March 24, 2023

Who is Tony Cacciotti? Valerie Harper Husband; Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Daughter, Wedding, Children, Net Worth, Facebook

Tony Cacciotti Bio, Wiki

Tony Cacciotti is an American actor and producer also renown for being the husband to Valerie Harper, an American and Broadway dancer. Valerie Harper died after a courageous battle with cancer on August 30th, 2019. She was 80 years old.

Tony Cacciotti Age

Cacciotti was born on August 12th, 1939, in New York, USA as Anthony Cacciotti.

Tony Cacciotti Background

Tony Cacciotti worked as a former personal trainer to the stars. He got his start lifting weights as a teen in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was known in Hollywood for toning the likes of John Travolta, Richard Gere, and John Ritter, while raking in up to $7,500 per week. Ritter dubbed him “The Lone Re-Arranger” after being impressed by his training skills. Tony has writtedn the fitness book “The Cacciotti Method: The Feel-Good-About-Yourself Workout.”

According to IMDB, Tony Cacciotti as a producer and actor on My Mom and the Girl (2016), American Gigolo (1980) and Thank God It’s Friday (1978).

Tony Cacciotti & Valerie Harper

Tony Cacciotti and Valerie Harper were married on April 8th, 1987. Tony has been besides Harper throughout her career. He helped Valerie slim down for the 1979 flick “Chapter Two,” and the pair fell in love. In an Interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Valerie said that “we both acted about 16 when he told me it’d be nice for us to get closer.” Cacciotti was a twice-divorced father of four when they met while Valerie had recently split with Richard Schaal in the late 1970s.

The couple adopted a daughter, Christina Cacciotti, born in 1983.

Valerie Harper Illness

In 2009, Harper was diagnosed with lung cancer. In 2013, she was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare and incurable form of brain cancer. She was given three months to live after she was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain, known as the meninges.

Valerie had defied the odds and even participated in the reality competition show “Dancing With the Stars” in 2014. Her family recently announced a GoFundMe account had been established to help pay for Harper’s medical care.

Tony Cacciotti decided not to move his wife into hospice care, despite doctors’ recommendations. Cacciotti frequently shared about Harper’s health in her Facebook page. In July 2019, he shared an update about his spouse saying;

“I have been told by doctors to put Val in Hospice care and I can’t [because of our 40 years of shared commitment to each other] and I won’t because of the amazing good deeds she has graced us with while she’s been here on earth,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

“We will continue going forward as long as the powers above allow us, I will do my very best in making Val as comfortable as possible,” he continued.

Valerie Harper Death & Cause

Valerie Harper, died after a courageous battle with cancer on August 30th, 2019 according to her family stament to KABC-TV entertainment reporter George Pennacchio. She was 80.

In her lifetime, Harper collected four Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe for playing the brash New Yorker on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and then on her own spinoff series Rhodadied Friday morning.

She appeared on the syndicated show The Doctors in March 2013 to discuss her illness. “I’m a big mouth. … I really want Americans and all of us to be less afraid of death, know that it’s a passage,” she said. “But don’t go to the funeral before the day of the funeral. While you’re living, live.”