Valerie Harper discusses and signs I, Rhoda

As Mary Richards's lovable and self-deprecating best friend Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Valerie Harper, too, turned the world on with her smile. Viewers could relate to Rhoda, native New Yorker and struggling working girl, who was unlucky in love and insecure about her weight but who always kept her sense of humor. Valerie was an unknown actress when she won the part that made her famous, and by the time Rhoda, her popular spin-off show, ended, she had won four Emmys and a Golden Globe. The role was groundbreaking. On-screen, she represented a self-reliant new identity for women of the 1970s while off-screen she fought alongside feminists Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug for equal rights, among other issues that were important to her.
Event date: 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd
91101 Pasadena
ISBN: 9781451699463
Availability: Special Order
Published: Gallery Books - January 15th, 2013