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Valerie Harper, Anti-hunger Activist

When Valerie Harper was working for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the late 1960s, she saw a poster of Golda Meir, then prime minister of Israel, on the wall at a chapter of the National Organization for Women. "The caption said, 'But Can She Type?' " recalls Harper, with a big laugh. Forty years later the 66-year-old actress still best known as Mary Tyler Moore's sassy sidekick, Rhoda, is following in Meir's footsteps in more ways than one, playing the feminist icon in a touring one-woman play, Golda's Balcony, and working tirelessly in her spare time to improve the welfare of women around the world. … Back to Article

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