Teri Garr is an American actress, singer, songwriter, comedian and dancer. She started her acting career in the 60’s with the film ‘Head’ and from then on, she got selected to play a starring role in ‘The Conversation’, directed by the esteemed director Francis Ford Coppola. This paved her way to star in ‘Young Frankenstein’, which turned out to be her first major career breakthrough, which put her on the map. By the mid 90’s, she became one of the most in-demand actresses of her generation, and her filmography grew with a series of successful films such as ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, ‘The Black Stallion’, ‘Mr. Mom’, ‘After Hours’, ‘Let it Ride’ and ‘Toutsie’. These are also considered to be her best career roles.
In between her film roles, she kept appearing on TV with smaller stints such as ‘Hullabaloo’, ‘Shindig’, ‘Batman’, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Late Night with David Letterman’. By the turn of the century, she became a character actress and appeared in films such as ‘Life without Dick’, ‘Expired’, Ghost World’ and ‘Unaccompanied Minors’. In 2007, she got paralyzed and bid goodbye to a glorious acting career. Teri Garr also made some career mistakes by appearing in some failure films such as ‘The Moonshine War’, ‘Dumb and Dumber’ and ‘Michael’.