Anne Meara News: Mom Of Ben Stiller & Wife Of Jerry Stiller Dies at 85 [VIDEO]
Ben and Jerry Stiller have announced that mother and wife, Anne Meara, has passed.
On Sunday, MSN reported that Meara, famed for being half of the Stiller comedy team, has passed, announced by her husband and son.
No details surrounding her death have been provided at this time.
The Stiller family gave a statement that described Jerry Stiller as Meara's "husband and partner in life."
"The two were married for 60 years and worked together almost as long," the statement read.
According to the report, the couple performed as Stiller & Meara on The Ed Sullivan Show and other programs in the sixties. They also won awards for radio and TV commercials that they made together.
Meara was most known for her longtime role on All My Children and her reoccurring roles on Sex and the City and The King of Queens.
She was nominated twice for an Emmy Award for her supporting role in Archie Bunker's Place.
The actress also won a Writers Guild Award for the 1983 TV movie, The Other Woman.
The report said that besides Jerry and Ben Stiller, Meara is also survived by her daughter, Amy, and several grandchildren.
In the interview below, Meara talks about her role in SATC as Cynthia Nixon's mother-in-law. She remembers a scene where she played Steve's mom with Alzheimers where she had to sit in a bathtub.
"He [the director] told me you don't have to worry. We are shooting you from the shoulders, you will have clothes on. She [Cynthia Nixon as Miranda] gives me a bath and I thought it was a terrific scene. The writing was just wonderful."