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

25 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Actress And Comedian Anne Meara Dies At 85.

LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died at 85. Jerry Stiller, who published an autobiography in 2000 called “Married to Laughter,” has worked extensively in television, notably as George Costanza’s bellowing father in “Seinfeld” and Arthur Spooner on “King of Queens,” and in his son Ben Stiller’s movies, including “Zoolander” and “The Heartbreak Kid.” “Anne’s memory lives on in the hearts of daughter Amy, son Ben, her grandchildren, her extended family and friends, and the millions she entertained as an actress, writer and comedienne,” the family said in the statement. 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. Meara also appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including a longtime role on “All My Children” and recurring roles on “Rhoda,” ”Sex and the City” and “The King of Queens.” She was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for her supporting role on “Archie Bunker’s Place,” along with three other Emmy nods, most recently in 1997 for her guest-starring role on “Homocide.”

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