Valerie Harper is best known for her portrayal of the wise-cracking yet vulnerable Rhoda Morgenstern on two CBS television sitcoms of the 1970s: The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off Rhoda, in which she played the title role.
Harper won four Emmy awards and a Golden Globe for her work as Rhoda Morgenstern on both series. She also picked up a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year for her role in 1974's Freebie and The Bean.
She also played family matriarch Valerie Hogan on the 1980s sitcom Valerie. (It was renamed Valerie's Family in 1987 and later The Hogan Family after Harper left the series and was replaced by Sandy Duncan).
Harper has worked almost exclusively in television, and has also had roles in made-for-TV-movies and guest spots on a number of series, including Sex and the City.
Harperand her husband, Tony, have an adopted daughter, Cristina.This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Valerie Harper".