Valerie Kathryn Harper is an American Broadway dancer and actress. Her first project on Broadway was in 1959, entitled “Li’l Abner”. She was successful in her first Broadway show so it was followed by several shows including “Wildcat”, and “Subways are for Sleeping”. She made her debut in television in 1970, when she was found by a casting agent while she was doing theater. Her first television show was entitled “The Tyler Moore Show”. The network made a spin-off which Valerie then became as the lead star. From then, she won Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. Wanna know more about Valerie Harper? Read on.
10. FAMILY LAW
In 2001, Valerie Harper starred in the television series “Family Law”. The series is a television drama, and Valerie Harper only appeared in one episode, entitled “”Clemency” as the character Julia. Though her role was minor, Valerie Harper, in that same year, ran for president in the Screen Actors Guild in which she was a member. She lost, and Melissa Gilbert won.
9. THREE SISTERS
After losing to Melissa Gilbert as president of the Screen Actors Guild, Valerie became one of the Hollywood Board of Directors of SAG. In the same year, she appeared in two episodes of the television series “Three Sisters”. The series aired two seasons on NBC.
8. LESS THAN PERFECT
Valerie Harper appeared in one episode in the sitcom “Less Than Perfect”, a television series created by Terri Minsky. The series aired on ABC for four seasons, from 2002 to 2006.
In 2005, she appeared in the series “Committed”. It was created by Eileen Heisler, and aired on NBC for one season with thirteen episodes. Valerie Harper appeared in the ninth episode, entitled “The Mother Episode”.
6. AS TOLD BY GINGER
In 2000, Valerie Harper lent her voice to Nickelodeon’s animated series, “As Told by Ginger”. Valerie was the voice behind the character named Maryellen in the episode “The Wedding Frame”.
5. TIL DEATH
In 2009, Valerie Harper appeared in one episode, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Parents”, in the television series “’Til Death”. In this series, she plays as Barbara, the episode is included in the third season of the series which aired on Christmas 2009.
4. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
In 2011, Valerie Harper appeared in the highly acclaimed television series, “Desperate Housewives”. In the series, she plays the part of Claire Bremmer, the aunt of the series’ regular character, Susan Delfino. The episode was entitled “Where Do I Belong”, which was part of the series’ seventh season, which aired in January 2011.
3. DROP DEAD DIVA
In the same year she appeared in “Desperate Housewives”, she also made an appearance in the critically acclaimed fashion musical television series, “Drop Dead Diva”. Valerie Harper played Judge Leslie Singer. She appeared in two episodes, “Bride-a-Palooza”, and “Freakshow”.
2. THE SIMPSONS
Valerie Harper can do anything, and appear in almost any television series, also in series where you least expect her to be. She recently lent her voice in the ever popular series ‘The Simpsons”. Her voice can be heard in the episode “A Test Before Trying”, she is the proctor of the Department of Standardized Testing.
1. HOT IN CLEVELAND
One of the highest rating series in TV Land, “Hot in Cleveland” debut on 2010, and was renewed for a fifth season in March 2013. In the fourth season, the cast of the popular show “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” reunited. Valerie Harper was one, including Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman, Georgia Engel, and Betty White. In the episode they were a Bowling Team team in the 1960’s having their reunion after 50 years.