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'John O'Neil' (November 1993 - 1996) (divorced); 1 adopted daughter
Daughter of actor Eddie Garr and wardrobe mistress Phyllis Garr.
(1977) Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1977" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29.
Daughter Molly born in November 1993. Her marriage to John O'Neil took place on the day her daughter Molly was born.
Continues to work despite the fact that she is battling multiple sclerosis, first diagnosed in 1983.
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Attractive blond actress whose stock-in-trade is her infectious smile and unerring sense of comedic timing. Garr studied drama and dance at California State University at Northridge, eventually making her way to the Actors' Studio in New York. She first appeared on screen as a go-go dancer in Elvis Presley movies, including Fun in Acapulco (1963), Kissin' Cousins (1964), and Viva Las Vegas (1964). She had a small role in the Monkees' movie Head (1968), and a regular supporting spot in TV's "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour." Garr demonstrated her talent in two 1974 supporting roles, in Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation and Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein her comedic abilities were brought to the fore by Brooks, but many of her subsequent roles were "straight" ones. She played Richard Dreyfuss' frustrated wife in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), John Denver's wife in Oh, God! (1977), and young Kelly Reno's mother in The Black Stallion (1979). Coppola wasted her in his abortive One From the Heart (1982), but director Sydney Pollack cast her opposite Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie (1982), and her perform ance netted her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
In the 1980s Garr was active both on the big screen and the TV talk-show circuit, appearing in such pictures as The Black Stallion Returns, Mr. Mom (both 1983), Firstborn (1984), and After Hours (1985). Subsequent feature films, including Miracles (1986), Full Moon in Blue Water, Out Cold (both 1988), Let It Ride (1989), Short Time, Waiting for the Light (both 1990), and Mom and Dad Save the World (1992), have squandered her talent. She has fared better in TV movies-including 1986's Intimate Strangers and 1987's Pack of Lies-which have offered her meatier roles. She has costarred in two TV series, the short-lived "Good and Evil" (1991) and "Good Advice" (1993, with Shelley Long).