Celebrated actress and comedienne Anne Meara has passed away at the age of 85. The mother of actor Ben Stiller died on Saturday after a successful 60-year career in entertainment alongside husband, Jerry Stiller. The family has not released further details regarding her death.
In a statement, Meara’s loved ones expressed “Anne’s memory lives on in the hearts of daughter Amy, son Ben, her grandchildren, extended family and friends, and the millions she entertained as an actress, writer and comedienne.”
She was known for her appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, All My Children, Alf, The King of Queens, Sex and the City, and with her son in the 2006 film, Night at the Museum.
Her work was honored with two Emmy nominations for a supporting role on Archie Bunker’s Place and her role as Donna DiGrazi in Homicide.
Meara’s family and fans have voiced an enormous amount of support for the Stiller family as well as acknowledgement of her extensive and impressive resumé of work.
Rest in peace, Anne. Our thoughts are with her friends and family.