the 25/05/2015 | 11:58
Ben Stiller is one of Hollywood’s most humorous stars, but these days the popular actor probably won’t feel like laughing. As is now known, Ben Stiller mourns his beloved mother Anne Meara, who died suddenly at the age of 85.
When you see Ben Stiller act in his films, audiences always have the feeling that the likeable actor with the infectious smile must have been born with humor. And if you look closely, it really is. Ben Stiller’s parents are the two successful actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, who had a hit show on American television for years. But now the fun trio has suddenly lost a member.
As the family around Ben Stiller announced in a statement to the public, the well-known actress and comedian died at the age of 85. Ben Stiller’s talent for making audiences laugh comes from his loving mother Anne Meara, among others. She herself became a star in the American television production “Stiller & Meara,” in which she was seen in the 1960s and 1970s alongside her husband, Jerry Stiller, who was also well known.
Ben Stiller: He also owes his talent to his mother
But Ben Stiller’s mother appeared in many other productions around the world. Among other things, she gained fame as a grandmother on the cult series “Alf” and later as a supporting actress on series such as “King of Queens” and “Sex and the City.” In the sitcom “King of Queens,” in which Ben Stiller himself has occasionally taken on a guest role, she was seen as the future wife of Athur Spooner, played by her husband Jerry Stiller. Jerry Stiller and his wife Anne Meara were happily married for 61 years.
We extend our condolences to Ben Stiller and wish him and his family strength during this difficult time. Anne Meara will always be fondly remembered by her family and fans for her acting and humor and will make them laugh. We thank you for that!
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