Sunday, May 24, 2015

Anne Meara (1929-2015)

Hollywood this weekend is mourning the loss of another classic comic genius.

It has come across the wires over the last half-hour that actress-comedienne Anne Meara had passed away at 85. One half of the comedy team, Stiller & Meara, with husband Jerry Stiller, Meara branched out to act in movies and television, with film credits including the original "Fame" (1980), and, with son Ben Stiller, "Zoolander". Her last film role was in the CGI animated feature, "Planes: Fire & Rescue", last year. On TV, she earned an Emmy nomination as a dramatic actress in the short-lived 1975 series, Kate McShane, and later appeared on Archie Bunker's Place, The King of Queens (where Jerry also had a supporting role), and she & Jerry had their own short-lived series in 1986.

Here are Stiller & Meara, early in their careers, on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson:

Rest in peace, Anne. You will be missed.

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