In my younger days, everyone used to tell me I looked like Teri Garr. Frankly, I never saw it. I'd meet people for the first time, and sure enough, they would stumble around, trying to guess the actress I supposedly looked like. I would then say, "Teri Gar?" and yep, that was it. It actually was a compliment because she was so cute.
|I have other photos that look more like her.|
So I grew to really like Teri Garr and NOT because I looked like her - She just always seemed like a fun, sweet person. She was one of my favorites.
I was thinking about her the other day - the first time in a few years and I looked her up. I was saddened to hear that in October 2002, Teri Garr publicly confirmed that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, after years of uncertainty and secrecy. Garr explained her reasons for deciding to go public:
"I'm telling my story for the first time so I can help people. I can help people know they aren't alone and tell them there are reasons to be optimistic because, today, treatment options are available."
In interviews, she has commented that she first started noticing symptoms while in New York filming Tootsie.
In 2006 she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. After therapy, she regained her affected speech and motor skills and in 2008 appeared on Late Show with David Letterman to promote Expired, a 2007 film in which she played a set of twins. She has not acted in films or television since 2007.
Well, bless her heart! I do recall hearing she was sick, but I guess it didn't sink in with me. She still is one of my favorites and more so than ever. I wish her well.