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Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper was born in Suffern, N.Y. on August 22, 1940. She began her show-business career as a dancer at Radio City Music Hall. While in New York City, Harper also appeared in several Broadway productions before moving to Chicago to work with the improvisational theater group Second City. Her big break in TV came with her role as Rhoda Morgenstern, Mary's best friend on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970. Her portrayal of a New Yorker in Minneapolis garnered three Emmy Awards and led to the spin-off series Rhoda in 1974. The role of Rhoda, now back in New York City and at long last married (but then divorced) won Harper a fourth Emmy in 1975.

After Rhoda, Harper enjoyed a steady stream of acclaimed TV work. She had notable guest-star turns on shows such as The Love Boat, Melrose Place and Touched By an Angel, and starred in several sitcoms including Valerie's Family (a.k.a. The Hogan Family). She also appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies and even a few big-screen features such as Chapter Two and Blame it on Rio.

Harper continued to work steadily today, having appeared on That '70s Show, Sex and the City and 'Til Death. She currently serves on the national board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and has returned to the stage for several roles.

She currently has a guest starring role on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland , where she plays the role of “Angie.”

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Hot in Cleveland TV Schedule

Thursday
February 11
4:30am
Bad Girlfriends
Melanie gets jealous when her boyfriend, Dane becomes Victoria’s love interest in a play. Joy makes Bob watch “Love Actually,” with unintended consequences. Elka goes on a political talk show.
TV-PG
5:00am
Duct Soup
The gang helps Joy’s son plan the rehearsal dinner for his wedding. An unexpected guest from Joy’s past shows up.
TV-PG
Friday
February 12
4:21am
Cleveland Calendar Girls
Joy learns something new about Bob when they take engagement photos. Melanie goes on a date with herself. Victoria tries to get a new driver’s license photo. And Elka and Mamie pose nude for charity.
TV-PG
4:54am
Kitchen Nightmare
The gang buys Stormi’s. Melanie deals with a temperamental chef. Victoria tries to impress a restaurant critic. Joy meets the mother of the baby she wants to adopt. Elka goes on a date with The Pope.
TV-PG
Saturday
February 13
4:30am
All About Elka
Victoria directs her mother and son in a musical. Elka auditions for a part. Joy and Melanie try to fire a touchy-feely waiter.
TV-PG
5:00am
Say Yes To The Mess
Victoria and Melanie try to cope with Joy moving out. Bob does his best to impress Joy’s mother. Elka has difficulty breaking up with Victoria’s father.
TV-PG