Valerie Bertinelli received the 2,476th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of television. She was congratulated by son Wolfgang Van Halen, whose father is Eddie Van Halen, who Valerie divorced in 2007. She married financial planner Tom Vitale in 2011.
Valerie was discovered by producer Norman Lear who cast her in the sitcom One Day At A Time, which debuted in 1975. She was 15, and her character was written as a tomboy.
Valerie appeared in 207 out of 209 episodes, and later starred in Touched By An Angel and the current Hot In Cleveland.
She titled her biography Losing It, And Gaining My Life Back One Pound At A Time.