Sunday, May 24, 2015
Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mom of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85
Survived by her husband, two children and several grandchildren
Actress and comedian Anne Meara, who gained fame as half of the comedy team Stiller & Meara and went on to star in TV and film, has died. She was 85.
Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided.
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The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry Stiller as Meara’s “husband and partner in life.”
“The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long,” the statement said.
The couple performed as Stiller & Meara on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and other programs in the 1960s and won awards for the radio and TV commercials they made together.
Celebrities, Comedians Mourn Anne Meara On Twitter After News Of Her Death
Celebrities took to Twitter Sunday to express their grief after learning that actress and comedian Anne Meara died Saturday.
The 85-year-old performer and mother of Ben Stiller touched many: