Teri Garr Wiki – Biography
Teri Garr is a retired American actress, singer, comedian, voice artist and dancer. She frequently appeared in comedic roles throughout her career, which spans four decades and includes over 140 credits in film and television. Her accolades include one Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA Award nomination, and one National Board of Review Award.
Teri Garr has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering an unknown medical emergency. The 75-year-old actress was rushed from her San Fernando Valley home around 10:30 am Monday to a local medical center, according to an article by TMZ.
Garr announced in 2002 that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after dealing with symptoms for years.
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Teri Garr Age
Born December 11, 1944Lakewood, Ohio, U.S.
Teri Garr Occupation
Occupation Actress, dancer, comedian, singer, voice artist
Teri Garr Partner
Partner Roger Birnbaum (1979–1983), David Kipper (1983–1990)
Teri Garr Career
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). During her senior year, 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.
Let It Ride (primarily filmed at Hialeah Park Race Track) is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Joe Pytka which starred Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen and Teri Garr, pic.twitter.com/S3RpvpbL01
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Garr returned to the stage in 2000, appearing in numerous Off-Broadway performances of The Vagina Monologues throughout the fall of that year opposite Sanaa Lathan and Julianna Margulies. She subsequently had minor supporting roles in the Christmas comedy film Unaccompanied Minors (2006), and the independent comedies Expired and Kabluey (both 2007)
Teri Garr Hospitalized due to disease
Garr in December 2006 suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that left her in a coma.
She regained her speech and motor skills after therapy and talked about her recovery during a June 2008 visit to the Late Show With David Letterman.
Letterman, 72, asked her if she had learned anything by overcoming the brain aneurysm while coping with MS.
Teri Garr, 75, suffers medical emergency requiring hospitalization in Los Angeles: The 75-year-old actress has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering an unknown medical emergency. https://t.co/cZx2jykSed pic.twitter.com/QiIFCGDHHZ
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Teri Garr Personal Life
In the early 1980s, Garr was in a four-year relationship with film executive Roger Birnbaum. After separating from Birnbaum, Garr was in a seven-year relationship with David Kipper, a physician, to whom she was introduced by Carrie Fisher.
Garr has one daughter, Molly O’Neil, born in November 1993, whom she adopted with her husband, contractor John O’Neil; the two were present on the day their adopted daughter was born. Garr and O’Neil divorced in 1996.
In July 1990, a Los Angeles County judge ordered a female stalker of Garr’s to cease contacting her, as well as to remain 100 yards away from Garr, her home, and her work locations for three years.
In October 2002, Garr publicly confirmed that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. 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 around 1982. 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). In November 2005, Garr was honored as the society’s Ambassador of the Year. The same year, she revealed her treatment regimen for the disease, which included regular steroid injections to help manage symptoms. Closer reported in 2015 that she credited her positive attitude and support of her family as helping her fight the disease.
In December 2006, Garr suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. The aneurysm left Garr in a coma for weeks, but 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.