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Multiple Sclerosis No Match for TOOTSIE Actress Teri Garr
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THE FILMS OF TERI GARR
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Arsenio Hall with Teri Garr - from 1991!
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PACK OF LIES (1987) TERI GARR & ELLEN BURSTYN "FULL MOVIE"
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Mr  Mom (1983) Trailer (Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler)
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1990 Teri Garr Fruit Of The Loom Panties Commercial
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1989 - Teri Garr & Top 10: Boston Red Sox Team Rules
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1987 - Teri Garr (Longer Clip and Better Video)
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Bob Costas with Teri Garr - 1993 - part 1 of 3!
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12-25-1987 Letterman Connie Chung Teri Garr David Sanborn Ted Nugent Bobby Rahal
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Teri Garr
Teri Garr - signed.jpg
Born Terry Ann Garr
(1947-12-11) December 11, 1947 (age 66) (year of birth disputed; other years cited include 1944, 1945 and 1949)
Lakewood, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer
Years active 1963–present
Spouse(s) John O'Neil (1993–1996)
Partner(s) Roger Birnbaum (1979–1983)
David Kipper (1983–1990)

Terry Ann "Teri" Garr[1] (born December 11, 1947)[2][3] is an American actress and dancer best known for her film roles in Young Frankenstein; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Oh, God!; Mr. Mom; After Hours; The Black Stallion; One from the Heart and Tootsie, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also had a recurring guest role on television's Friends.

Early life[edit]

Garr was born in Lakewood, Ohio. Her father, Eddie Garr (born Edward Leo Gonnoud),[4] 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 (née Emma Schmotzer),[1] was a dancer, a Rockette, wardrobe mistress, and model.[5][6][7] Her father was of Irish descent and her maternal grandparents were Austrian immigrants.[8]

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 in high school (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, her dance teacher, and her mentor and cast her in many of his early movies and projects.[9]

Garr began as a background dancer in uncredited roles for youth-oriented films and TV shows choreographed by Winters,[10] including Pajama Party, a beach party film, the T.A.M.I. Show, Shindig!, Hullabaloo, and 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[10][11]).

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

Garr gave the following answer to a question in a magazine interview about how she landed the job in a Presley film: "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."[12]

Her first speaking role in a motion picture was a one-line 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. She appeared in a string of highly successful films, often playing a housewife. These films include Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Oh, God! (1977), The Black Stallion (1979), Mr. Mom (1983), The Sting II (1983), After Hours (1985), and Let It Ride (1989) with Richard Dreyfuss. Garr was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting role as Dustin Hoffman's actress friend in Tootsie (1982).

She also appeared frequently 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.[13] and was in two episodes of It Takes a Thief. Also 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. She also had a recurring role as a ditsy policewoman 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 in 1980, 1983, and 1985, and was a frequent visitor on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

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.[14][15] She landed a role as recurring character Phoebe Abbott in Friends, the estranged birth mother of Phoebe Buffay.

Health issues[edit]

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

In October 2002, Garr publicly confirmed that she was battling multiple sclerosis.[16] 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." In interviews, she has commented that she first started noticing symptoms while in New York filming Tootsie. For the next few years, as acting jobs brought her to various locations around the world, she continued to see different doctors in different cities, until she finally found a doctor who correctly diagnosed her as having MS.

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).[17] 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]

On December 21, 2006, she suffered a brain aneurysm in her home. Her 13-year-old daughter called 911 when she could not wake her mother up.[18] After therapy to regain her motor skills and speech, she appeared on Late Show with David Letterman on June 19, 2008, without the need of a wheelchair. She was on the show to promote Expired, a 2007 film in which she played a set of twins.

Academy awards nomination[edit]

Academy Award

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Garr, Teri (November 2005). Speedbumps: Flooring it Through Hollywood. Hudson Street Press. p. 68. ISBN 1-59463-007-0. 
  2. ^ U.S. Public Records, familysearch.org cites 1947 as does Intelius; both accessed May 9, 2014.
  3. ^ Other years that have been cited as her year of birth include 1944, 1945 and 1949.
  4. ^ Autobiography by Teri Garr (Flooring it Through Hollywood above).
  5. ^ Teri Garr Biography
  6. ^ Guthmann, Edward (January 7, 2004). "As acting jobs dwindle, Teri Garr takes up her pen". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  7. ^ Boston.com Local Search - Boston Globe Archives
  8. ^ Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood By Teri Garr, Henriette Mantel
  9. ^ "Teri Garr - My Life So Far" Ability Magazine; accessed April 7, 2014.
  10. ^ a b David Winters Bio at IMDb
  11. ^ Garr bio at IMDB
  12. ^ "January 2004 Talkin' 'bout my g-g-g-generation", David Winters.net; accessed April 7, 2014.
  13. ^ S01E12
  14. ^ Wascalus, Jacob. "Teri Garr - My Life So Far" 2007 (1). Ability Magazine. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  15. ^ "David Letterman - 25 Years and Still Going Strong". CBS. Archived from the original on 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  16. ^ "Teri Garr reveals she has multiple sclerosis". CNN. October 9, 2002. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  17. ^ "Actress Teri Garr named as multiple sclerosis national chairwoman". News-Medical.net. 29 Apr 2004. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  18. ^ Tan, Michelle (January 2, 2007). "Teri Garr Recovering from Brain Aneurysm". People. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 

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