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Her film career began as a series of bit parts (she can be seen as a go-go dancer in 1964 concert film ''Film/TAMIShow'') until she got her big break in 1974's ''Film/TheConversation''. That same year, she had a memorable turn as Inga in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Her other films include ''Film/OhGod'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' (which earned her an Oscar nomination), ''Film/MrMom'', ''Film/ShortTime'', ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''Film/GhostWorld''. She had a recurring role on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as Phoebe's birth mother and was a panelist on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''.

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Her film career began as a series of bit parts (she can be seen as a go-go dancer in 1964 concert film ''Film/TAMIShow'') until she got her big break in 1974's ''Film/TheConversation''. That same year, she had a memorable turn as Inga in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Her other films include ''Film/OhGod'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' (which earned her an Oscar nomination), ''Film/MrMom'', ''Film/ShortTime'', ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Film/ASimpleWish'' ''Film/ASimpleWish'', ''Film/GhostWorld'' and ''Film/GhostWorld''.''Film/OneFromTheHeart''. She had a recurring role on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as Phoebe's birth mother and was a panelist on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''.


Teri Ann Garr (born December 11, 1944 in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American actress, singer and dancer. Her film career began as a series of bit parts (she can be seen as a go-go dancer in 1964 concert film ''Film/TheTAMIShow'') until she got her big break in 1974's ''Film/TheConversation''. That same year, she had a memorable turn as Inga in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Her other films include ''Film/OhGod'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' (which earned her an Oscar nomination), ''Film/MrMom'', ''Film/ShortTime'', ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''Film/GhostWorld''. She had a recurring role on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as Phoebe's birth mother and was a panelist on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''.

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Teri Ann Garr (born December 11, 1944 in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American actress, singer and dancer.

Her film career began as a series of bit parts (she can be seen as a go-go dancer in 1964 concert film ''Film/TheTAMIShow'') ''Film/TAMIShow'') until she got her big break in 1974's ''Film/TheConversation''. That same year, she had a memorable turn as Inga in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Her other films include ''Film/OhGod'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' (which earned her an Oscar nomination), ''Film/MrMom'', ''Film/ShortTime'', ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''Film/GhostWorld''. She had a recurring role on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as Phoebe's birth mother and was a panelist on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''.


Teri Ann Garr (born December 11, 1944 in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American actress, singer and dancer. Her film career began as a series of bit parts until she got her big break in 1974's ''Film/TheConversation''. That same year, she had a memorable turn as Inga in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Her other films include ''Film/OhGod'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' (which earned her an Oscar nomination), ''Film/MrMom'', ''Film/ShortTime'', ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''Film/GhostWorld''. She had a recurring role on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as Phoebe's birth mother and was a panelist on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''.

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Teri Ann Garr (born December 11, 1944 in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American actress, singer and dancer. Her film career began as a series of bit parts (she can be seen as a go-go dancer in 1964 concert film ''Film/TheTAMIShow'') until she got her big break in 1974's ''Film/TheConversation''. That same year, she had a memorable turn as Inga in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Her other films include ''Film/OhGod'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' (which earned her an Oscar nomination), ''Film/MrMom'', ''Film/ShortTime'', ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''Film/GhostWorld''. She had a recurring role on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as Phoebe's birth mother and was a panelist on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''.


Teri Ann Garr is an American actress, singer and dancer. Her film career began as a series of bit parts until she got her big break in 1974's ''Film/TheConversation''. That same year, she had a memorable turn as Inga in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Her other films include ''Film/OhGod'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' (which earned her an Oscar nomination), ''Film/MrMom'', ''Film/ShortTime'', ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''Film/GhostWorld''. She had a recurring role on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as Phoebe's birth mother and was a panelist on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''.

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Teri Ann Garr (born December 11, 1944 in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American actress, singer and dancer. Her film career began as a series of bit parts until she got her big break in 1974's ''Film/TheConversation''. That same year, she had a memorable turn as Inga in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Her other films include ''Film/OhGod'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' (which earned her an Oscar nomination), ''Film/MrMom'', ''Film/ShortTime'', ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''Film/GhostWorld''. She had a recurring role on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as Phoebe's birth mother and was a panelist on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''.


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* OldShame: Garr hated working on [[Recap/StarTrekS2E26AssignmentEarth the episode]] of ''Series/StarTrek'' she was in (largely thanks to Creator/GeneRoddenberry's insistence on her skirt being so short) to the point that she refused to ever speak of it again.

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* OldShame: Garr hated working on [[Recap/StarTrekS2E26AssignmentEarth the episode]] of ''Series/StarTrek'' ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' she was in (largely thanks to Creator/GeneRoddenberry's insistence on her skirt being so short) to the point that she refused to ever speak of it again.


* OldShame: Garr hated working on [[Recap/StarTrekS2E26AssignmentEarth the episode]] of ''Series/StarTrek'' she was in (largely thanks to Creator/GeneRoddenberry's insistence on her skirt being too short) to the point that she refused to ever speak of it again.

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* OldShame: Garr hated working on [[Recap/StarTrekS2E26AssignmentEarth the episode]] of ''Series/StarTrek'' she was in (largely thanks to Creator/GeneRoddenberry's insistence on her skirt being too so short) to the point that she refused to ever speak of it again.


* OldShame: Garr hated working on the episode of ''Series/StarTrek'' she was in (largely thanks to Creator/GeneRoddenberry's insistence on her skirt being too short) that she refused to ever speak of it again.

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* OldShame: Garr hated working on [[Recap/StarTrekS2E26AssignmentEarth the episode episode]] of ''Series/StarTrek'' she was in (largely thanks to Creator/GeneRoddenberry's insistence on her skirt being too short) to the point that she refused to ever speak of it again.

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Teri Ann Garr is an American actress, singer and dancer. Her film career began as a series of bit parts until she got her big break in 1974's ''Film/TheConversation''. That same year, she had a memorable turn as Inga in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Her other films include ''Film/OhGod'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' (which earned her an Oscar nomination), ''Film/MrMom'', ''Film/ShortTime'', ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'', ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''Film/GhostWorld''. She had a recurring role on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as Phoebe's birth mother and was a panelist on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''.

Garr is retired from acting due to being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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* OldShame: Garr hated working on the episode of ''Series/StarTrek'' she was in (largely thanks to Creator/GeneRoddenberry's insistence on her skirt being too short) that she refused to ever speak of it again.

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