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Anne Meara
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Meara in 1975.
Born (1929-09-20)September 20, 1929
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) 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

Meara was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is 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.


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

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