Valerie Kathryn Harper was an American actress. She began her career as a dancer on Broadway, making her debut in the musical Take Me Along in 1959. Harper is best remembered for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off Rhoda. For her work on Mary Tyler Moore, she thrice received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, received the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Rhoda. From 1986 to 1987, Harper appeared as Valerie Hogan on the sitcom Valerie, her film appearances include roles in Freebie and the Bean and Chapter Two, both of which garnered her Golden Globe Award nominations. Harper returned to stage work in her career, appearing in several Broadway productions. In 2010, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Tallulah Bankhead in the play Looped. Harper was born on August 22, 1939 in Suffern, New York, the daughter of Iva Mildred and Howard Donald Harper.
Her father was a lighting salesman. Her parents married in Alberta. Valerie was the middle child of three siblings, between her brother Merrill. After her parents' divorce in 1957, she had a half-sister, from her father's second marriage to Angela Posillico, she stated. She was of French, Irish and Welsh ancestry. Harper based her character Rhoda Morgenstern on her Italian stepmother and Penny Ann Green, with whom she danced in the Broadway musical Wildcat, she was raised Catholic the church. Her family moved every two years due to her father's work. Harper attended schools in New Jersey; when her family returned to Oregon, Harper remained in the New York City area to study ballet. She attended Lincoln High School in Jersey City, graduating from the private Young Professionals School on West 56th Street, where classmates included Sal Mineo, Tuesday Weld, Carol Lynley. Harper began her show business career as a dancer and chorus girl on Broadway, went on to perform in several Broadway shows, some choreographed by Michael Kidd, including Wildcat, Take Me Along, Subways Are for Sleeping.
In-between she was cast in the musical Destry Rides Again, but was forced to leave rehearsals due to illness. Her roommate, actress Arlene Golonka, introduced her to Second City improvisation theater and to improv performer Dick Schaal, whom Harper married in 1965. Harper was stepmother to Wendy, an actress, they lived in Greenwich Village. She returned to Broadway in February 2010, playing Tallulah Bankhead in Matthew Lombardo's Looped at the Lyceum Theatre. Harper appeared in a bit part in the film version of Li'l Abner, she broke into television on an episode of the soap opera The Doctors. She was an extra in Love with the Proper Stranger, she was in the ensemble cast of Paul Sills' Story Theatre and toured with Second City along with Schaal, Linda Lavin and others appearing in sketches on Playboy After Dark. Harper performed several characters in a comedy LP record, When You're in Love the Whole World is Jewish, which included the popular novelty single, The Ballad of Irving, a recitation by TV announcer Frank Gallop.
Harper and Schaal moved to Los Angeles in 1968, co-wrote an episode of Love, American Style. While doing theater in Los Angeles in 1970, Harper was spotted by casting agent Ethel Winant, who called her in to audition for the role of Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, she co-starred from 1970–1974 and starred in the spin-off series, Rhoda in which her character returned to New York City. She won four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for her work as Rhoda Morgenstern throughout this period. In 2000, Harper reunited with Moore in Mary and Rhoda, a TV movie that brought their characters together again in life; the first season of Rhoda was released on DVD on April 21, 2009, by Shout! Factory, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for "New Star of the Year" for her role in Freebie and the Bean. Harper was a guest star on The Muppet Show in 1976, its first season. Harper returned to situation comedy in 1986 when she played family matriarch Valerie Hogan on the NBC series Valerie. Following a salary dispute with NBC and production company Lorimar in 1987, Harper was fired from the series at the end of its second season.
Harper sued Lorimar for breach of contract. Her claims against NBC were dismissed, but the jury found that Lorimar had wrongfully fired her and awarded her $1.4 million plus 12.5 percent of the show's profits. The series continued without her with the explanation. In 1987, it was renamed Valerie's Family and The Hogan Family, as Harper was replaced by actress Sandy Duncan, who played her sister-in-law Sandy Hogan. NBC canceled The Hogan Family in 1990. Harper appeared in various television movies, including a performance as Maggie in a production of the Michael Cristofer play The Shadow Box, directed by Paul Newman, an
Jonathan Friedman is an American anthropologist. He earned his Ph. D. at Columbia University in 1972. He is professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of California, San Diego and Director of Studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, he is an editorial board member of the journal Anthropological Theory. Friedman has done most of the Republic of Congo. Jonathan Friedman is a contributor to the Swedish social conservative news site Samhällsnytt, along with Russian journalist Egor Putilov aka. Alexander Friedback; the site was founded by Sweden Democrat politician Kent Ekeroth as a successor to the discontinued site Avpixlat. Dynamics of tribal societies, Cultural identity and global processes, Global systemic anthropology, Transformation of the nation state and migration, Upland Southeast Asia, Oceania. System and contradiction in the evolution of "Asiatic" social formations, National Museum of Copenhagen, 1979 with Scott Lash Modernity and identity, Oxford, 1992 Consumption and Identity.
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