Anne Meara, one half of ‘Stiller & Meara’ and mother of Ben Stiller, dies

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller attend the 2012 Made In NY Awards at Gracie Mansion on June 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

(May 24, 2015) — Comedy great Anne Meara, one half of the comedy team “Stiller & Meara,” died at 85 on Saturday, her family said.

Meara and her husband, Jerry Stiller, performed as the comedy team “Stiller & Meara” on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and other programs in the 1960s. They were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long, a family statement said.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, comedian Ben Stiller and daughter Amy, and grandchildren.

“Anne’s memory lives on in the hearts of daughter Amy, son Ben, her grandchildren, her extended family and friends, and the millions she entertained as an actress, writer and comedienne,” the family statement said.

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