Teri Garr

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Teri Garr (born December 11, 1949 in Lakewood, Ohio) is a United States actress.

One of her most acclaimed roles was in Tootsie, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress in 1982. Her movie debut was in the 1963 film A Swingin' Affair as an extra. In her early career, she appeared in a number of Elvis Presley movies, usually in uncredited roles. She had a cameo appearance as a damsel in distress in The Monkees film, Head, and in the mid-1970s, had significant roles in major films such as The Conversation and Young Frankenstein.

She has also appeared frequently on television. A notable early appearance was in the Star Trek episode "Assignment: Earth" in 1968. She played a recurring character in McCloud and was also a regular on several variety shows in the early 1970s including The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show and The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour . She hosted Saturday Night Live on three occasions in the early and mid-1980s. She played a recurring character in Friends, the estranged birth mother of Phoebe Buffay, in the late-1990s.

She has continued to work in spite having suffered from a case of multiple sclerosis since 1983, a case which wasn't diagnosed until 1999.

Early on in her career, she was sometimes credited as Terri Garr, Terry Garr, Teri Hope, or Terry Carr.

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