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Valerie Harper, American Actress. Recipient Emmy awards, National Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1971, 72, 73, 75, Golden Globe award for best actress, 1975, Photoplay Gold Medal award, Presidential End Hunger award, 1987; named Hasty Pudding Woman of Year Harvard Hasty Pudding Society, 1975 F C. Co-founder LIFE (Love Is Feeding Everyone) project.


Harper, Valerie was born on August 22, 1940 in Suffern, New York, United States. Daughter of Howard and Iva (McConnell) Harper.


Student, Hunter College. Student, New School Social Research.


  • Other Work

    • Dancer corps de ballet, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1956-1957, actress Second City, Chicago, 1964-1969. Appeared in Broadway productions Lil Abner, 1958, Take Me Along, 1959, Wildcat, 1960, Subways Are For Sleeping, 1961, Something Different, 1968, Story Theatre, 1970-1971, Metamorphoses, 1971, also regional theatre Seattle Repertory Company. Member touring company Agnes of God.

      Appeared on Mary Tyler Moore Show, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1970-1974, Rhoda, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1974-1978, Valerie, NBC, 1986-1987, City, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1990, The Office, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1994. Film appearances in Freebie and the Bean, 1974, Chapter Two, 1979, Last Married Couple in America, 1979, Blame it on Rio, 1984. Television films include Thursdays Game, 1974, Night Terror, 1977, Fun and Games, 1980, The Shadow Box, 1980, The Day the Loving Stopped, 1981, Farrell for The People, 1982, Don't Go to Sleep, 1982, An Invasion of Privacy, 1983, The Execution, 1985, Drop Out Mother, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1987, Strange Voices, NBC, 1987, The People Across the Lake, NBC, 1988, Stolen: One Husband, 1989, A Friend to Die For, 1994, The Great Mom Swap, 1995, (television series) The Office, 1995.


Co-founder LIFE (Love Is Feeding Everyone) project.


Married Richard Schaal, 1964 (divorced 1978). Married Tony Cacciotti, 1987. 1 child, Cristina.

Howard Harper

Iva (McConnell) Harper

Richard Schaal

Tony Cacciotti

Cristina Harper