Valerie Harper -018

Every once in a while, a TV show has a message, or a character, who defines a generation.  For girls growing up in the 1970’s, that show was The Mary Tyler Moore Show.  When Valerie Harper landed the role of Mary’s wacky best friend, Rhoda Morgenstern, her career was catapulted to a whole new level.  In this interview, taken from my interview archives, Valerie shares her life story, including her start as a ballet dancer, her audition with Mary Tyler Moore, the adoption of her daughter Cristina, and her philosophy on life.  Now 78, this Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actress is living one grateful day at a time with a rare form of brain cancer.  Don’t miss this very special chance to be inspired. Catch all episodes of The Story Behind Her Success on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tunein, Google Play Music and Spotify -or, just say “Alexa, play The Story Behind Her Success on MyCast”.
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  1. Thanks so much for interviewing my idol, and I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I sure did love these questions and stories including the ones about The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Only, I wish that you only knew how good her Rhoda show is, too. It is an even better comedy, in my humble opinion. And, she and Brenda (Julie Kavner, Marge Simpson of the Simpsons) were just as good as “friends” (and sisters) as Mary and Valerie were as friends, and both Valerie and Julie won an Emmy for the Rhoda show, just to prove my point.

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