Anne Meara

Actress + Comedienne
Born Sep 20, 1929

Anne Meara is an American actress and comedian. She and Jerry Stiller were a prominent 1960s comedy team, appearing as Stiller and Meara, and are the parents of actor/comedian Ben and actress Amy Stiller.

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1929 Birth Born on September 20, 1929.


1948 18 Years Old The following year, 1948, she began her career as an actress in summer stock.


1953 23 Years Old Meara met actor-comedian Jerry Stiller in 1953 and they married the following year. … Read More


1961 31 Years Old After Nichols and May broke up as a team in 1961, Stiller and Meara were the number one couple comedy team by the late 1960s. … Read More
1963 33 Years Old They released their first LP in 1963, "Presenting America’s New Comedy Sensation: Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara Live at The Hungry I," which became a hit. By 1970, however, they broke up their act because it was affecting their marriage: "I didn't know where the act ended and our marriage began," complained Meara in 1977. … Read More


1975 45 Years Old In 1975 she starred in her own series Kate McShane on CBS, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award, but the series was cancelled after only 10 episodes. … Read More


1986 56 Years Old Her own 1986 TV sitcom, The Stiller and Meara Show, in which Stiller played the deputy mayor of New York City and Meara portrayed his wife, a television commercial actress, was unsuccessful. … Read More


1995 65 Years Old In 1995, Meara branched out to writing with the comedy, After-Play, which became an Off-Broadway production. … Read More
2004 74 Years Old During 2004–05 season series run, she appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
2007 77 Years Old She was the consulting director of J.A.P. – The Jewish American Princesses of Comedy, a 2007 Off-Broadway production that featured live stand-up routines by four female Jewish comics juxtaposed with the stories of legendary performers from the 1950s and 1960s: Totie Fields, Jean Carroll, Pearl Williams, Betty Walker and Belle Barth.
2009 79 Years Old In 2009, Meara wrote her personal life reflections in a New York-focused online blog, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood -- New York City Stories. … Read More
2015 86 Years Old Meara died on May 23, 2015, at her home in Manhattan, at the age of 85. … Read More
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