Teri Garr Biography
Birthday: December 11, 1947 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Terry Ann Garr, popularly known as Teri Garr, is a renowned American actress, dancer and singer who is best known for her role in the 1982 American comedy 'Tootsie' for which she was nominated for an Oscar. Garr, who began her career working as a background dancer in movies, made her first significant appearance in the 1974 award winning American psychological thriller 'The Conversation'. After doing roles in several films such as 'Young Frankenstein,' and 'Oh God!,' her popularity rose to new heights after she played a neurotic girlfriend in the 1982 film 'Tootsie'. In 2002, she announced that she was suffering from multiple sclerosis, a disease in which the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged, resulting in physical, mental and psychiatric problems. She also announced that her reason for making it public was to help other people suffering from it, by letting them know that they are not alone, and that there are ways to overcome this illness. She became the National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as well as the National Chair for the Society's Women Against Multiple Sclerosis program. She then suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm in 2006. Though her condition improved significantly later, she has not appeared in any movies or television shows since 2007.