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DENZEL IN SICK BAY
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

UPI's Capital Comment for March 11

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

SAG AWARDS Halle Berry and Russell Crowe took the top two prizes Sunday at the eighth annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
By United Press International

Melissa Gilbert wins SAG election

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Melissa Gilbert -- who was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in a flawed election last fall -- has won the election re-run, and will serve a two-year
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

AGENTS APPROVE DEAL WITH ACTORS The Board of Directors of the Association of Talent Agents announced late Tuesday it has unanimously approved the tentative agency agreement with the Screen Actors Guild.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

DOWNEY'S NEXT
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

LIZA'S ALL-STAR WEDDING According to gossip columnist Liz Smith, Liza Minnelli will have not one but two maids of honor when she marries David Gest, and 15 bridesmaids -- most of them household names.
By United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Southern Californians were astonished this week to hear three well-known actors campaigning for union votes on KNX, the local CBS radio affiliate.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 11, 2002

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International

Living Today: Issues of modern living

HEALTH CARE SPENDING
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

ACTORS GUILD ELECTION TO BE RERUN
By United Press International

Screen Actors Guild election overturned

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Screen Actors Guild National Elections Committee on Monday ordered that the results of the union's recent election of top officers be set aside, because of
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

KIRK AND MICHAEL TOGETHER -- FOR THE FIRST TIME
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 13, 2001

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

MELISSA GILBERT
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Valerie Harper
NYP2002022601 - NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI)-- Stage and television actors Valerie Harper and Celeste Holm (right) attend a pre gala cocktail party held on Feb. 26, 2002, at New York City's Planet Hollywood for the American Theatre Wing. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Valerie Harper (born August 22, 1939) is an American actress, known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on the 1970s television show The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and for her starring roles on the sitcoms Rhoda (a spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and Valerie.

Harper was born at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, Rockland County, New York. Her Canadian-born mother, Iva (née McConnell), was a nurse, and her father, Howard Donald Harper, was a lighting salesman. Harper is of French, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry, and was raised Catholic. The family would move every two years because of her father's promotions, living in South Orange, New Jersey. St. Andrews in Pasadena, California (where Harper attended the school St. Andrews); Monroe, Michigan, at age 10, where she attended St. Mary's Academy; then Ashland, Oregon "at 11 to 13"; and then Jersey City, New Jersey from eighth grade through age 18. When her family returned to Oregon, Harper remained in the New York City area to study ballet. She has an older sister, Leah; a younger brother, Don (originally Merrill); and a half-sister, Virginia, from her father's second marriage. Harper based her future character Rhoda Morgenstern both on her Italian stepmother, Angela Basilico, and Penny Ann Green (née Joanna Greenberg from Brooklyn), with whom she danced in the Broadway musical Wildcat.

Early TV-comedy influences included Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Joan Davis, Your Show of Shows, and, later, Mary Tyler Moore in The Dick Van Dyke Show. She attended Lincoln High School in Jersey City, and finished high school at the private Young Professionals School on West 56th Street, where classmates included Sal Mineo, Barbara Dana, Tuesday Weld, and Carol Lynley. She has been married to Tony Cacciotti since 1987.

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