Teri Garr Biography

Birthday: 1947-12-11
Place of Birth: Lakewood, Ohio USA
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Wiki Biography: Teri Garr can claim a career in show business by birthright. She was the daughter of Eddie Garr, a Broadway stage and film actor, and Phyllis Garr, a dancer. While she still an infant her family moved from Hollywood to New Jersey but, after the death of her father when she was 11, the family returned to Hollywood, where her mother became a wardrobe mistress for movies and television. While Garr's dancing can be seen in nine Elvis Presley movies, her first speaking role in motion pictures was in the 1968 feature Head (1968), starring The Monkees. In the 1970s she became well established in television with appearances on shows such as "Star Trek" (1966), "It Takes a Thief" (1968) and "McCloud" (1970), and became a semi-regular on "The Sonny and Cher Show" (1976) as Cher's friend, Olivia. Garr has since risen to become one of Hollywood's most versatile, energetic and well-recognized actresses. She has starred in many memorable films, including Young Frankenstein (1974), Oh, God! (1977), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Mr. Mom (1983), After Hours (1985) and her Academy Award-nominated performance for Best Supporting Actress in Tootsie (1982). Other film roles include The Black Stallion (1979), One from the Heart (1982), The Escape Artist (1982), Firstborn (1984), Let It Ride (1989), Full Moon in Blue Water (1988), Out Cold (1989), Short Time (1990), Waiting for the Light (1990), Mom and Dad Save the World (1992), Perfect Alibi (1995), Prêt-à-Porter (1994) and A Simple Wish (1997).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour Various Characters / ... 1971 Comedy
The Conversation 1974 Mystery
The New Show Various / ... 1984 - 1984
After Hours Julie 1985 Comedy
Fresno Talon Kensington 1986 - 1986
Trying Times 1987 Comedy
Adventures in Wonderland Duchess 1991 Comedy
Dumb and Dumber Helen Swanson 1994 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Conversation 1974
Young Frankenstein Inga 1974 Comedy, Sci Fi
Oh, God! 1977 0
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Ronnie Neary 1977 Drama, Sci Fi
The Black Stallion Alec's Mother 1979 0
Tootsie Sandy Lester 1982 0
Honky Tonk Freeway 1982 Action, Comedy
One from the Heart 1982 Drama, Musical, Romance
The Black Stallion Returns 1983 0, 0
The Winter of Our Discontent 1983 Drama
First Born 1984 Drama
After Hours Julie 1985 0, 0, Game Show
Full Moon in Blue Water Louise Taylor 1988 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Miracles Jean Briggs 1989
Out Cold Sunny 1989 Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Let It Ride Pam 1989 Comedy, Action
Short Time 1990 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Waiting for the Light Kay Harris 1990 Comedy
Mom and Dad Save The World 1992 Comedy, Family, Sci Fi
Dumb & Dumber Helen Swanson 1994
Perfect Alibi Laney Tolbert 1995 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Michael Judge Esther Newberg 1996 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Changing Habits Connie 1997 Comedy, Drama
A Simple Wish 1997 Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Kill the Man Mrs. Livingston 1999 Romance, Comedy
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Mary McGinnis 2000 Animation, Action, Crime
The Sky Is Falling Mona Hall 2001 Drama, Comedy
Life Without Dick 2002 0, Biography
Searching for Debra Winger 2002 Documentary
Casper Meets Wendy 2003 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Aloha, Scooby-Doo! 2005 Animation, Comedy, Family
A Taste of Jupiter Ginnie 2005 Romance
Kabluey 2008
Firstborn 2017