‘Young Frankenstein’ surviving cast member, Teri Garr battles with Multiple Sclerosis
Retired American actress, comedian, dancer, and singer, Teri Ann Garr was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She is currently battling the illness.
The ‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’ cast member and Mel Brooks are the only surviving cast member.
Garr frequently appeared in comedic roles throughout her career, which spans four decades and includes over 140 credits in film and television. Her accolades include an Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA Awardnomination, and a National Board of Review Award.
Her movie debut was as an extra in ‘A Swingin’ Affair’ (1963). During her senior year, she auditioned for the cast of the Los Angeles road company production of West Side Story, where she met one of the most important people in her early career, David Winters, who became her friend, dance teacher, and mentor. Winters cast her in many of his early movies and projects.
In 2006, Garr published an autobiography, ‘Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood’, which details her career and health struggles after her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
Garr last acted on television in 2011. She appeared at the 19th Annual Race to Erase MS event in 2012.