Teri Ann Garr, popularly known as Teri Garr is an American stage and television actress. She made her fortune after appearing in comedy films like Young Frankenstein, Mr. Mom, and Tootsie. Teri Garr is also known as a singer and dancer. Her career pursued when she was a teenager and mesmerised an audience by her performance in nine Elvis Presley musicals. Let us find out more about Teri Garr’s career and net worth in 2018.
Teri Garr Early Life
Teri Ann Garr was born in Lakewood, Ohio, on 11th December 1944. Her father, Eddie Garr was a performer, comedian, and actor in vaudeville genre. Her mother, Phyllis Lind Garr was a stage actress and model. Being surrounded by stage performers, she soon discovered her passion for dancing. She had two elder brothers, Ed and Phil Garr.
Teri Garr lost her father when she was 11 years old. Since then, her mother supported her. She received her education from North Hollywood High School, situated in Northridge and spent most of her time practicing ballet. She mastered other forms of dance and worked as a dancer in Elvis Presley movies.
In 1993, she married a contractor, John O’Neil when their adopted daughter Molly O’Neil was born. Unfortunately, Teri had to divorce in 1996.
Teri Garr Career
During initial days of her career, Teri worked in commercial advertisements. She made several guest appearances in Television shows like Star Trek and That Girl. She got her first break in the Monkee’s film Head in 1968. Mel Broke’s comedy movie ‘Young Frankenstein’ in 1974 presented Teri Garr as a complete actress.
Since then, she appeared in movies like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Oh, God! in 1977, The Black Stallion in 1979, Mr. Mom in 1983, and many more. All of her movies had a decent run on the silver screen.
In 2002, Teri Garr confirmed the rumors of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In 2006, she suffered a brain aneurysm but made a miraculous recovery. She did not make an appearance in any movie since 2007.
Awards and Achievements
In 1983, Teri Garr had an Oscar nomination for Best supporting actress. Her role in the comedy movie Tootsie nominated her for Best supporting actress award on multiple occasions. She was the winner of Best Acting Ensemble reviewed by National Board of Review in 1994 for her role in Pret-a-Porter. She had many nominations for supporting actress throughout her career.
Net Worth of Teri Garr
Teri Garr’s estimated net worth is $6 Million. The primary source of her income is from her appearances in multiple TV shows. She also worked as a voice actress for animated movies.
Teri Garr’s career reflects her dedication towards her passion. The multi-talented veteran woman has a sheer determination towards her goals. It was unfortunate that she was diagnosed with multiple diseases being at the pinnacle of her career. Let us hope that she makes a dramatic return and baffle critics.