Garr, Teri 1949(?)–

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Garr, Teri 1949(?)–

(Terry Carr, Terri Garr, Terry Garr, Terry Ann Garr, Teri Hope)


Full name, Teri Ann Garr; born December 11, 1949 (some sources cite 1944), in Los Angeles, CA (some sources cite Lakewood, OH); daughter of Eddie (an actor and vaudeville performer; original name Eddie Gonnaud) and Phyllis (a dancer, wardrobe mistress, and model; maiden name, Lind) Garr; married John O'Neil (a contractor), November, 1993 (divorced, 1996); children: Molly. Education: Studied drama and speech at California State University, Northridge; studied acting with Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg; studied dance.

Addresses: AgentWilliam Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—PMK/HBH, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (some sources cite 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).

Career: Actress. Dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and the Los Angeles Ballet; appeared in advertisements. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, first national chair of Women against MS program, 2004; affiliated with social causes. Also known as Terry Carr and Terry Ann Garr.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Saturn Award, best actress—fantasy, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1978, for Oh, God!; Academy Award nomination, best actress in a supporting role, 1983, and Film Award nomination, best supporting actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1984, both for Tootsie; CableACE Award nomination, actress in a dramatic presentation, 1983, for "The Tale of the Frog Prince," Faerie Tale Theater; National Board of Review Award (with others), best acting by an ensemble, 1994, for Pret-a-Porter; Dorothy Corwin Spirit of Life Award, Southern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2004.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Extra, Fun in Acapulco (also known as Vacation in Acapulco), Paramount, 1963.

A Swingin' Affair (also known as Rebel in the Ring), Emerson Film Enterprises, 1963.

(Uncredited) College student (some sources cite carnival dancer), Roustabout, Paramount, 1964.

(Uncredited) Dancer in shipboard number, What a Way to Go! (also known as I Love Louisa), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964.

(Uncredited) Extra, Kissin' Cousins, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964.

(Uncredited) Go go dancer, The T.A.M.I. Show (documentary; also known as Teen Age Command Performance), American International Pictures, 1964.

(As Teri Hope) Pajama girl, Pajama Party (also known as The Maid and the Martian), American International Pictures, 1964.

(Uncredited) Showgirl, Viva Las Vegas (also known as Love in Las Vegas and Only Girl in Town), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964.

Harem girl, John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965.

(Uncredited) Nightclub dancer, Red Line 7000, Para mount, 1965.

For Pete's Sake!, WorldWide Pictures, 1966.

Dancer, Clambake, United Artists, 1967.

(Uncredited) One of Hallie's friends, The Cool Ones (also known as Cool Baby, Cool!), Warner Bros., 1967.

(As Terri Garr) Terri, Maryjane, American International Pictures, 1968.

Testy True, Head, Columbia, 1968.

(As Terry Garr) Waitress, Changes, Cinerama Releasing, 1969.

(As Terry Garr) Tourist's young wife, The Moonshine War, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970.

Amy Fredericks, The Conversation, Paramount, 1974.

Inga, Young Frankenstein (also known as Frankenstein Jr.), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.

Fluffy Peters, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (also known as Won Ton Ton), Paramount, 1976.

Robbie Landers, Oh, God!, Warner Bros., 1977.

Ronnie Neary, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (also known as CE3K, The Close Encounter of the Third Kind, and Watch the Skies), Columbia, 1977, revised version released as Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Special Edition.

Susan Cates, The Absent-Minded Waiter (short film), 1977.

Margaret Lightman, Witches' Brew (also known as Which Witch Is Which?), United Artists, 1978.

Alec's mother, The Black Stallion, United Artists, 1979.

Waitress, Java Junkie, 1979.

Ericka Kramer, Honky Tonk Freeway, Universal/Anchor, 1981.

Arlene, The Escape Artist, Orion/Warner Bros., 1982.

Frannie, One from the Heart, Columbia, 1982.

Sandy Lester, Tootsie, Columbia, 1982.

Wrong Is Right (also known as The Man with the Deadly Lens), 1982.

Alec's mother, The Black Stallion Returns, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983.

Caroline Butler, Mr. Mom (also known as Mr. Mum), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Veronica, The Sting II, Universal, 1983.

Wendy, Firstborn (also known as First Born and Moving In), Paramount, 1984.

Julie, After Hours (also known as Lies), Warner Bros., 1985.

Jean Briggs, Miracles, Orion, 1987.

Louise, Full Moon in Blue Water, Trans World, 1988.

Sunny Cannald, Out Cold (also known as Where's Ernie?), Hemdale, 1988.

Stiffs, 1988.

Pam Trotter, Let It Ride, Paramount, 1989.

Carolyn Simpson, Short Time, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990.

Kay Harris, Waiting for the Light, Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Marge Nelson, Mom and Dad Save the World (also known as Dick and Marge Save the World), Warner Bros., 1992.

Herself, The Player, Fine Line Features, 1992.

Helen Swanson, Dumb and Dumber (also known as Dumb & Dumber and Dumb Happens), New Line Cinema, 1994.

Lisa, Save the Rabbits (short film), 1994.

Louise Hamilton, Pret-a-Porter (also known as Pret-a-Porter: Ready to Wear and Ready to Wear), Miramax, 1994.

Laney Tolbert, Perfect Alibi (also known as Where's Mommy Now?), WarnerVision Films, 1995.

Connie, Changing Habits, Initial Entertainment Group, 1996.

Judge Esther Newberg, Michael, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Dionne Waters, The Definite Maybe, 1997.

Rena, A Simple Wish (also known as The Fairy Godmother), Universal, 1997.

Fanny, Casper Meets Wendy, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 1998.

Helen Lorenzo, Dick (also known as Dick, les coulisses de la presidence), Columbia, 1999.

Mrs. Livingston, Kill the Man, Fresh Produce Company/Summit Entertainment, 1999.

Voice of Mary McGinnis, Batman Beyond: The Movie (animated), 1999.

(Uncredited) Maxine, Ghost World, United Artists, 2000.

Mona Hall, The Sky Is Falling, Showcase Entertainment, 2000.

Voice of Mrs. Mary McGinnis, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (animated; also known as Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker and Return of the Joker), Warner Bros., 2000.

Madame Hugonaut, Life without Dick, TriStar, 2001.

Herself, Searching for Debra Winger (documentary), Lion Gates Films, 2002.

Voice of Mayor Molly Quinn, Aloha, Scooby Doo (animated), Warner Home Video, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dancer, Shindig, ABC, c. 1964–66.

Regular, The Ken Berry "Wow" Show (also known as Ken Berry's "Wow"), ABC, 1972.

Mabel, Banyon, NBC, 1972–73.

Regular, The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour, ABC, 1973.

Amber, The Girl with Something Extra, NBC, 1973–74.

Regular performer, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, CBS, 1973–74.

Regular performer, The Sonny Comedy Revue (also known as The Sonny Comedy Review), ABC, 1974.

Herself, Cher, CBS, 1975–76.

The Sonny and Cher Show, CBS, 1976–77.

Denise Sandler, Good and Evil, ABC, 1991.

Paige Turner, Good Advice, CBS, 1994.

Sissy Emerson, Women of the House, CBS, 1995.

Voice of Mary McGinnis, Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future and Batman Tomorrow), WB, 1999–2001.

Regular panelist, I've Got a Secret, Oxygen, beginning 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Talon Kensington, Fresno, CBS, 1986.

Host, "Pacific Coast Highway," Great Drives (documentary), PBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Rita Wusinski, Law and Order, NBC, 1976.

Princess, Once upon a Brothers Grimm, 1977.

Kelli Fisher, Doctor Franken (also known as The Franken Project), NBC, 1980.

Amy McCleary, Prime Suspect (also known as Cry of Innocence), CBS, 1982.

Hannah Winter, To Catch a King, HBO, 1984.

The History of White People in America, Part I, Cinemax, 1985.

Sally Bierston, Intimate Strangers, CBS, 1986.

Jill, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, The Disney Channel, 1990.

Randi Thompson, Stranger in the Family (also known as My Son's Memories), ABC, 1991.

Susan Woolley, Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View (also known as Take Down), CBS, 1992.

Brenda Burrows, Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert (also known as Fugitive Nights), NBC, 1993.

Cindy Dubroski, Double Jeopardy (also known as Victim of the Night), CBS, 1996.

Elizabeth Monroe, Ronnie and Julie (also known as Ronnie & Julie and Ronnie et Julie), Showtime, 1997.

Joanna McGrath, Murder Live!, NBC, 1997.

Julie Ordwell, Night Scream, NBC, 1997.

Lee Dilley, Half a Dozen Babies (also known as Life's Little Struggles), ABC, 1999.

Voice of Mary McGuinnes, Batman Beyond: The Movie (animated), 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Uncredited) Dancer, Movin' with Nancy, NBC, 1967.

Herself, The Making of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (documentary), 1977.

Mary Hawley, "John Steinbeck's 'The Winter of Our Discontent'" (also known as "The Winter of Our Discontent"), Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1983.

"Death at Dinner," The Booth, PBS, 1985.

Guest, Deja Vu, syndicated, 1985.

The Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1985.

David Letterman's Second Annual Holiday Film Festival, NBC, 1986.

Helen Schaefer, "Pack of Lies," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1987.

David Letterman's Old-Fashioned Christmas, NBC, 1987.

"Martin Mull Live! From North Ridgeville," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1987.

"Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim," On Location, HBO, 1987.

Helen Eagles, "Teri Garr in Flapjack Floozie," Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1988.

Host, Jackie Gleason: The Great One (also known as How Sweet It Is: A Wake for Jackie Gleason), CBS, 1988.

Memories Then and Now, CBS, 1988.

Host, Celebration of Country, ABC, 1991.

Host, Love Laughs, Lifetime, 1991.

Herself, The Best of Disney: Fifty Years of Magic, ABC, 1991.

Math: Who Needs It?, PBS, 1991.

TGIF Comedy Preview, ABC, 1991.

Herself, The Full Wax, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1992.

David Steinberg's Biased and Insensitive Review of the Year, Arts and Entertainment, 1992.

Edna Doe, The Whole Shebang (short), Arts and Entertainment, 1993.

Host, Growing Up Scared: Giving Childhood Back to Our Kids, NBC, 1994.

Mrs. Bickerstaff, Aliens for Breakfast, ABC, 1995.

Celebrity First Loves, Fox, 1995.

The NFL at 75: An All-Star Celebration, ABC, 1995.

Shining Time Station Family Special: One of the Family, PBS, 1995.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Testy True from Head, Hey Hey We're the Monkees (documentary), The Disney Channel, 1997.

AFI's 100 Years … 100 Movies, CBS, 1998.

Barney's First Adventures, Fox, 1998.

Roberta Lincoln, Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments, UPN, 1999.

Radio City Music Hall: The Story Behind the Show-place, American Movie Classics, 1999.

Steve Martin: A Comic Life, Comedy Central, 1999.

Herself, AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (also known as AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs), CBS, 2000.

National Memorial Day Concert, PBS, 2000.

The Great American History Quiz: America at War, History Channel, 2001.

Elvis Forever (documentary), PBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1986.

The Movie Awards, CBS, 1991.

Presenter, The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993.

The Seventh Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1993.

The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, NBC, 1995.

Presenter, Lifetime Presents Disney's American Teacher Awards, Lifetime, 2000.

Presenter, The 2000 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Bravo and Independent Film Channel, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Lisa, "How Does Your Garden Grow?," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1964.

"With Hellfire and Thunder: Part 1," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1965.

(Uncredited) Girl, "Instant Freeze," Batman, CBS, 1966.

Girl, "Rats Like Cheese," Batman, CBS, 1966.

April, "Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder," That Girl, ABC, 1967.

(As Terry Garr) Estelle, "This Little Piggy Had a Ball," That Girl, ABC, 1967.

Cashier, "Miss Farmerette," Mayberry R.F.D., CBS, 1968.

(As Terri Garr) Girl, "The Wedding," The Andy Griffith Show (also known as Andy of Mayberry), CBS, 1968.

(As Terry Garr) Roberta Lincoln, "Assignment: Earth," Star Trek, NBC, 1968.

(As Terry Garr) Maggie Philbin, "The Beautiful People," It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1969.

(As Terry Garr) Maggie Philbin, "Guess Who's Coming to Rio?," It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1969.

Marianne, "Naked Came We into the World," Room 222, ABC, 1969.

(As Terry Garr) "Two on the Aisle," The Mothers-in-Law, NBC, 1969.

Mabel, "A Date with Death," Banyon, NBC, 1972.

Ethel, "The Odyssey Couple," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1973.

Lieutenant Suzanne Marquette, "The Sniper," M∗A∗S∗H, CBS, 1973.

Miss Brennan, "Confessions of an Orthodontist," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1973.

Miss Brennan, "Emily in for Carol," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1973.

Police sergeant Phyllis Norton, "The Solid Gold Swingers," McCloud, NBC, 1973.

"Turning Pro," The New Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1973.

Engineer, "Robert's Hero Worship," Paul Sand in "Friends and Lovers" (also known as Friends and Lovers), CBS, 1974.

Flight insurance agent, "Felix Flies," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1974.

Maria, "Image in a Cracked Mirror," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1974.

Sergeant Phyliss Norton, "This Must Be the Alamo," McCloud, NBC, 1974.

Mrs. Carlson, "Viv's Dog," Maude, CBS, 1975.

Sergeant Phyliss Norton, "Return to the Alamo", McCloud, NBC, 1975.

(Uncredited) Diner waitress, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1979.

Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1980, 1983, 1985.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986.

The princess, "The Tale of the Frog Prince," Faerie Tale Theater (also known as Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theater"), Showtime, 1982.

Herself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, various episodes from 1983 to 1993.

Robin Stone, "Drive, She Said," Trying Times, PBS, 1987.

Herself, Wogan, BBC, 1987.

Marsha Pegler, "A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder" (also known as "Darling, Let's Kill the Neighbors," "Honey, Let's Kill the Neighbors," and "A Perfect Murder"), The Don and Judy Show, NBC, 1991.

"The Trap" (also known as "Carrion Death" and "Loved to Death"), Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1991.

Voice of Selena, "The Ring of Truth," The Legend of Prince Valiant (animated; also known as Prince Valiant), Family Channel, c. 1992.

Voice of Selena, "The Sage," The Legend of Prince Valiant (animated; also known as Prince Valiant), Family Channel, c. 1992.

The duchess, Adventures in Wonderland, The Disney Channel, c. 1992.

Sandra McCadden, "And Bimbo Was His Name-O," Dream On, HBO, 1992, also broadcast on Fox.

Herself, "The Breakdown: Part 2," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993.

Herself, "Bump in the Night", Murphy Brown, CBS, 1993.

Voice of Nancy (a guest caller), "She's the Boss", Frasier, NBC, 1993.

Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997.

Voice of Vanessa La Pert, "It's the Thing of the Principal," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1994.

She TV, ABC, 1994.

Storytime, PBS, 1994.

American Cinema, PBS, 1995.

Carol, "Christmas," Men Behaving Badly, NBC, 1996.

Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Phoebe Abbot, "The One at the Beach," Friends, NBC, 1997.

Herself, "Time Machine", The Weird Al Show, CBS, 1997.

Witch Yenta, "Dante's Inferno," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), ABC, 1997.

Phoebe Abbot, "The One with Phoebe's Uterus," Friends, NBC, 1998.

"Gene Hackman: Portrait of an Artist," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1998.

Herself, Instant Comedy with the Groundlings, FX Channel, multiple episodes, c. 1998.

Celinda Randlett, "Getting to Know You", ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1999.

Voice of herself, "Pullman Square," Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1999.

"A Sandpiper to Bring You Joy/The Cap/Starlight, Starbright/The Gift …," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX TV, 1999.

Sonny Bono: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Network, 1999.

Voice of Laney, "Bill of Sales", King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2000.

Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn (documentary), Lifetime, 2000.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Patricia Heaton (documentary), Lifetime, 2000.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Teri Garr (documentary), Lifetime, 2000.

Dr. Zwick, "It's Raining Men," Felicity, The WB, 2001.

Mimi Stark, "Control Group," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2001.

Herself, "Teri Garr: Comic Appeal," Biography (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Herself, "World Trade Center Benefit," Weakest Link, NBC, 2001.

Tess Malone, "A Colder Kind of Death" (also known as "Manipulation"), Criminal Instincts (also known as Criminal Instinct: A Colder Kind of Death and Criminal Instinct: Manipulation), Lifetime, 2001.

"Dustin Hoffman: First in His Class," Biography (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Wilma, The Downer Channel, NBC, 2001.

Herself, Mad TV, Fox, 2002.

Herself, Larry King Live, Cable News Network, c. 2002.

Abigail Portinbody, "Buy This Book," Life with Bonnie, ABC, 2003.

Helen, "Coffee," Greetings from Tucson, The WB, 2003.

Voice of Sandy Gordon, "Toy Scary Boo," What's New, Scooby-Doo? (animated), The WB, 2003.

Herself, Ask Rita, syndicated, 2003.

Appeared as herself, "Teen Idols," Sidewalks Entertainment (also known as Sidewalks and Sidewalks Entertainment Hour), syndicated; in The Dennis Miller Show; Famous Homes and Hideaways, Fine Living; The Pet Shop; and Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's "Sin City Spectacular"), FX Channel.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Susie, "The Mystery of the Chinese Junk," The Hardy Boys, NBC, 1967.

Denise, Good and Evil, ABC, 1991.

An American Saturday Night, ABC, 1991.

Clancy Allen, Death and Taxes, NBC, 1993.

Edna Time, Fox, 1993.

Mrs. McVoid, The Downer Channel, 2001.

Mother-in-law, Bliss, NBC, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Billie Moore, Broadway, Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, 1978.

Helen, One Crack Out, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1978.

"The Good Parts," Second Annual New Plays Festival, Actors Studio, New York City, 1979.

Ladyhouse Blues, Queens Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985.

"Play," and Mommy, "The American Dream," 50/60 Vision: Plays and Playwrights That Changed the Theatre! Thirteen Plays in Repertory, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1989–90.

Major Tours:

Toured as a dancer in West Side Story, U.S. cities.



Mr. Mike's Mondo Video, New Line Cinema, 1979.

Do It Debbie's Way, Paul Brownstein Productions, 1983.

Susan Cates in the short film The Absent-Minded Waiter, Steve Martin Live, 1986.

Narrator, The Dream Studio (short documentary), American Zoetrope, 2004.

Video Games:

Madame Cassandra, Black Dahlia, 1998.

Music Videos:

Ray Parker, Jr., "Ghostbusters," 1984.



Newsmakers, Gale, 1988.


Cosmopolitan, July, 1983, p. 72.

Entertainment Weekly, February 17, 1995, p. 49.

Glamour, September, 1983, p. 346.

Interview, May, 1990, p. 32.

More, June, 1999, p. 168.

People Weekly, February 21, 1983, p. 43; October 28, 1991, p. 89; November 8, 1999, p. 57.

Playboy, May, 1988, p. 114.

Redbook, August, 1990, p. 66.

Starlog, December, 1991.