Love, American Style: Love and the Elopement/Love and the Visitor (1970), back in the early 1970s.
  5. In the fall of 1987 she was abruptly fired by Lorimar from her NBC TV series Valerie (1986). She didn't show for filming one day. The series decided to continue on without her as "Valerie's Family" with Sandy Duncan playing Sandy Hogan, replacing Harper's "Valerie Hogan" character. Harper sued Lorimar for breach of contract and in the fall of 1988 was awarded $1.4 million plus 12.5% of the profits of the show, which continued on without her until 1991.
  6. Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 206-207. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  7. Ex-roommate of Arlene Golonka.
  8. First met Mary Tyler Moore on set of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), where her then-husband, Richard Schaal, was guest-starring.
  9. Ex-stepmother of Wendy Schaal.
  10. On 3/6/2013 she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and was given only months to live. With treatments, she was able to beat the odds and live for over six more years.
  11. Before hitting it big as "Rhoda Morgenstern", she maintained a steady stream of supporting player appearances in Broadway musicals throughout the 1960s, appearing with such legends as Jackie Gleason, Robert Morse, Walter Pidgeon, Phyllis Newman, Sydney Chaplin, Orson Bean and Lucille Ball.
  12. She has twice been cast as the replacement for Linda Lavin in a New York theater production, once Off-Broadway ("Death-Defying Acts") and once on Broadway ("The Tale of the Allergist's Wife").
  13. Daughter of Iva Mildred (McConnell) and Howard Donald Harper. She was of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and French ancestry.
  14. Thanked Werner Erhard, the creator of the est training, in her acceptance speech for her first Emmy.
  15. Her paternal grandparents were from Arkansas and Tennessee, respectively. Her maternal grandparents were Ontarians.
  16. Was buried on 9/7/2019 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles near graves of Mickey Rooney and Chris Cornell.
  17. Dated Peter Horton in the late 1970s.
  18. Valerie is the only woman in TV history to win the comedy Emmy award for a supporting role in the original show in which her character appeared (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and the lead role in which her character spun-off (Rhoda). Robert Guillaume is the only man.

Additional information of Valerie Harper

Lucky Number7
Lucky StoneRuby
Lucky ColorGold
Best Match for MarriageSagittarius, Gemini, Aries
Break UpPeter Horton
DivorceRichard Schaal
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Body Size33-25-34

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