Tony Award nominee Valerie Harper, who is currently filming the TV film "The Town That Came A-Courtin'," celebrates her birthday Aug. 22. Playbill.com takes a look at her stage career. Happy birthday, Valerie!
Harper, who won four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe playing Rhoda Morgenstern on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its subsequent spin-off "Rhoda," went public with her battle with brain cancer in March. Read more about her diagnosis here.
Valerie was nominated for a Tony Award in 2010 for Looped. Her other Broadway credits include The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Paul Sills' Story Theatre, Something Different, Subways Are for Sleeping, Wildcat and Take Me Along. Her Off-Broadway outings include Death Defying Acts and All Under Heaven. Harper also starred in the National Tour and the film version of Golda's Balcony.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.