Teri Garr

Teri Garr

About Teri Garr

Terry Ann 'Teri' Garr (born December 11, 1944) is an American actress and dancer best known for her roles in Young Frankenstein, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Tootsie, Mr. Mom, After Hours, One From the Heart and Friends. Garr was born in Lakewood, Ohio in 1944 (according to some sources). Her father, Eddie Garr (born Edward Leo Gonnoud), was a vaudeville performer, comedian and actor whose career peaked when he briefly took over the lead role in the Broadway drama Tobacco Road. Her mother, Phyllis Lind (nee Emma Schmotzer), was a dancer, a Rockette, wardrobe mistress, and model. Her father was of Irish descent and her maternal grandparents were Austrian immigrants. Early in her career, she was credited, variously, as Terri Garr, Terry Garr, Teri Hope, or Terry Carr.

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