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2010
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Valerie Harper — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Valerie Harper

Show:
Looped

Role:
Tallulah Bankhead, the larger-than-life Alabama-born movie star, presented at the end of her illustrious (and sometimes infamous) career.

Bio Brief:
Beloved for her long-running TV role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, Harper got her show-biz start 50 years ago as a dancer in Broadway musicals such as Take Me Along, Wildcat and Subways Are for Sleeping.

Other Honors for This Role
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award

Tony History:
This is Harper’s first Tony nomination.

Fun Fact:
In addition to touring the country as Tallulah in Looped, Harper has hit the road in another autobiographical play, Golda’s Balcony, as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.

Quotable Quote:
“[Tallulah] is a fabulous character, absolutely marvelous, and the trick is not to make her a caricature. As fulsome as she was, as extravagant and outrageous and very dramatic, she comes from a very real place. Every generation thinks they invented bad behavior. She really did.” —Harper in an interview with Broadway.com, 3/10
 

 

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