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Teri Garr Opens Up About MS Diagnosis & Life On The Screen | Studio 10
Teri Garr Opens Up About MS Diagnosis & Life On The Screen | Studio 10
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: Studio 10
David Letterman-Teri Garr-June-19-2008
David Letterman-Teri Garr-June-19-2008
Published: 2012/08/05
Channel: 1001moviesgroup
1988 (Sept.) - Teri Garr
1988 (Sept.) - Teri Garr
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: AllDavidLetterman
Multiple Sclerosis No Match for TOOTSIE Actress Teri Garr
Multiple Sclerosis No Match for TOOTSIE Actress Teri Garr
Published: 2008/10/27
Channel: ExpandedBooks
Teri Garr on the Letterman Late Show - 1985!!
Teri Garr on the Letterman Late Show - 1985!!
Published: 2013/03/25
Channel: videoholic1980sA
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 11/10/1977...Teri Garr -Newest Cover Popular Reality Tv Sh
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 11/10/1977...Teri Garr -Newest Cover Popular Reality Tv Sh
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: Donald Williams
Vintage Letterman - Teri Garr
Vintage Letterman - Teri Garr
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: antisepticmanor
The Moth Presents Teri Garr: Wake Up Call
The Moth Presents Teri Garr: Wake Up Call
Published: 2012/08/17
Channel: The Moth
THE FILMS OF TERI GARR
THE FILMS OF TERI GARR
Published: 2010/08/11
Channel: MADWORLD1427
TERI GARR - IN ELVIS PRESLEY MOVIES
TERI GARR - IN ELVIS PRESLEY MOVIES
Published: 2009/01/08
Channel: ELVIS PRESLEY WORLDWIDE
At 40, Brooks
At 40, Brooks' 'Frankenstein' Proves Forever Young
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Wochit Entertainment
P.M. Magazine on Teri Garr!!
P.M. Magazine on Teri Garr!!
Published: 2013/08/19
Channel: videoholicULTIMATE
Paul & Julie
Paul & Julie
Published: 2009/02/26
Channel: SenorSmeeth
1985 (Sept.) - Teri Garr
1985 (Sept.) - Teri Garr
Published: 2014/08/21
Channel: AllDavidLetterman
TERI GARR has FUN with ARSENIO
TERI GARR has FUN with ARSENIO
Published: 2016/08/20
Channel: MyTalkShowHeroes
1989 (March) - Teri Garr & Top 10: Boston Red Sox Team Rules
1989 (March) - Teri Garr & Top 10: Boston Red Sox Team Rules
Published: 2014/10/06
Channel: AllDavidLetterman
Terri Garr, Tootsie, Friends, and life!
Terri Garr, Tootsie, Friends, and life!
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: Eileen Prose
Teri Garr in Tootsie
Teri Garr in Tootsie
Published: 2014/12/18
Channel: criterioncollection
JOHNNY CARSON INTERVIEW TERI GARR Dec 15 1983
JOHNNY CARSON INTERVIEW TERI GARR Dec 15 1983
Published: 2017/04/03
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Teri Garr tribute
Teri Garr tribute
Published: 2009/06/12
Channel: actfray
Ed Asner, Teri Garr and Pat Sajak on Celebrity Jeopardy (Part 2/4) - 1993
Ed Asner, Teri Garr and Pat Sajak on Celebrity Jeopardy (Part 2/4) - 1993
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: primativo7
Young Frankenstein: Memories from the Set
Young Frankenstein: Memories from the Set
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Oscars
Teri Garr on Regis and Kathie Lee (Part 1/2)
Teri Garr on Regis and Kathie Lee (Part 1/2)
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: primativo7
Deja View - The Zombies - She´s not there
Deja View - The Zombies - She´s not there
Published: 2011/09/28
Channel: hinken24
TERI GARR has MORE FUN with ARSENIO
TERI GARR has MORE FUN with ARSENIO
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: MyTalkShowHeroes
11 03 1982 Letterman Teri Garr
11 03 1982 Letterman Teri Garr
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: Horace Fuller
11 15 1983 Letterman Teri Garr, Dr. Ruth Westheimer Trio
11 15 1983 Letterman Teri Garr, Dr. Ruth Westheimer Trio
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: Horace Fuller
Beautiful Teri Garr #2
Beautiful Teri Garr #2
Published: 2010/05/16
Channel: myron49
1988 (Feb.) - Teri Garr
1988 (Feb.) - Teri Garr
Published: 2014/09/21
Channel: AllDavidLetterman
Teri Garr in "Where
Teri Garr in "Where's the Bus?"
Published: 2011/05/13
Channel: John Harris
VINTAGE LETTERMAN March 27, 1997 - Teri Garr, George Stephanopoulos, Amanda Marshall
VINTAGE LETTERMAN March 27, 1997 - Teri Garr, George Stephanopoulos, Amanda Marshall
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: Daniel Poitras
Pack of Lies Ellen Burstyn Teri Garr spy thriller
Pack of Lies Ellen Burstyn Teri Garr spy thriller
Published: 2016/09/05
Channel: CherieJ Peden
Teri Garr on Letterman - 3/14/1984
Teri Garr on Letterman - 3/14/1984
Published: 2014/02/22
Channel: lukethelux
David Letterman Teri Garr 1987
David Letterman Teri Garr 1987
Published: 2009/09/18
Channel: KathysFlopsweat
1993 - Teri Garr on her husband (at the time)
1993 - Teri Garr on her husband (at the time)
Published: 2012/12/19
Channel: AllDavidLetterman
A Teri Garr Moment on Late Night, September 14, 1988
A Teri Garr Moment on Late Night, September 14, 1988
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: Don Giller
Teri Garr for L&M
Teri Garr for L&M
Published: 2010/06/26
Channel: Commercialjukebox
1985 (Nov.) - Teri Garr (The Shower Show:)
1985 (Nov.) - Teri Garr (The Shower Show:)
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: AllDavidLetterman
Teri Garr
Teri Garr
Published: 2012/09/15
Channel: Perry Myers
Young Frankenstein - Wilder/Garr Kiss - Deleted Scene
Young Frankenstein - Wilder/Garr Kiss - Deleted Scene
Published: 2012/11/12
Channel: John Villec
1987 - Teri Garr
1987 - Teri Garr
Published: 2011/12/31
Channel: AllDavidLetterman
1995 - Teri Garr
1995 - Teri Garr
Published: 2013/10/30
Channel: AllDavidLetterman
PACK OF LIES (1987) TERI GARR & ELLEN BURSTYN
PACK OF LIES (1987) TERI GARR & ELLEN BURSTYN
Published: 2011/04/21
Channel: CRAIGSWORLD1427
Teri Khair Mangdi - Baar Baar Dekho | Sidharth Malhotra & Katrina Kaif | Bilal Saeed
Teri Khair Mangdi - Baar Baar Dekho | Sidharth Malhotra & Katrina Kaif | Bilal Saeed
Published: 2016/08/17
Channel: Zee Music Company
11 15 1983 Letterman Teri Garr, Dr. Ruth Westheimer Trio
11 15 1983 Letterman Teri Garr, Dr. Ruth Westheimer Trio
Published: 2016/10/22
Channel: Tasha Willis
Teri Garr at UCLA 1985
Teri Garr at UCLA 1985
Published: 2017/03/15
Channel: UCLACommStudies
Star Trek & Teri Garr - the original Siri!
Star Trek & Teri Garr - the original Siri!
Published: 2011/11/05
Channel: 1wednezday
1970
1970's commercial starring Teri Garr, Tom Selleck, and Penny Marshall
Published: 2014/02/09
Channel: David Haynes
Ed Asner, Teri Garr and Pat Sajak on Celebrity Jeopardy (Part 3/4) - 1993
Ed Asner, Teri Garr and Pat Sajak on Celebrity Jeopardy (Part 3/4) - 1993
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: primativo7
Johnny Carson - May 14,1992 - segment 6 - Teri Garr
Johnny Carson - May 14,1992 - segment 6 - Teri Garr
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: Marc Words
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Teri Garr
Teri Garr - signed.jpg
Signed photo of Garr in the 1970s
Born Teri Ann Garr
(1944-12-11) December 11, 1944 (age 72)[1][2][3][4]
Lakewood, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer, comedian, voice artist
Years active 1963–2007
Spouse(s) John O'Neil (1993–1996)
Partner(s) Roger Birnbaum (1979–1983)
David Kipper (1983–1990)

Teri Ann Garr (born December 11, 1944)[1], known as Teri Garr, is an American actress, singer, comedian, dancer, and voice artist.

Garr began her career with small roles in film and television, including appearances as a dancer in nine Elvis Presley musicals of the early 1960s and a featured guest slot in the 1968 Star Trek episode "Assignment: Earth". She is perhaps best known for appearing in comedy films, including Young Frankenstein (1974), Mr. Mom (1983) and Tootsie (1982) which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Her quick banter led to Garr being a regular guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and David Letterman's late-late night talk shows. She also appeared on television as Phoebe Abbott in three episodes of the sitcom Friends (1997–98). Due to health problems from multiple sclerosis, Garr has been largely retired from performing since 2007.

Early life[edit]

Garr was born in Lakewood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Her father, Eddie Garr (born Edward Leo Gonnoud),[5] was a vaudeville performer, comedian, and actor whose career peaked when he briefly took over the lead role in the Broadway drama Tobacco Road. He changed his surname before Teri's birth. Her mother, Phyllis Lind Garr (1909-1999) (born Emma Schmotzer),[5] was a dancer, a Rockette, wardrobe mistress, and model.[4][6][7] Her father was of Irish descent and her maternal grandparents were Austrian immigrants.[5]

Career[edit]

Early in her career she was credited as Terri Garr, Terry Garr, Teri Hope, or Terry Carr. Her movie debut was as an extra in A Swingin' Affair (1963). At the end of her senior year at Magnificat High School, she auditioned for the cast of the Los Angeles road company production of West Side Story, where she met one of the most important people in her early career, David Winters, who became her friend, dance teacher, and mentor. Winters cast her in many of his early movies and projects.[8][9]

Garr and Hector Elizondo on the set of Perfect Alibi with director Kevin Meyer

Garr began as a background dancer in uncredited roles in youth-oriented films and TV shows choreographed by Winters,[10] including Pajama Party (a beach party film), the T.A.M.I. Show, Shindig!, Shivaree, Hullabaloo, Movin' with Nancy, and nine Elvis Presley features (many of which were also choreographed by Winters, including Presley's most profitable film, Viva Las Vegas.[11]

When asked in a magazine interview about how she landed jobs in so many Presley films, Garr answered, "One of the dancers in the road show of West Side Story (David Winters) started to choreograph movies, and whatever job he got, I was one of the girls he'd hire. So he was chosen to do Viva Las Vegas. That was my first movie."[9]

Her first speaking role in a motion picture was a brief appearance as a damsel in distress in the Monkees film Head (1968), written by Jack Nicholson. She landed her first significant motion picture role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation (1974). Her career breakthrough came in the Mel Brooks comedy Young Frankenstein (also 1974) as Inga.[11]

She appeared in a string of highly successful films, including Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) as the wife of Richard Dreyfuss's character, Oh, God! (1977) as the wife of John Denver's character, The Black Stallion (1979) as the mother of Kelly Reno's character, Mr. Mom (1983) as the wife of Michael Keaton's character, After Hours (1985), and Let It Ride (1989), also opposite Dreyfuss. Garr was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting role as Dustin Hoffman's character's actress friend in Tootsie (1982).[11]

She often appeared on television. She began as a go-go dancer on several musical variety shows, along with friend Toni Basil, such as Shindig! and Hullabaloo. In 1966 Garr made one appearance on Batman (episode 7, uncredited). In 1968, she appeared in both The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D.[12] and was in two episodes of It Takes a Thief.[11]

In 1968 she was featured as secretary Roberta Lincoln in the Star Trek episode "Assignment: Earth", designed as a backdoor pilot episode for a new series which was not commissioned. In the early 1970s, she was a regular cast member on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, dancing and acting in comedy sketches.[11]

She had a recurring role on McCloud, and appeared on M*A*S*H, The Bob Newhart Show, The Odd Couple, Maude, Barnaby Jones, and Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers. She hosted Saturday Night Live three times (in 1980, 1983, and 1985), and was a frequent visitor on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.[11]

As a recurring guest on Late Night with David Letterman, she was renowned for her unscripted banter with David Letterman, who once goaded her into showering in his office while the camera rolled.[13][14] She landed a role as recurring character Phoebe Abbott in Friends, the estranged birth mother of Phoebe Buffay.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Garr at the AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) benefit, September 1990

Garr's daughter, Molly O'Neil, was born in November 1993. Garr married contractor John O'Neil on the day their adopted daughter was born. Garr and O'Neil divorced in 1996.[11]

Health issues[edit]

In October 2002, Garr publicly confirmed that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.[15]

After years of uncertainty and secrecy surrounding her diagnosis, Garr explained her reasons for deciding to go public: "I'm telling my story for the first time so I can help people. I can help people know they aren't alone and tell them there are reasons to be optimistic because, today, treatment options are available."[15]

In interviews, she has commented that she first started noticing symptoms while in New York filming Tootsie. After disclosing her condition, she became a National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and National Chair for the Society's Women Against MS program (WAMS).[16] In November 2005, Garr was honored as the society's Ambassador of the Year. This honor had been given only four times since the society was founded.[citation needed]

In 2006, Garr suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm.[17] After therapy, she regained speech and motor skills, and, in 2008 appeared on Late Show with David Letterman to promote Expired, a 2007 film in which she played a set of twins.[18]

Retirement[edit]

Garr has not acted in films or television since 2007, though she did publicly appear at the 19th Annual Race to Erase MS (multiple sclerosis) event in 2012.[19]

Closer reported in 2015 that she credited her positive attitude and support of her family as helping her fight the disease.[20]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Academy Award (Oscar)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
National Society of Film Critics, USA
National Board of Review, USA
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
CableACE Awards

Selected filmography[edit]

Short subjects[edit]

  • Where Is the Bus? (1966)
  • The Absent-Minded Waiter (1977)
  • Java Junkie (1979), shown on Saturday Night Live
  • Save the Rabbits (1994)
  • God Out the Window (2007)

Television[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Year of birth disputed; other years cited include 1944, 1945, 1947 and 1949)
  2. ^ Carson, David. "Teri Garr - Who's Alive and Who's Dead". wa-wd.com. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Teri Garr biography". Biography.com. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Teri Garr Biography". Filmreference.com. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Garr, Teri; Mantel, Henriette (November 2005). Speedbumps: Flooring it Through Hollywood. Hudson Street Press. p. 68. ISBN 1-59463-007-0. Autobiography by Teri Garr 
  6. ^ Guthmann, Edward (January 7, 2004). "As acting jobs dwindle, Teri Garr takes up her pen". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  7. ^ "Local Search". Boston.com. newsbank.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Teri Garr - My Life So Far". Ability Magazine. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Talkin' 'bout my g-g-g-generation". David Winters.net. 2004. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ "David Winters biodata". IMDb.com. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 6, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h Teri Garr on IMDb
  12. ^ Mayberry R.F.D. Season 01. Episode 12. 1968. 
  13. ^ Wascalus, Jacob (2007). "Teri Garr–My Life So Far" (1). Ability Magazine. Retrieved June 21, 2007. 
  14. ^ "David Letterman - 25 Years and Still Going Strong" (PDF). CBS. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 20, 2007. Retrieved June 21, 2007. 
  15. ^ a b "Teri Garr reveals she has multiple sclerosis". CNN. October 9, 2002. Retrieved June 5, 2007. 
  16. ^ "Actress Teri Garr named as multiple sclerosis national chairwoman". News-Medical.net. April 29, 2004. Retrieved June 5, 2007. 
  17. ^ Tan, Michelle (January 2, 2007). "Teri Garr Recovering from Brain Aneurysm". People. Retrieved June 5, 2007. 
  18. ^ "David Letterman-Teri Garr-June-19-2008". Youtube. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  19. ^ "19th Annual Race To Erase MS". Getty Images. May 18, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Teri Garr Battles Multiple Sclerosis With a Positive Outlook With the Help of Her Family". Closer Weekly. August 23, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 

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