Anne Meara

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Anne Meara
Anne Meara 1975.JPG
Meara in 1975.
Born (1929-09-20)September 20, 1929
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died May 23, 2015(2015-05-23) (aged 85)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1954–2015
Spouse(s) Jerry Stiller (1954–2015; her death)
Children Ben Stiller (b. 1965),
Amy Stiller (b. 1961)

Anne Meara (born September 20, 1929 – May 23, 2015[1]) 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.

Early life[change | change source]

Meara was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is the daughter of Irish immigrant parents, Mary (née Dempsey) and Edward Joseph Meara, a lawyer.[2][3][4] Meara was raised in Roman Catholicism, and converted to Reform Judaism six years after marrying Stiller.[5][6]

Death[change | change source]

Meara died on May 23, 2015 at the age of 85 of natural causes.[7]

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