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Ben Stiller Still Alive

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Anne Meara, Emmy-and Tony-nominated comedian Long pair personally and professionally with Jerry Stiller and mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, died Saturday, her husband and son told Associated Press. She was 85. No further details been reveal. Statement Released To AP Said Jerry Stiller Was Mearas's Husband And Partner In Life. Statement Add, Two Were Married For 61 Years And Worked Together Almost As Long. Stiller and Meara were top comedy acts in 1960s, appearing on Ed Sullivan Show 36 Times. Two were members of improv group Compass Players, which later became Second City. Although Meara had converted to Judaism when couple got married, Stiller & Mearas material focus on differences in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their signature Hershey Horowitz / Mary Elizabeth Doyle routines. In 2010, couple had their own Yahoo Comedy series, Stiller & Meara, produced in part by son Ben. But Meara was also serious dramatic actress who received 1993 Tony nomination for featured actress in Play for her work in Eugene ONeills Anna Christie, which starred Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson. She also penned couple of plays that made it to Off Broadway. She was also well known for recurring on daytime soap All My Children From 1993-98 as Peggy Moody; for her work on Archie Bunkers Place, for which she received two of her four Emmy nominations; and for her bravura performance as indefatigable suburban mother in Mottolas 1997 indie Daytrippers. In that film, Hope Davis plays woman who ca get her husband, who is in Manhattan, by phone, whereupon her mother, Play by Meara, puts suburban family in station wagon to begin antic search for him in City. Roger Ebert say: Meara is, almost, by definition, superb at her assignment here, which is to create insufferable mother. Films problem is that she does so well. Also, in 1997, Meara gave memorable performance on smallscreen, in two-part episode of Homicide: Life on Street, in which she plays schoolteacher in tense hostage situation, drawing her fourth Emmy nomination. In 1984, Meara shared Writers Guild Award for penning telepic Other Woman, in which Hal Linden plays widower who toy with notion of romance with his daughters ' sexy roommate but ultimately finds love with Woman Play by Meara. Meara appears as two different characters in King of Queens, where Stiller was series from 1998-2007 as much-marry Arthur Spooner, father of Leah Reminis Carrie Heffernan. She Play Mary Finnegan; then she had recurring role as Veronica, who marries Stillers character in final season of series. Actress Recurred On Sex And City As Mother Of Bartender Steve Brady And Guested On Will & Grace In 2001. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit affords Meara to give two powerful guest performances.

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Ben Stiller, in full Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller, American actor, writer, and director, one of leading movie stars of early 21 century, known for his comic portrayal of neurotic or aggrieved characters. Stiller was son of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, who for many years were celebrate comedy team. While growing up, he occasionally appeared on television with his parents and made his own amateur Super-8 films, which often parody blockbusters of time. In 1983, Stiller enrol at University of California, Los Angeles, but dropped out less than year later. After working as intern at Actors Studio in New York City, he landed role in Broadway premiere of John Guare's House of Blue Leaves and subsequently reprised it when play was adapted for television. Bit parts in films follow, as well as brief stint as writer and performer on series Saturday Night Live. In 1990, Stiller debuted his own sketch Ben Stiller Show, on MTV. Although show was canceled within months, revived version aired on FOX network in 1992-93. Featuring young ensemble cast, Ben Stiller Show lampooned popular culture in anarchically spirited fashion, and its writing staff earned Emmy Award. After show was again canceled, Stiller directed and acted in dramedy Reality Bite, portrait of disaffect, media-saturate young adults that was considered defining representation of Generation X. He stepped behind camera again for Cable Guy, dark comedy starring Jim Carrey, but film was poorly receive. Stiller won praise for his lead role in art-House picaresque Flirting with Disaster, but it was his performance as lovelorn nebbish in gleefully vulgar comedy Theres Something About Mary that made him big-screen star. After demonstrating his versatility with such roles as heroin-addict screenwriter in drama Permanent Midnight, Stiller elicits laughs in Meet Parents as man whose awkward attempts to impress his prospective father-in-law invariably go awry. Film Was Box-office Hit And Led To Equally Farcical Sequels In 2004 And 2010. Stiller next starred as dim-witted fashion model in Madcap Zoolander, which he also cowrote and direct, before joining ensemble of Wes Anderson's Royal Tenenbaums. Stiller found continued commercial success, if not critical acclaim, with string of films in 2004, including romantic comedy Along come Polly, sports-movie spoof Dodgeball: True Underdog Story, and cop-Show adaptation Starsky & Hutch, one of several films in his career in which his tightly wound persona provided amusing foil for easygoing charm of costar Owen Wilson. Two years later, Stiller stars in highly popular family-oriented adventure Night at Museum, in which Museum displays magically come to life. Sequels follow in and 2014. He also provided voice of wisecracking lion in animated Madagascar series.

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Stiller's quiet 2018

In 2018, Stiller only appeared in two of Arrest Development and four episodes of Saturday Night Live. In former, he reprised his role of Tony Wonder, gay magician originally introduced in 2005 as rival to GOB and not seen on show since 2013. In last episode airing in 2018, title premature Independence, Tony is sealed away in closet on parade float, which doesn't bode well for his return. On SNL, Stiller takes on role of Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen and shares stage with such luminaries as Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, and even adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Before this, Stiller last appeared on SNL in 2016 as his character Derek Zoolander, just ahead of release of Zoolander 2. But between filming TV episodes, seems he's been tackling some less audience-centric roles.

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