Teddi Siddall was an actress who appeared in several TV shows and movies, such as Grey’s Anatomy, LA Law, and Hill Street Blues. She was also the first wife of actor Gary Cole, best known for his roles in Office Space, Veep, and The West Wing.
Early life and career
Teddi Siddall was born on August 12, 1953, in Evanston, Illinois. She graduated from New Trier High School and attended Northwestern University, where she studied theater. She made her acting debut in 1977, in a TV movie called Having Babies II. She went on to appear in various TV shows, such as Happy Days, MAS*H, Cagney & Lacey, and Cheers.
Siddall was known for her versatility and range as an actress, playing both comedic and dramatic roles. She often portrayed strong, independent, and intelligent women, such as lawyers, doctors, and journalists.
Marriage and divorce
Teddi Siddall married Gary Cole in 1992, after meeting him on the set of a TV movie called Fatal Vision. They had one daughter, Mary, who was born in 1993. Mary was diagnosed with autism at a young age, and Siddall and Cole became advocates for autism awareness and research.
However, their marriage was not without its challenges. Siddall filed for divorce from Cole in June 2017, citing irreconcilable differences. She also requested spousal support and adult child support for Mary, who was 24 at the time.
The divorce was never finalized, as Siddall passed away before it could be settled.
Death and legacy
Teddi Siddall died of natural causes on February 4, 2018, at her home in Studio City, California.
Siddall’s death was mourned by her fans, friends, and family, who remembered her as a talented, kind, and generous person. She was also praised for her contributions to the entertainment industry and her advocacy for autism and other causes. She left behind a legacy of memorable performances and a lasting impact on the lives of many. She was truly a remarkable actress and a wonderful human being.