Comedian Anne Meara has died on Saturday at the age of 85. The news was confirmed by her family members. Anne was a part of the “Stiller & Meara” comedy tandem that showed wit and laughter at the same time.
Meara was married to husband Jerry Stiller. The two have been married for 61 years and have worked as a comedy team together. This was according to a statement released by the family of Anne Meara, reported Fox13.
The couple also has children who turned out to be comedians like their parents. This included comic star Ben Stiller as well as her daughter Amy Stiller. Anne Meara is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren.
In the statement, Meara’s family said that her memory would live on in the hearts of her children, Ben and Amy. The statement also added that her memory would always be remembered by her extended family and peers as well as the millions of audiences she has entertained when she was still an actress and later become a comedienne and a writer.
Anne Meara was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1929. Her dreams of becoming a renowned actress started when she took classes under Uta Hagen. Anne wanted to follow the footsteps of Kim Stanley and Maureen Stapleton and Kim Stanley, Fox13 added.
In a 2005 interview with Anne Meara, she confessed how she disdained comedians. However, this all turn the other way around after meeting the Jewish boy, Jerry Stiller.
At that time of the interview, Anne said that she was glad that Jerry and she has become a comedy team. She also added that she was traveling with her stuff during the team when the comic team was newly launched.
The couple has made an impact to the industry in 1960s after frequently performing on TV shows including “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They also created a caricature version of themselves named Hershey Horowitz and Mary Elizabeth Dole.
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