HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS VALERIE HARPER TO VISIT NASA
Best known for her role as "Rhoda" on The Mary Tyler Moore
Show, Valerie Harper will visit NASAs Langley Research
Center on March 24, while on tour of the Charles Busch play, The
Tale of the Allergists Wife, at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.
During her visit, Harper will tour a variety of Langley facilities
and give a special talk to employees.
Media Opportunity: An opportunity to see some of the facilities
at NASA Langley that Ms. Harper will be touring is scheduled for
1:30 p.m., Monday, March 24. Media who wish to attend should
contact Kimberly Land at (757) 864-9885 or 344-8611 (mobile).
Harpers visit is part of a growing interest she has for
what NASA is doing to inspire the next generation of explorers. In
the past year, she has been introduced to a variety of NASA
educational initiatives that enhance math and science skills in
children of all ages.
The four-time Emmy-award winner first achieved fame as Rhoda
Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and her spin-off
series Rhoda. During her nine years as the character, she
was honored with a Golden Globe Award, Harvard University's Hasty
Pudding Woman of the Year Award, Hollywood Women's Press Club
"Golden Apple" Award, and a Photoplay Gold Medal Award.
In 2000, Harper reprised the role of Rhoda Morgenstern along
with Mary Tyler Moore for an ABC television movie titled "Mary
and Rhoda" that drew more than 17 million viewers. In 1987, she
was seen as "Valerie Hogan" in the then titled NBC series
"Valerie." She also starred in the 1990 CBS series "City"
and in the 1994 CBS series "The Office."
In addition to her acting career, Harper also works with Save
the Children, AFRICARE, OXFAM, RESULTS and actively supports
women's rights issues as an advisory board member for The Rape