Teri Garr

Fun In Acapulco, 1963

Kissin' Cousins, 1964

Viva Las Vegas, 1964

Roustabout, 1964

Clambake, 1967

Born: Terry Ann Garr, December 11, 1945, in Lakewood, Ohio.

Teri in Roustabout
Dancing behind Elvis during
"Carny Town" in Roustabout

with John Denver in Oh God!
It's a crying shame that there's not more webspace devoted to Teri Garr! She's one of those actresses who seemed to be constantly in the public eye from around the mid 70's, and was always appealing in whatever role she played! Teri is probably most familiar as the long-suffering wife in Oh, God!, or as the even-longer-suffering wife in Close Encounters before making it big as the long-suffering friend/lover of Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. She also put up with Michael Keaton as Mr. Mom! I liked her in these films (no, really!), but I think to really appreciate Teri, you've got to dig up a copy of the Monkees' movie , or maybe , where she dances to a Monkees record! Anyway, she's done some interesting stuff during her lengthy career!

With an actor father and a dancer mother, it was not a shocker that Teri went into show business. She studied dance in California State University while appearing on the TV show "Shindig" as well as in five (some sources say nine!) Elvis films! Teri can be seen as a dancer in the films listed above, usually in a "crowd" scene, or in back of Elvis on stage (as in "Roustabout" below). I still have yet to spot her in all of the Elvis films! (So little time!) If you'd like to explore further, check out the Teri Garr page on the My Presley Gallery site.

Teri in Kissin' Cousins
Teri doin' the "Barefoot Ballad" in Kissin' Cousins
Teri in Viva Las Vegas
Clapping along with "What'd I Say" in Viva Las Vegas

After Elvis, Teri went on to make a couple of memorable guest shots, first on "Star Trek", as Roberta Lincoln in "Assignment: Earth", and around the same time, in the Monkees' psychedelic classic, Head (1968). (Her skit was "a western" with Michael Nesmith) This was definitely a wierd flick, but definitely ya-gotta-see-it! She went on from there to do her time on a few TV variety series, before making a big impression in Mel Brooks' classic Young Frankenstein. Her next big break was in 1977, when she appeared in almost interchangable roles in two of the biggest hits of the year, Oh, God! and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In both films, her character had to deal with husbands who were seemingly going bonkers, but she was the one that had to deal with reality (and the kids)! That same year she appeared in Steve Martin's excellent short film, The Absent-Minded Waiter.

Stop complainin'... I'm not done yet!!

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Teri Videos

Fun In Acapulco Kissin' Cousins icon icon buy Pajama Party buy For Pete's Sake! buy Clambake buy Movin' With Nancy buy That Girl - Season 1 buy Head buy Room 222 - Season 1 buy M*A*S*H - Season 2 buy The Conversation buy Young Frankenstein buy Mel Brooks Boxset Collection buy Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood buy Oh God! buy Close Encounters of the Third Kind buy Once Upon A Brothers Grimm buy The Black Stallion buy Mr. Mike's Mondo Video buy Prime Suspect buy Honky Tonk Freeway buy One From The Heart buy Escape Artist buy Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre: Funny Tales buy Tootsie buy The Sting II buy The Black Stallion Returns buy Mr. Mom buy To Catch a King buy First Born buy After Hours buy Pack of Lies buy Full Moon In Blue Water buy Out Cold buy Let It Ride buy Mother Goose Rock N Rhyme buy Waiting For The Light buy Take Down buy Michael buy The Definite Maybe buy Murder Live! buy Night Scream buy A Simple Wish

Teri Soundtracks and Other Stuff

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Fun In Acapulco soundtrack Kissin Cousins soundtrack Viva Las Vegas soundtrack Viva Las Vegas / Roustabout soundtracks Roustabout soundtrack Kissin' Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away, Joe CD Alexander Courage: Star Trek Theme Head soundtrack Young Frankenstein soundtrack Close Encounters Of The Third Kind soundtrack

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