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Overview (3)

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA  (natural causes)
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The incredibly gifted comedienne-actress Anne Meara is known for her comedic efforts alongside husband-comedian, Jerry Stiller; together, they were 'Stiller and Meara'; they were original members of the improvisational company, the Compass Players, which later evolved as the Second City Theater. They gained popularity with their skits on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), but the act dissolved following the demise of variety television. Meara went on to offer her talents to a variety of television roles, notably the Golden Globe-winning Sally Gallagher in Rhoda (1974), and Veronica Rooney, an outspoken Irish cook in the hit sitcom A.R.C.H.I.E. (2016). In later years, Meara played reoccurring characters in Sex and the City (1998) and The King of Queens (1998).

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Spouse (1)

Jerry Stiller (14 September 1954 - 23 May 2015) ( her death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (14)

Half of the mixed marriage (Jewish/Irish) comedy team of Stiller and Meara active during the 1960s and 1970s, with Jerry Stiller.
Had two children with Jerry Stiller: Ben Stiller and Amy Stiller. Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor had two children before divorcing, Ella Olivia Stiller and Quinlin Dempsey Stiller.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1993 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie".
Wrote and starred in the hit off-Broadway play "Afterplay" (1995), which also starred, at various times, Jerry Stiller, Rita Moreno, Rue McClanahan and Barbara Barrie.
Anne Meara was the only child of Edward Joseph Meara (1893-1980) and Mary (nee Dempsey) Meara (1894-1941). Mary Meara committed suicide when her daughter was 12 years old.
She and husband Jerry Stiller appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) as Stiller and Meara every two months for a total of 36 times.
Won an Obie Award for the 1955 off-Broadway production "Mädchen in Uniform".
Although Meara converted to Judaism upon their marriage, the main source of Stiller and Meara's material was the differences in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their famous "Hershey Horowitz/Mary Elizabeth Doyle" routines.
Was named as "Queen of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 2000. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, was named "King of Brooklyn" at the same festival.
Had a recurring role as Veronica Olchin on The King of Queens (1998), which also starred her husband Jerry Stiller as Arthur Spooner, with whom Veronica had a love interest.
Meara and husband Jerry Stiller were awarded a joint Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2007.
Anne Meara passed away on May 23, 2015, four months away from what would have been her 86th birthday on September 20. Her remains were cremated and her ashes were sprinkled into Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain State Park.
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
As a child she grew up at 100-15 198th Sreet in Hollis, Queens, New York until the age of six. Her family then move to 69 Hempstead Avenue in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York.

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