Star of the small screen, cinema but also boards, Valerie Harper died at the age of 80, report the American media this Saturday. The actress, who met the glory in the 70s, died Friday morning of cancer, announced his family.
Born in 1939 in Suffern, New York, Valerie Harper took her first steps as an actress in the theater at the age of 15, in Broadway musicals. She is best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern in the television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and the spin-off Rhoda (disseminated between 1970 and 1978). A true star of the small screen across the Atlantic, she has been nominated no less than eight times at the Emmy Awards, with four statuettes won, and won a Golden Globe.
Named in 2010 for the Best Actress Award at the Tony Awards in the play loopedshe has also been seen in small roles in several soap operas, among which Melrose Place, Sex and the City, 2 Broke Girls or Desperate Housewives.
In March 2013, Valerie Harper announced that she had been diagnosed with end-stage brain cancer, having already struggled in 2009 against lung cancer.