Anne Meara RIP

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  • 25.5.15

 Anne Meara, half of the comedy duo Stiller & Meara, died aged 85. She was the wife also comedy partner, Jerry Stiller and mother of actors Ben and Amy Stiller.

Stiller & Meara became very popular in the 1960s for doing their stand-up routines on The Ed Sullivan Show and the Tonight Show. In the seventies they had a 5-minute long syndicated show on the Washington NBC affilliate, that aired right after Saturday Night Live and about then, the duo, particularly Meara, became involved with sitcoms like Rhoda and Archie Bunker's Place. In the eighties they had a chance of their own sitcom, The Stiller And Meara Show, which didn't do well, but Stiller went on to huge success on Seinfeld and Meara got parts in Alf, Murder She Wrote, Murphy Brown, Law & Order and others.

She had also appeared in movies, such as Fame, The Thin Pink Line, The Boys From Brazil, Awakenings, Reality Bites and more.

Here's a couple of clips of the comedy duo Stiller & Meara, first doing a routine on the Tonight Show in the sixties, followed by their appearance on the game show, What's My Line? in 1968.


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