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Creator / Valerie Harper

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"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."

Valerie Kathryn Harper (August 22, 1939 – August 30, 2019) was an American actor best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977) and its Spin-Off Rhoda (1974–1978). For her work on Mary Tyler Moore, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series three times, and later received the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Rhoda.

She was married to actor Richard Schaal and Tony Cacciotti and she had one child with Cacciotti.

She died in 2019 at the age of 80 after battling cancer.

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