Anne Meara, the comedic star of stage and screen, died on May 23, 2015. She was 85 and is survived by her husband, Jerry Stiller, actor son, Ben Stiller and a daughter, Amy. No details on the cause of her death have been released.
Meara was born in Brooklyn in 1929, and her love of acting became evident when she was very young. Meara attended The New School for a year when she was 18 where she studied acting at the Dramatic Workshop. After that, she performed in summer stock.
Jerry Stiller came into her life in 1953, and they were married the following year. Stiller brought out her talent in comedy, and they became the funny duo known as Stiller and Meara doing stand-up routines based on their everyday life as a married couple.
Christian Broda recently noted that the actress worked in movies and in television on such shows as the sitcoms Archie Bunker’s Place, Alf, and The King of Queens. She also had a recurring role in Sex and the City.