Death of American actress Valerie Harper, who played Rhoda on TV
American actress Valerie Harper passed away a week after celebrating her 80th birthday.
E lle was best known for his role of Rhoda in the TV show The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s.
Valerie Harper played the role of sarcastic neighbor Rhoda Morganstern until 1977, inspiring another television series called Rhoda , which was broadcast from 1974 to 1978.
She died Friday in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer.
Valerie Harper won three consecutive Emmys Awards from 1971 to 1973 for Best Supporting Actress. Despite her talent as a comedian and the affection she had of the public, her career slowed down afterwards.
In the past few years, Valerie Harper has been making mostly voice-overs for animated television series such as The Simpsons and American Dad . She was also seen occasionally making special appearances in television series, such as 2 Broke Girls and Melissa & Joey in 2015.
In 2013, she announced that she had defeated a rare form of brain cancer. Valerie Harper had also fought lung cancer in 2009, despite the fact that her doctors had told her that she only had three months to live.
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