Anne Meara Stiller (September 20, 1929 – May 23, 2015) was an American actress and comedian. Along with her husband Jerry Stiller, she was one-half of a prominent 1960s comedy team, Stiller and Meara. Their son is actor Ben Stiller. She was also featured on stage, in television, and in numerous films, and later she became a playwright.
Anne Meara (born September 20, 1929 – May 23, 2015) was an American actress and comedian. She and Jerry Stiller were a 1960s comedy team, appearing as Stiller and Meara, and are the parents of actor/comedian Ben Stiller and actress Amy Stiller
Anne Meara (New York, 20 settembre 1929 – New York, 23 maggio 2015) è stata un' attrice e comica statunitense.
Anne Meara played Veronica Rooney, a cook on Archie Bunker's Place from 1979–82. She often made wisecracks and gave Archie a hard time. She insisted that Archie also hire her openly gay nephew Fred as a waiter to help him pay for law school.
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Meara was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of parents of Irish descent, Mary (née Dempsey) (1896-1941) and Edward Joseph Meara (1894-1979), a lawyer. An only child, she was raised in Rockville Centre, New York, on Long Island. When Anne was 12 years old, her mother committed suicide. When she was 18, Meara spent a year studying acting at the Dramatic Workshop at The New School in Manhattan. The following year, 1948, she began her career as an actress in summer stock.
Meara met actor-comedian Jerry Stiller in 1953, and they married in 1955, after a two-year relationship. Until he suggested it, she had never thought of doing comedy. "Jerry started us being a comedy team," she said. "He always thought I would be a great comedy partner." They joined the improvisational company The Compass Players (which later became The Second City), and after leaving, formed the comedy team of Stiller and Meara. In 1961, they were performing in night...
Television, stage, film, video
During the 1970s, Meara and Stiller wrote and performed many radio commercials together for Blue Nun Wine. She had a recurring role on the sitcom Rhoda as airline stewardess Sally Gallagher, one of the title character's best friends. She also had a small role as Mrs. Curry opposite Laurence Olivier in The Boys from Brazil (1978). In 1975, she starred in her own series Kate McShane on CBS, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award, but the series was cancelled after 10...
Writing and consulting
In 1995, Meara wrote the comedy After-Play, which became an off-Broadway production. In her later years, she portrayed recurring roles on the television shows Sex and the City (as Mary Brady) and The King of Queens (as Veronica Olchin). During the 2004–05 season, she appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She was the consulting director of J.A.P. – The Jewish American Princesses of Comedy, a 2007 off-Broadway production that featured live stand...
Religion, marriage, family
Meara was born, baptised and raised a Roman Catholic. She converted to Judaism six years after marrying Stiller. She insisted that she did not convert at Stiller's request, explaining, "Catholicism was dead to me." She took her conversion seriously and studied the Jewish faith in such depth that her Jewish-born husband quipped, "Being married to Anne has made me more Jewish." They discussed how they met and their early career during a guest appearance on the TV game s...
Meara died on May 23, 2015, at her home in Manhattan at the age of 85. No exact cause was provided, but some sources cite "natural causes".
1. Love, Loss and What I Wore(April 27, 2011 – May 28, 2011, rotating cast) 2. "Down the Garden Paths" (November 19, 2000 – January 14, 2001, playwright) 3. "After-Play" (1995, playwright & and also played Terry Guteman from May 16, 1995 – April 28, 1996, As playwright, she won the 1995 Outer Critics Circle Award John Gassner Award) 4. "Anna Christie" (1993, as Marthy Owen; Tony Award nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Play) 5. "Eastern Standard" (1988, as May Logan) 6. "Romeo and Juliet"...
1. I'd Rather Eat Pants, National Public Radio, 2002 2. Dining Alone (Blue Nun wine ad with Jerry Stiller, winner Clio Award, 1975)Stiller & Meara YahoopodcastAnne Meara on IMDbAnne Meara at the TCM Movie DatabaseAnne Meara at the Internet Broadway Database
Anne Meara A Wikipédiából, a szabad enciklopédiából Anne Meara Stiller (Brooklyn, 1929. szeptember 20., – Manhattan, 2015. május 23.) amerikai színésznő, humorista. Férjével, Jerry Stillerrel közösen évekig a Stiller and Meara humortársulatban szerepelt.
The hyperlink for the 1983 television movie starring Anne Meara actually takes you to a page of an episode of the TV series Lost, not to the movie that's intended. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 20:58, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
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Anne was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Irish immigrant parents, Mary (née Dempsey) and Edward Joseph Meara, a lawyer. Meara was raised in Roman Catholicism, and converted to Reform Judaism six years after marrying Stiller.She has long stressed that she did not convert at Stiller's request, but because "Catholicism was dead to me." She took the conversion seriously and studied the faith in such depth that her Jewish-born husband quipped, "Being married to Anne has made me more Jewish." Anne has written about her mother's death and her childhood experiences at Catholic boarding school.
Anne was married to husband Jerry Stiller for 61 years, from 1954 until her death in 2015. Both were members of the improvisational comedy company The Compass Players (which later became The Second City), and the pair, as the comedy team Stiller and Meara, brought many of their real-life relationship foibles to bear on their often-improvised comedy routines. After some years honing the act, Stiller and Meara became regulars on The Ed Sullivan Showand other TV programs. Their career declined,...
She was the consulting director of J.A.P. - The Jewish American Princesses of Comedy, a 2007 Off-Broadway production that features live stand-up routines by four female Jewish comics juxtaposed with the stories of legendary performers from the 1950s and 1960s: Totie Fields, Jean Carroll, Pearl Williams, Betty Walker and Belle Barth. Starting in October 2010, Meara and her husband Jerry Stiller began starring in a Yahoo! web series called Stiller & Meara produced by Red Hour Digital, a product...
Meara died of natural causes at the age of 85 on May 23, 2015 at her home in Manhattan, New York.↑ Interfaith Family.com: "A Pint of Guinness, A Cup of Manischevitz: Some Irish/Jewish Connections" by Nate BloomMarch 17, 2009↑ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/41/Anne-Meara.htmlAnne Meara Biography (1929-)↑ E.J. Meara, Creator Of Comedy Skits, 73, New York Times article, 1966-12-16.↑ Ben Stiller : 'Doing comedy is scaryby Leslie O'Toole for The Independent, 2006-12-22 accessed 2006-12-22.
Ben Stiller Stiller at the May 2019 Montclair Film Festival Born Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (1965-11-30) November 30, 1965 (age 55) New York City, U.S. Education Calhoun School Occupation Actor comedian producer director writer Years active 1975–present Organization The Stiller Foundation Spouse(s) Christine Taylor (m. 2000; sep. 2017) Children 2 Parent(s) Jerry Stiller Anne Meara Family ...