Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara

Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller
1953 - 2015
Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller  

Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara were married for 60 years before Anne Meara died, leaving behind her partner and 2 children.

They had 2 children, Amy (61) and Ben (57).

On Screen Matchups

Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara were in The Love Boat(1977) together.


American Actor Jerry Stiller was born Gerald Isaac Stiller on 8th June, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 11th May 2020 Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA aged 92. He is most remembered for Pretty Boy in Teacher's Pet, The King of Queens, Seinfeld. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

American Actress Anne Meara was born on 20th September, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 23rd May 2015 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA aged 85. She is most remembered for The King of Queens. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1953 - 14th Sep 1954 1 year, 8 months
Married14th Sep 1954 - 23rd May 2015 60 years, 8 months
Total 1953 - 23rd May 2015 62 years, 5 months

(14 September 1954 - 23 May 2015) (her death) (2 children)
Meara met actor-comedian Jerry Stiller in 1953 and they married the following year. Until he suggested it, she had never thought of doing comedy. "Jerry started us being a comedy team," she said. "He always thought I would be a great comedy partner." They joined the improvisational company The Compass Players (which later became The Second City), and after leaving, formed the comedy team of Stiller and Meara. In 1961 they were performing in nightclubs in New York, and by the following year were considered a "national phenomenon," writes the New York Times.
Their often-improvised comedy routines brought many of their real-life relationship foibles to live audiences. Their skits focused on domestic themes, as did Nichols and May, another comedy team during that period. "They were Nichols and May without the acid and with warmth," notes author Lawrence Epstein. They added a new twist to their comedy act, he adds, by sometimes playing up the fact that Stiller was Jewish and Meara was Catholic.
During the 1970s, Meara and Stiller wrote and performed many radio commercials together for Blue Nun Wine.
Her own 1986 TV sitcom, The Stiller and Meara Show, in which Stiller played the deputy mayor of New York City and Meara portrayed his wife, a television commercial actress, was unsuccessful.
Starting in October 2010, Meara and her husband Jerry Stiller began starring in a Yahoo! web series called Stiller & Meara produced by Red Hour Digital, a production company owned by their son Ben Stiller.
Meara was raised a Roman Catholic, but converted to Reform Judaism six years after marrying Jerry Stiller. She insisted that she did not convert at Stiller's request, but because "Catholicism was dead to me." She took her conversion seriously and studied the Jewish faith in such depth that her Jewish-born husband quipped, "Being married to Anne has made me more Jewish." They discussed how they met and their early career during a guest appearance on the TV game show, What's My Line? in 1968.
son, actor Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller (November 30, 1965), daughter, actress and comedian Amy Stiller (August 9, 1961), and two grandchildren.

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Relationship Timeline

May, 2015 - Breakup

30th November, 1965 - Child

9th August, 1961 - Child

14th September, 1954 - Marriage

1953 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Jerry Stiller
Anne Meara
Jerry Stiller
Anne Meara
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 5" (165 cm)
5' 6" (168 cm)
Hair Color
Salt and Pepper
Eye Color


AmyFemale9th August, 196162 years old
BenMale30th November, 196557 years old

Onscreen Matchups

  • The Love Boat The Love Boat 1977




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