Valerie Harper

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Rhoda Morgenstern's Best Lines

    As part of the worldwide surge of love for ailing Valerie Harper, the kids on have come up with a compilation of the best lines she uttered as feistily endearing Bronx baby Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Mooore Show (which of course spun off the immortal Rhoda). Here are some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2013

    Valerie Harper: "We Are All Terminal"

    The beloved Valerie Harper--also known as Rhoda Morgenstern--just got a really harsh cancer diagnosis, but she's got something to say about it, and she did so in a video for People magazine, which is one of the most memorable things I've ever seen. I can't even describe this clip, except to say Val ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 7, 2012

    Autograph Convention Report: Virginia Madsen Nice, Penny Marshall Not Nice

    At Chiller Theatre, the answer to "What's in a name?" is $45

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Dallas Is Back With The Same People! What Next?

    The oil-drilling prime-time soap Dallas has been resurrected by TNT, which is using some of the original cast members--like Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray--to reprise their iconic roles. And I think it's great! After all, no one complained when Yul Brynner did The King and I one more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    The Best Tallulah Bankhead Stories Ever!

    ​In honor of Valerie Harper's Tony nomination for Looped, in which she played the tanked diva of stage and life named Tallulah Bankhead, let's unearth as many outrageous stories as we can think of about the constantly ringing Southern belle's wildly riveting behavior. I'll start: *Tallulah w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    2010 Tonys: Nominations Announced, Big on Idiot Material

    ​The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>

  • Theater

    March 24, 2010
  • Columns

    March 16, 2010

    What's Up With Jeremy Renner's Sexuality?

    You'll never guess who I saw on my latest outing.

  • Voice Choices

    March 9, 2010


    Valerie Harper stars in Looped

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Rhoda as Tallulah?

    ​What next--Georgette as Hepburn? But let's get real, dahlings. Valerie Harper is a likable lady who I always felt has a range she hasn't fully been allowed to explore. And now, the thought of her as divoon thesping diva Tallulah Bankhead is rather intriguing to me. Val is starring as Tallu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Gwyneth Paltrow as Dietrich?

    ​What next--Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead? I am so kidding. I just wrote about Harper's appeal, which some queens who've seen her as Tallu are kvelling about. And I do think Gwynnie Paltrow was astonishing in Shakespeare in Love and deserves a shot at a juicy role like pants-wearing, N ... More >>

  • Film

    October 2, 2007
  • NYC Life

    July 6, 2004

    Lecture Hall

    A speech series from Toronto tries its best to make New Yorkers smart

  • Columns

    December 28, 1999
  • Columns

    August 17, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Anyone can be Madonna and Madonna is in everyone: Maddy impersonator Queerdonna.

  • Theater

    January 5, 1999