So sad to hear about Valerie Harper’s brain cancer. Back in the 1970’s she and Mary Tyler More were the independent young career women on TV that single girls looked up to. Valerie was such a hit on the Mary Tyler Moore show playing her outspoken best friend Rhoda, that she got a spin-off show of her own. Valerie’s Rhoda lived in New York where her sister played by Julie Kavner lived, and her parents also. Rhoda was a window decorator looking for love and many young women identified with her. Eventually she met the right guy and married him and the TV wedding was a huge deal – the biggest event of the year. We happened to be in New York that night and the streets were literally empty – the women were all home tearfully watching Rhoda. Valerie herself is just as down to earth and fun as Rhoda was.


Posted by Janet on March 6, 2013

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  1. By abe
    On March 6, 2013 at

    be honest: WE LOSE EVERYONE.
    the most important question we gladly can’t answer is: “When”?

  2. By libby
    On March 6, 2013 at

    first bonnie franklin, now valerie harper…so sad….

  3. By Noblecascade
    On March 6, 2013 at

    Now we are losing the stars of my generation. Gosh, I feel old.

  4. By Casey Donovan
    On March 6, 2013 at

    And yet, Zsa Zsa keeps on ticking……

  5. By missyco
    On March 6, 2013 at

    Rhoda was hilarous and her show was such a big deal along with her fashions. Anyone 60ish will remember trying the Rhoda scarf look.Didn’t work for me.

  6. By Sue
    On March 6, 2013 at

    Please, everyone. Let’s pray for Valerie. Prayers work and miracles do occur.

  7. By Palermo
    On March 7, 2013 at

    Always loved her, she gave us all a lot of laughs. This makes me sad.

  8. By Denise
    On March 8, 2013 at

    I don’t know about anyone else, but to me, she was like one of my friends; funny, dependable and always there. God bless her and may she live out the rest of her days with joy and love.

  9. By strom
    On March 8, 2013 at

    Sorry for the bad news on her health…Valarie played the jew but was not a yid in real life.

  10. By JimJam
    On March 9, 2013 at

    I think she is Italian….. I met her and she was an absolute darling
    . God bless, may you have comfort and joy, dear Valerie. People love you lots.

  11. By thomas
    On March 13, 2013 at

    i’m really stunned to hear of gorgeous valerie harpers rare malignant condition and know that her time is now limited and when that day comes it will really be sad for my wife and i both love her and may god be with her.


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