Valerie Harper Net Worth

Valerie Harper Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Valerie Harper net worth is
$12 Million

Valerie Harper Wiki Biography

Valerie Kathryn Harper was born on 22 August 1939, in Suffern, New York State USA, of Scottish, Welsh, English, Irish and French descent. Valerie is an actress, perhaps still best known for being a part of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” as the character Rhoda Morgenstein; she also played the character in a spin-off series entitled “Rhoda”. Valerie has won four Primetime Emmy Awards throughout her career. All her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Valerie Harper? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. Aside from television, she’s also appeared in various stage productions, establishing herself in Broadway, and appeared in numerous films, and all of these activities have ensured the position of her wealth.

Valerie Harper Net Worth $12 Million Dollars

Her family moved a lot because of her father’s work as a salesman, and she lived in various places such as Pasadena, Monroe, Ashland and Jersey City. She stayed in New York to study ballet and then attended Lincoln High School, followed by the Young Professional School where she had classmates who would also become performers.

Valerie started her career on Broadway in various productions, such as “Wildcat”, “Subways Are for Sleeping” and “Take Me Along”. She also appeared in film versions of some of the productions she was a part of, including “Li’l Abner”. She then got her first chance at television in the soap opera entitled “The Doctors”, but her television career would really take-off in 1970 when she successfully auditioned for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, which lasted for four years, and the spin-off “Rhoda” continued for another four years, showing her character returning to New York. Her net worth was certainly now well established.

During this period, she won numerous awards, and then became a part of “Freebie and The Bean”, and “The Muppet Show” during its first season. In 1986, she returned to sitcoms when becoming the titular character once again in “Valerie”. She was, however, removed from the series due to a salary dispute which resulted in court case that awarded her $1.4 million plus 12.5 percent of the profits from the show. The show was then re-named as “The Hogan Family” and it finished airing in 1990.

Valerie then continued doing television movies, appearing in “The Shadow Box”, and more television shows such as “Sex and the City”, and “Melrose Place”.

Later in her career, she tried to run for president of the Screen Actors Guild but lost in the election. She then portrayed Golda Meir for “Golda’s Balcony”, and subsequently returned to stage in a production of “Looped”. She continued with stage performances, and then appeared on television once more in “Desperate Housewives”. One of her latest appearances has been in “Dancing with the Stars”, partnered with Tristan MacManus, which didn’t last very long.

Aside from acting, Harper has been very active in terms of charity and various causes. She became part of the Women’s Liberation Movement and advocated the Equal Rights Amendment. She also founded “L.I.F.E.” which aimed to feed the hungry in Los Angeles.

For her personal life, Valerie married actor Richard Schaal in 1964 but they divorced 14 years later. She then married Tony Cacclotti in 1987 and they adopted a daughter. In 2009, she was diagnosed with a rare strain of lung cancer which was fortunately treated by chemotherapy. She has been known to visit hospitals regularly since treatment.

Full NameValerie Harper
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 22, 1939
Place Of BirthSuffern, New York, U.S.
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
EducationLincoln High School, Young Professional School
SpouseTony Cacciotti (m. 1987), Richard Schaal (m. 1964–1978)
ChildrenCristina Harper
ParentsIva McConnell, Howard Donald Harper
SiblingsLeah Harper, Virginia Harper, Merrill Harper
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award
NominationsGolden Globe Award, Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play
Movies"Freebie and the Bean" (1974), "Chapter Two" (1979), "Strange Voices" (1987), "Mary and Rhoda" (2000), "Merry Xmas" (2015)
TV Shows"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970-1977), "Rhoda" (1974-1978), "Valerie" (1986-1987), "Touched by an Angel" (1996-1999), " Freebie and the Bean" (1974), "Chapter Two" (1979), "Looped" (2010), “Wildcat”, “Subways Are for Sleeping” , “Take Me Along”
Mary Tyler Moore (1970)$700 per episode (season 1)
1[on her cancer, 2015] I talk to the cells all the time. I say, 'What the hell are you doing? Not only are you destructive, coming in and ruining all my plans, but you are dumb! You are killing the host. If you take a low profile I can live with you, here on the edge of the sword. You can fall one way or the other'. Right now, things are working fantastically. Tomorrow, I don't know.
2Life is a miracle.
3[January, 2013, on being told she has months to live] I don't think of dying. I think of being here now.
4I used to get some ego thing out of saying I wasn't a star, just an actress. Forget it. I'm a star. I wanted it. I worked for it. I got it.
1Thanked Werner Erhard, the creator of the est training, in her acceptance speech for her first Emmy.
2She has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and French ancestry.
3She has twice been cast as the replacement for Linda Lavin in a New York theater production, once Off-Broadway ("Death-Defying Acts") and once on Broadway ("The Tale of the Allergist's Wife").
4Appearing as Golda Meir in the play "Golda's Balcony" at the Hobby Center in Houston, Texas through April 9, 2006. [March 2006]
5Nov. 2005 - June, 2006 On tour, playing Golda Meir in the one-woman show, "Golda's Balcony". [November 2005]
6On Broadway in "Looped" as Tallulah Bankhead. With 'Brian Hutchison' and Michael Mulheren. [February 2010]
7On Broadway in "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" as Marjorie Taub. [2000]
8Before hitting it big as "Rhoda Morgenstern", she maintained a steady roll of supporting player appearances in Broadway musicals throughout the 1960s, appearing with such legends as Jackie Gleason, Robert Morse, Walter Pidgeon, Phyllis Newman, Sydney Chaplin, Orson Bean and Lucille Ball.
9Has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer [March 6, 2013].
10Became a mother when she adopted her daughter, Cristina Cacciotti, with her 2nd husband Tony Cacciotti. [1983]
11First met Mary Tyler Moore on set of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), where her then-husband,Richard Schaal, was guest starring.
12Ex-roommate of Arlene Golonka.
13Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 206-207. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
14In the fall of 1987 she was abruptly fired by Lorimar from her NBC TV series Valerie's Family: The Hogans (1986). She didn't show for filming one day. The series decided to continue on without her as "Valerie's Family" with Sandy Duncan playing Sandy Hogan, replacing Harper's "Valerie Hogan" character. Harper sued Lorimar for breach of contract and in the fall of 1988 was awarded $1.4 million plus 12.5% of the profits of the show, which continued on without her until 1991.
15She and her then-husband, actor Richard Schaal, were also a writing team and wrote a script for the series Love, American Style (1969) called "Love and the Visitor", Love, American Style: Love and the Elopement/Love and the Visitor (1970), back in the early 70's.
16Valerie was born at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, N.Y.
17Ex-stepdaughter, Wendy Schaal, is an actress.
18Is a graduate of the Erhard Seminars Training (better known as EST).


Shiver2012Audrey Alden
Fixing Pete2011TV MovieMrs. Friedlander
My Future Boyfriend2011TV MovieBobbi Moreau
Desperate Housewives2011TV SeriesClaire Bremmer
'Til Death2009TV SeriesBarbara
Golda's Balcony2007Golda Meir
Committed2005TV SeriesLily Solomon
Less Than Perfect2003-2004TV SeriesJudith, Owen's Mom
As Told by Ginger2004TV SeriesMaryellen / Librarian
Dancing at the Harvest Moon2002TV MovieClaire
Three Sisters2001TV SeriesMerle Keats
Family Law2001TV SeriesJulia
That '70s Show2001TV SeriesPaula
Beggars and Choosers2000TV Series
Mary and Rhoda2000TV MovieRhoda Morgenstern Gerard Rousseau
Sex and the City1999TV SeriesWallis Wysel
Touched by an Angel1996-1999TV SeriesKate Prescott
Generator Gawl1998TV SeriesDream Crowd / Girl Emcee / Student (English version, voice)
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen1998TV SeriesTownspeople
Melrose Place1998TV SeriesMia Mancini
Dog's Best Friend1997TV MovieChicken (voice)
Promised Land1996TV SeriesMolly Arnold
The Great Mom Swap1995TV MovieGrace
The Office1995TV SeriesRita Stone
A Friend to Die For1994TV MovieMrs. Delvecchio
Missing Persons1994TV SeriesEllen Hartig
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion1991TV MovieDyan Draper
City1990TV SeriesLiz Gianni
Stolen: One Husband1990TV MovieKatherine Slade
The People Across the Lake1988TV MovieRachel Yoman
Drop-Out Mother1988TV MovieNora Cromwell
Strange Voices1987TV MovieLynn Glover
Valerie's Family: The Hogans1986-1987TV SeriesValerie Hogan
The Love Boat1986TV SeriesLaurel Peters
The Execution1985TV MovieHannah Epstein
Blame It on Rio1984Karen Hollis
An Invasion of Privacy1983TV MovieKate Bianchi
Don't Go to Sleep1982TV MovieLaura
Farrell for the People1982TV MovieLiz Farrell
The Day the Loving Stopped1981TV MovieNorma Danner
The Shadow Box1980TV MovieMaggie
Fun and Games1980TV MovieCarol Hefferman
The Last Married Couple in America1980Barbara
Chapter Two1979Faye Medwick
Rhoda1974-1978TV SeriesRhoda Gerard Rhoda Morgenstern
Mary Tyler Moore1970-1977TV SeriesRhoda Morgenstern Rhoda Gerard
Night Drive1977TV MovieCarol Turner
Freebie and the Bean1974Consuelo - Bean's Wife
Thursday's Game1974TV MovieAnn Menzente
Columbo1972TV SeriesEve Babcock
Story Theatre1971TV Series
Love, American Style1971TV SeriesBarbara Watkins (segment "Love and the Housekeeper")
With a Feminine Touch1969
Trash Program1963ShortWife (voice, uncredited)
Li'l Abner1959Luke's Wife (uncredited)
Rock Rock Rock!1956Dancer at Prom (uncredited)
My Mom and the Girl2016ShortNorma / Nanny
Childrens Hospital2016TV SeriesMamma Fiorucci
Merry Xmas2015/IShortMother
2 Broke Girls2015TV SeriesNola Anderz
Melissa & Joey2015TV SeriesAunt Bunny
Signed, Sealed, Delivered2014TV SeriesTheresa Capodiamonte
American Dad!2014TV SeriesIHOP Diner
The Town That Came A-Courtin'2014Charlotte
Hot in Cleveland2013TV SeriesAngie
The Simpsons2013TV SeriesDepartment of Standardized Testing Proctor
Drop Dead Diva2011-2012TV SeriesJudge Leslie Singer


Rhoda1975-1978TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Muppet Show1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rocky Mountain Christmas1975TV Special performer: "Friends with You", "Silent Night"
Mary Tyler Moore1973TV Series performer - 1 episode


Love, American Style1970TV Series written by - 1 episode


The Town That Came A-Courtin'2014executive producer


Autoportrait2005Short special thanks


Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary post-productionHerself
SillsDocumentary post-productionHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2016TV SeriesHerself
Banner on the Moon2016DocumentaryNarrator
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration2015TV MovieHerself / Rhoda Morganstern
Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity2015DocumentaryHerself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Actor, 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'
The Doctors2013-2015TV SeriesHerself
She's The Best Thing In It2015DocumentaryHerself
Fashion News Live2015TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2014TV SeriesHerself - Merry Xmas
The Haunting Of2014TV SeriesHerself
Katie2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1977-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHerself
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2013TV MovieHerself
Dancing with the Stars2013TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Inside Edition2013TV Series documentaryHerself
The View2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Valerie's Story: A Meredith Vieira Special2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Talk2011-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2013TV SeriesHerself
The Jeff Probst Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl2012TV SpecialHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2011TV Series documentaryHerself
The 64th Annual Tony Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Play
The 76th Annual Drama League Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Early Show2008TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special2008TV SpecialHerself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
My First Time2006TV SeriesHerself
Words and Music in Honor of Fahrenheit 9/112005TV Movie documentaryHerself
TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV SpecialHerself
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait1998-2003TV Series documentaryNarrator / Herself
Eight Characters in Search of a Sitcom2003Video documentaryHerself
She Turned the World on with Her Smile: The Making of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'2002Video documentaryHerself
The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHerself
75th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2001TV MovieHerself
Working in the Theatre1995-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Inside TV Land: The Mary Tyler Moore Show2001TV Special documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: TV's Greatest Scandals2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Hunger Heroes2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1988-1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest Co-Host
The 42nd Annual Drama Desk Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Lauren Hutton and...1995TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1995TV MovieHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1994TV SpecialHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment1994TV SeriesHerself
The Poetry Hall of Fame1993TV MovieHerself
What About Me? I'm Only 3!1992TV MovieHerself
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Host
Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 1st Annual American Teacher Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1976-1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1990TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration!: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Conversation with Dinah1989TV SeriesHerself (1991)
Hour Magazine1982-1988TV SeriesHerself
The Best of Gleason1988TV MovieHerself - Host
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
Sex Symbols; Past, Present and Future1987TV Movie documentaryHerself
This Is Your Life1987TV SpecialHerself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite Country Music Performer
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1986TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHerself
The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards1986TV SpecialHerself
The Joe Franklin Show1984TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sunday Night Live1984TV MovieHerself - Host
Breakaway1983-1984TV SeriesHerself
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHerself
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady1982TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love Liberty1982TV SpecialHerself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Country Western Musical Performer
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
Fridays1982TV SeriesHerself
The 7th Annual People's Choice Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite New Television Dramatic Program
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards1981TV SpecialHerself
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Great Space Coaster Supershow1981TV MovieHerself
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Toni Tennille Show1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1978-1980TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Guest
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHerself
Bonkers!1979TV SeriesHerself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentary
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Presenter
CBS Galaxy1977TV SpecialHerself - Guest
Dinah!1976-1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 31st Annual Tony Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Muppet Show1976TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest Star
Rocky Mountain Christmas1975TV SpecialHerself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Valerie Harper1975TV SpecialHerself
The Shape of Things1973TV Special
The Carol Burnett Show1973TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 24th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1972TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Comedy
The Hollywood Squares1971-1972TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Dick Cavett Show1972TV SeriesHerself
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1971TV SeriesHerself
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1971TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy

Archive Footage

Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryRhoda Morgenstern - Mary Tyler Moore Show
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday2013TV MovieHerself
That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye2006TV SpecialPaula
Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard2006DocumentaryHerself - Emmy Awards
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Biography1995-2003TV Series documentaryRhoda Morgenstern on 'Mary Tyler Moore' / Herself
Inside the Actors Studio2003TV SeriesHerself
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Mary Tyler Moore1977TV SeriesRhoda Morgenstern

Won Awards

2016Award of Excellence Special MentionIndieFEST Film AwardsBest Leading ActorMy Mom and the Girl (2016)
2007OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
2004Groundbreaking ShowTV Land AwardsMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1987Humanitarian AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - Comedy or MusicalRhoda (1974)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesRhoda (1974)
1975Woman of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1974Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsFemale Star of the Year
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in ComedyMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1972Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in ComedyMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1971Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in ComedyMary Tyler Moore (1970)

Nominated Awards

2014Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsHippest Fashion Plate - FemaleRhoda (1974)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion PictureChapter Two (1979)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesRhoda (1974)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesRhoda (1974)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalRhoda (1974)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesRhoda (1974)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleFreebie and the Bean (1974)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress - TelevisionMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Supporting Actress in ComedyMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress - TelevisionMary Tyler Moore (1970)

Known for movies

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