She then appeared in a dramatic role in 's film Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 as the wife of 's character; in 1977 as the wife of 's character; and the drama 1979 as the mother of the boy protagonist.
Her father, Eddie Garr born Edward Leo Gonnoud , : 68 was a performer, comedian, and actor, whose career peaked when he briefly took over the lead role in the drama.
After separating from Birnbaum, Garr was in a seven-year relationship with David Kipper, a physician, to whom she was introduced by.
For her role, she was nominated for an.
In a very short skirt.
Her father was of Irish descent and her maternal grandparents were Austrian immigrants.
Garr last acted on television in 2011.