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Valerie Harper biography Valerie Harper was an American actress best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on the popular television sitcoms “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spin-off, “Rhoda.” Here’s a brief overview of her biography: Early Life: Valerie Kathryn Harper was born on August 22, 1939, in Suffern, New York, USA. Theater Beginnings: Harper started her career in show business as a dancer on Broadway in the early 1960s. Breakthrough Role – “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1970-1974): Harper gained widespread recognition and acclaim for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern, the best friend of Mary Richards (played by Mary Tyler Moore), in the television series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Spin-off – “Rhoda” (1974-1978): The success of the character Rhoda led to a spin-off series titled “Rhoda,” in which Valerie Harper starred from 1974 to 1978. Harper won several Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Rhoda. Awards…