Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Wife of Jerry Stiller, Dies at 85

Anne Meara, one half of the famed husband‐and‐wife comedy team Stiller & Meara and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, has died. She was 85.Her husband, Jerry Stiller, 87, and son said in a statement to the Associated Press that Meara died Saturday. No other details of her death were provided. The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long,the statement said.

Meara, a four-time Emmy Award nominee, also is survived by their oldest child, actress Amy Stiller, and several grandchildren.

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