Anne Meara. 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, director and producer Ben Stiller. She was also featured on stage, in television, and in numerous films, and ...
Anne Meara, Actress: Heavyweights. The incredibly gifted comedienne-actress Anne Meara is known for her comedic efforts alongside husband-comedian, Jerry Stiller; together, they were 'Stiller and Meara'; they were original members of the improvisational company, the Compass Players, which later evolved as the Second City Theater.
Anne Meara was the only child of Edward Joseph Meara (1893-1980) and Mary (nee Dempsey) Meara (1894-1941). Mary Meara committed suicide when her daughter was 12 years old. She and husband Jerry Stiller appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) as Stiller and Meara every two months for a total of 36 times.
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Sep 20, 2021 · Anne Meara. 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, director and producer Ben Stiller. She was also featured on stage, in television, and in numerous films, and ...
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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.
May 24, 2015 · Anne Meara was born in Brooklyn on Sept. 20, 1929, and raised in Rockville Centre on Long Island. An only child, she was the daughter of Edward Meara, a lawyer, and the former Mary Dempsey, who ...
May 26, 2015 · Anne Meara, who died on Saturday at 85, was best known as a comedian, half of Stiller and Meara, her husband being Jerry Stiller. She was also a trained actress, skillful in both comedy and drama.