possible mis-information on birth year of actress Terri Gardner

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I have a question concerning the birthdate of deceased actress Terri Gardner. If anyone does not know who she was, she most famously played roles as Patsy Cline's blonde best friend and back-up singer in "Sweet Dreams". She also played the role of Alice Peet alongside Patrick Swayze in the Civil-War epic "North & South". The question & confusion that I have is with the actress's birthdate. She was supposedly born on December 13, 1919, and died on August 15, 2000 at the age of 80. Now, I have "Sweet Dreams" on stored on my DVR. And, I am looking at her next to Jessica Lange and very confused by her age during her in that movie and in "North & South". If the was 80 in year 2000 at time of her death given that both movies were made in 1985, that would have put the actress about the age 66. I am sorry but I can't believe looking her in Sweet Dreams and the scenes with her and Jessica Lange being side-by-side, she looked more like a woman in her late 20s-mid 30's almost. Now, she may have looked incredibly good for her age or may found the fountain of youth, but I highly doubt it. I not only have studied the actress's face in Sweet Dreams, but I also studied her neck, arms and even hands as well. I am sorry but she did not look like a 66 year old woman in 1985. I think somebody might have made a mistake in posting the year of her birth which was 1919. But, I would like to know where did IMDB get the information from about her birth and death from? And, if it is accurate I will respect the information that is given. I am just very confused given the actress's supposed age and year of her birth. If anyone can go to her database page and look at her birthdate and death date and then go watch either Sweet Dreams or North & South, you will see what I mean about the confusion of her age and year of birth. I am sorry I don't mean to be critical here, but I am just more confused on her birthdate year than anything and watching her on screen thinking "that can't be". I know I am not actress, but I wouldn't want somebody to post the birthdate year to make me sound much older that I supposedly was during the time of my death in local obituary section. Thank you very much for your time & help and assistance. I hope get an answer to clear this information up. Have a good evening!

Sincerely,

Katie :D
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There is a thread on it here, which also suggests that not only was she not born in 1919, but she isn't dead:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0307119/bo...

More digging is needed.
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Thank you very much for replying and giving me the link. I am new member, so I did not know that there was already a thread there. But that is music to my ears that one she was not born in 1919, and two thankfully she is still alive. But, the information totally needs to be updated. I don't know who is responsible for the either staff on IMDB or someone else. But, thank you again for replying!

Sincerely,

Katie :D
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The tricky thing is that it seems like the dates need to be scrubbed which is tricky as they processing staff would prefer it if people updated the details. I do notice someone on that thread said they'd spoken to her and suggested she update her information, which is one way to go. It might be staff see this and look into it, so they can sort it out.

I did look around, but there is little information about her online, but is she on social media where someone could get a message to her?

A little more research might solve this. I'll see if I can dig anything up.

If no one has intervened on this in the next few day, it might be an idea to flag this up on the Contributors Help forum, as there are knowledgeable users on there too (and it might help it get spotted by staff). Until then, some digging is in order...
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The dates listed for her are actually the birth and death dates of a British drag queen of the same name, although (s)he more often spelt the name Terri GardEner.
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I went to high school with her. She was born in 1952.