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Valerie Kathryn Harper

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Birthplace: Suffern, Rockland County, New York, United States
Death: August 30, 2019 (80)
Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon, United States
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Daughter of Howard Donald Harper and Iva Mildred Harper
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About Valerie Harper

Valerie Kathryn Harper was an American actress known for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern in the 1970s television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, and later as Valerie Hogan in Valerie.

Harper was born in Suffern, New York, the middle child of three siblings. She claims her parents were expecting a boy and after her arrival her first and middle names derived from that year's women's doubles tennis champions, Valerie Scott and Kay Stammers. Her Canadian-born mother, Iva Mildred (née McConnell), was a nurse, and her father, Howard Donald Harper, was a lighting salesman. She is of French, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and African American ancestry. She has an older sister, Leah; a younger brother, Merrill (who later took the name "Don") and a half-sister, Virginia, from her father's second marriage.

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Valerie Harper's Timeline

1939
August 22, 1939
Suffern, Rockland County, New York, United States
2019
August 30, 2019
Age 80
Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon, United States