Teri Garr

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Teri Garr
  • Birth Name: Terry Ann Garr
  • Birth Place: Lakewood, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/11/1944, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Teri Garr Fast Facts:
  • Both parents were involved in the entertainment business; her father was a vaudeville performer and her mother was a Radio City Rockette.
  • Unable to afford a prom dress, her mother, a seamstress for NBC, borrowed one of Dinah Shore's dresses from the studio stockroom.
  • Appeared as a dancer in five Elvis Presley movies, including Viva Las Vegas (1964).
  • Gained popularity by playing Inga in Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' 1974 parody of horror films.
  • Was a frequent guest on the Late Night with David Letterman show, and was once talked into taking a shower in Letterman's office, on camera.
  • An ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, helping to raise awareness for the disease she was diagnosed with in 1999. 
  • Published her autobiography Speed Bumps: Flooring it Through Hollywood in 2005.
  • Teri Garr Relationships:
  • Phillip - Brother
  • Eddie Garr - Father
  • Molly - Daughter
  • John O'Neil - Ex-husband
  • Ed - Brother
  • Phyllis Garr - Mother
  • David Kipper - Ex-significant Other
  • Roger Birnbaum - Ex-significant Other
  • Teri Garr Awards:
  • 1982 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1983 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge, CA

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