Valarie Harper was a 1970s famous American actress, writer, and dancer who had a net worth of $1 million at the time of her death. Valarie portrayed Rhoda Morgenstern in the American television sitcom — The Mary Tyler Moore Show that made her famous. However, She died on 30 August 2019.
This 5 ft 6 in actress began her career as a Broadway dancer. She was the 1970s century’s top-rated actress. Valarie won the Primetime Emmy Award three times for her role in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Apart from acting, Valarie Harper was involved in many charity works. She took part in the Women’s Liberation Movement held between the 1970s and 1980s. What’s more, she advocated the Equal Rights Amendment.
The acting was the main source of Valarie Harper. She had 70 acting credits. But, most of her wealth was spent on charity and her health issues.
In 1986, Valarie received $56,750 per episode for her role of Valarie Hogan in the television show — The Hogans. Besides, Valarie earned $17,500 per episode portraying Rhoda Morgenstern in the television show — The Mary Tyler Moore.
What’s more, Valarie received $1.82 million for her legal settlement against NBC. It was a lawsuit settlement.
Apart from these, Valarie Harper grossed well enough through her supporting role in numerous films and television series.
Only from acting, Valarie’s major earning was as follows:
- Per episode salary of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore’ — $10k (1974)
- Per episode salary of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore’ — $17,500 (1975)
- Per episode salary of ‘The Hogans’ — $56,750
Now, talking about her real estate, Valarie Harper bought a three-bedroom house in Santa Monica, California for $765k in 1996.
In a nutshell, below is Valarie Hamper’s yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly income at the time of her death:
- Yearly Income: $100k
- Monthly Income: $8,333
- Weekly Income: $1,923
- Daily Income: $273
- Hourly Income: $11.42
Valarie Harper: At a Glance
|Full Name||Valarie Kathryn Harper|
|Date of Birth||22 August 1939|
|Birth Place||Suffern, New York, United States|
|Died||30 August 2019|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Spouse||Richard Schaal (1964-1978); Tony Cacciotti (1987-2019)|
|Children||1; Christina Harper|
|Profession||Actress, Writer, Dancer|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Valarie Kathryn Harper was the daughter of Howard Donald Harper and Iva Mildred. She was born in Suffern, New York, on 22 August 1939. She was the 2nd child of her parent’s three siblings. However, Valarie’s parents divorced in 1957.
Talking about education, Valarie attended many schools — because her family had to move every two years due to her father’s work. However, Valarie Harper studied ballet in New York City. She graduated from the Private Young Professionals School.
As mentioned, Valarie Harper began her career as a Broadway dancer. Apart from dancing, she went on portraying many roles in Broadway shows.
In 1970, Valarie was called to auditions for the Rhoda Morgenstern role while he was doing theater in Los Angeles. From 1970 to 1974, Valarie Harper co-starred in the TV sitcom — The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Valarie’s role in The Mary Tyler Moore Show made her famous. She won the Emmy Awards four-time and a Golden Globe award for her role of Rhoda Morgenstern.
Later, Valarie appeared in television series like That ‘70s Show, American Dad!, 2 Broke Girls, Entertainment Tonight, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and so on.
Talking about her film appearance, Valarie is famous for her role in ‘My Mom and the Girl’ and ‘Freebie and the Bean’.
Because of terminal brain cancer, Valarie Harper announced that she had just three months to live though she survived more than three months. In July 2019, her condition became severe, and her family fell into a financial crisis as for her medical cost.
To cope with the financial crisis, Valarie’s family set up a “GoFundMe” page to raise money. However, Valarie Harper died on 30 August 2019 when she was 80.
That ‘70s Show cast, Cristina Harper is the daughter of Valarie Harper. On her mother’s death, Cristina Harper sent a heartwarming message.
Cristina Cacciotti Harper is the daughter of Valarie Harper. She is best known for her role in That ‘70s Show, The Talk, and Zoochosis Presents Hooey. Cristina is a young actress. Throughout her short acting career, she has accumulated a net worth of $220k
Valarie Harper married Richard Schaal in 1964. But, they were divorced in 1978. Later, she married Tony Cacciotti in 1987. Tony Cacciotti is famous for producing My Mom and the Girl film. As a producer, Tony Cacciotti has accumulated a net worth of $500k.