Comedienne Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dead at 85


By ,  May 24, 2015 

BEL AIR, CA- NOVEMBER 11: (l-r) Ben Stiller and mother Anne Meara pose for a photo at the Yves Saint Laurent Grand classics Screening of 'Sweet Smell of Sucess' hosted by Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor at the Playboy Mansion on November 11, 2004 in Bel Air, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Meara was married to her husband Jerry Stiller, with whom she performed, for 61 years

Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85.

Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller on Sunday released a statement to the Associated Press saying Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided.

The statement described  Jerry Stiller as Meara’s “husband and partner in life” and said the “two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long.”

The couple performed as Stiller & Meara on “The Ed Sullivan Show” (some 36 appearances) and other programs in the 1960s. Meara also appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including recurring roles on “All My Children” and “The King of Queens.”



Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mom of Ben Stiller, Dead at 85

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