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Ben Stiller Actor's mother dies at 85

Anne Meara, an actress and comedienne died on Saturday, May 23

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Ben Stiller and mother Anne Meara play

Ben Stiller and mother Anne Meara

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Hollywood actor, Ben Stiller has lost his mother, Anne Meara, who died on Saturday, May 23 at age 85.

The actor and his dad, Jerry Stiller confirmed the sad news to the Associated Press that the actress and former comedienne on May 23.

The Stiller family released a statement saying:

''The Stiller family is deeply saddened to share the beloved Anne Meara passed away last night at the age of 85. She is survived by her husband and partner in life Jerry Stiller. The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long. 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.''

Anne is best known for her recurring roles on Archie Bunker’s Place, All My Children, Sex and the City, and The King of Queens.

She began her career as part of a comedy duo with her husband, Jerry and they were regulars on The Ed Sullivan Show, as well as other programs.

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