Valerie Harper (born August 22, 1940 in Suffern, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern-Gerard on the 1970s television show The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and its spinoff, Rhoda.
Harper was born in Suffern at Good Samaritan Hospital in Rockland County, New York, to a mixed Catholic/Lutheran family, and raised in Oregon. Because of her role on the The Mary Tyler Moore Show, however, it is often assumed she is Jewish and was raised in New York City. Conversely, her former roommate, Arlene Golonka (Mayberry R.F.D.), is presumed to be Christian, though she is Jewish.
She started out as a dancer/chorus girl on Broadway in the late 1950s and early 1960s in such shows such as Take Me Along and Subways Are For Sleeping, as well as Wildcat, in which she performed with Lucille Ball. She can been seen as an extra in rock-and roll promo films that featured such artists as "Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers". In 2001 she returned to the...
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Blame it on Rio is a 1984 romantic comedy film, written by Charlie Peters and Larry Gelbart and directed by Stanley Donen. The original music score was composed by Kenneth Wannberg. Cast members included Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson, José Lewgoy and Demi Moore.The film was shot on location in Rio de Janeiro, and the scenery is one of the film's highlights (others may watch for the nude scenes featuring Johnson and Moore). Blame It on Rio is a remake of the French film Un moment d'égarement starring Jean-Pierre Marielle. The film was marketed with the tagline "She's the hottest thing on the beach. She's also his best friend's daughter!"Victor (Bologna) and Matthew (Caine) are best friends who work for a major corporation in São Paulo, Brazil. Both are having problems in their respective marriages (Victor's wife wants to divorce him, while Matthew has no idea what is wrong in his marriage). They decide to take their daughters, Jennifer (Johnson) and...,
The Last Married Couple in America is a comedy movie released in the US in 1980. It was directed by Gilbert Cates, whose most successful movie was Oh, God! Book II, released the same year.
with Priscilla Barnes
and Arlene Golonka
Segal and Wood are a California couple struggling to maintain their "happily married" status as all their friends begin to get divorces.
Upon release, the film performed very poorly at the box office and garnered almost universally negative reviews, though some critics singled out Valerie Harper for her supporting role as a newly-divorced and sexually-aggressive friend of Segal and Wood.
This is the last completed theatrical release Natalie Wood made before her death in 1981. (For her final film, 1983's "Brainstorm", co-starring Christopher Walken, she died before filming was complete, finishing roughly 75% of her scenes, according to director Douglas Trumbull.)
Freebie and The Bean is a 1974 comedy film about two San Francisco police detectives who have one goal in life, bringing down a local hijacking boss. This picture stars James Caan, Alan Arkin, Loretta Swit and Valerie Harper. Harper was nominated for the Golden Globe for New Star of the Year. The film was directed by Richard Rush.
Key scenes were shot on location in San Francisco at Candlestick Park then home of the Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants and then and now that of the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers.
A short-lived television series based on the film and sharing its title, starring Tom Mason and Hector Elizondo in the title roles, was broadcast on CBS on Saturday nights at 9:00 PM in December 1980 and January 1981.
As of 2007, the movie is out of print on VHS and has yet to be released on DVD.
Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV ShowsFreebie and the Bean at the Internet Movie Databasehttp://www...
Li'l Abner is a 1959 musical film is based on the comic strip of the same name created by Al Capp. It was directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank. The music was scored and conducted by Nelson Riddle and Joseph J. Lilley....
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