Come join Valerie Harper at Chiller Theatre Oct 25th-28, 2012
FIRST EVER APPEARANCE AT CHILLER!!!!
- Golden Globe Awards
- 1974 – Winner — Actress In A Leading Role — Musical Or Comedy Series – Rhoda
- 1979 Actress In A Supporting Role – Chapter Two
- 1975 Actress In A Leading Role — Musical Or Comedy Series – Rhoda
- 1974 New Star Of The Year — Female – Freebie and the Bean
- 1973 Actress In A Supporting Role — Series, Mini-Series Or Television Movie – The Mary Tyler Moore Show
- 1972 Actress In A Supporting Role — Series, Mini-Series Or Television Movie – The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Valerie Harper was doing theater in a small theater on Vermont Street in Los Angeles, where casting agent Ethel Winant spotted her and in 1970 called her in to audition for the role of the wise-cracking Jewish New Yorker Rhoda Morgenstern on the landmark CBS TV sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She co-starred from 1970–1974 and then starred in the spin-off series, Rhoda (CBS 1974-1978) in which her character returned to New York. She won four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for her work as Rhoda Morgenstern throughout this period. In 2000, Harper reunited with Mary Tyler Moore in Mary and Rhoda, a TV movie that brought their iconic characters back together again in later life. The first season of Rhoda was released on DVD on April 21, 2009 by Shout! Factory.
Harper has worked almost exclusively in theater and television, but did have key supporting roles in Neil Simon’s Chapter Two in 1979 and Stanley Donen’s Blame It on Rio (1984) opposite Michael Caine. She has had roles in TV movies and guest spots on a number of series, including Melrose Place in 1998 and Sex and the City in 1999. Also in the 1990s, she advocated hormone replacement therapy for Eli Lilly and Company.
She played Tallulah Bankhead in the world-premiere production of Matthew Lombardo’s Looped at the Pasadena Playhouse in California in a June 27 to August 3, 2008 run, and at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, in 2009. The play had a brief run on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, from February 2010 (previews) through April 2010.