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Actress Anne Meara, Ben Stiller's Mom, Has Passed Away

13 hours ago | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ben Stiller's mom, comedic actress Anne Meara, died at age 85 on Saturday, People reports. In a statement, the family said, "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." Throughout her long Hollywood career, Anne appeared on several TV shows, including everything from The Ed Sullivan Show to Seinfeld to The King of Queens, frequently alongside her husband. On the big screen, Anne also starred with her son in movies like Heavy Weights and Zoolander. As the family said in their statement, "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." »

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Comedian Anne Meara Dies: Hollywood Reacts

14 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Comedy legend Anne Meara died Saturday at the age of 85, and a number of Hollywood stars paid their respects via social media. Meara was half of the comedic duo Stiller & Meara, with husband Jerry Stiller, and they were known for radio commercial campaigns and appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. She had recurring roles on numerous TV series, including Alf, King of Queens and Sex and the City, and she appeared in such films as The Out of Towners, Fame, Awakenings and Night at the Museum, the latter directed by her son, Ben Stiller. [readmore:764503] Below is a sample of

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Anne Meara Dies: Actress, Ben Stiller's Mother and Jerry Stiller's Wife Was 85

16 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Anne Meara, a veteran TV and comedy film actress and mother of Ben Stiller and wife of Jerry Stiller, has died at age 85. Meara, who was also a comedienne, had recurring roles on shows such as The King of Queens and Sex and the City and often appeared with her family on screen. She passed away on Saturday, Ben's rep told E! News. No more details were provided. In addition to Jerry and Ben, she is survived by daughter Amy and several grandchildren. "The Stiller family is deeply saddened to share the beloved Anne Meara passed away last night at the age of 85," Ben's rep said in a statement on Sunday. "She is survived by her husband and partner in life Jerry Stiller. The two were »

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Anne Meara, Actress/Comedian and Half of Stiller & Meara, Dead at 85

16 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Anna Meara, an actress and comedian whose career spanned 61 years — as long as her marriage to husband and comedy partner Jerry Stiller — died on Saturday of undisclosed causes. She was 85.

As part of the Stiller & Meara comedy team, Meara appeared on such variety series as The Ed Sullivan Show. She and Stiller, among the first graduates of the Second City comedy troupe, also partnered in appearances on Rhoda, for the eponymous The Stiller and Meara Show, and on King of Queens (where Stiller was a regular).

Meara’s myriad solo credits include the short-lived 1975 CBS legal drama Kate McShane (Emmy-nominated »

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Anne Meara, half of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara, dies at 85

16 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Anne Meara, a four-time Emmy nominee who made up half of the '60s comedy duo Stiller and Meara, died on Saturday (May 23) at the age of 85. Born in Brooklyn in 1929, Meara married Jerry Stiller in 1954 and they performed together as part of The Compass Players, the Chicago-based improvisational comedy company that would evolve into The Second City.  As Stiller and Meara, the couple turned details from their own relationship into a wildly successful comedy pairing that made them variety show, late night and game show favorites through the '60s and '70s. More than a few of their bits related to his Jewishness and her Irish Catholic upbringing, though she converted to Judaism in 1960. While Meara's 1975 CBS drama "Kate McShane" was short-lived, it earned her the first of her Emmy nominations, followed by nods for "Archie Bunker's Place" and a guest spot on "Homicide: Life on the Street. »

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Anne Meara, Dead At 85

17 hours ago | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Ben Stiller’s mother, the legendary actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85.Meara, an Irish-American Catholic girl, was married to Jerry Stiller in 1954.  She converted to Judaism after they wed. The two were in the nascent Second City improv group called The Compass Players, and professionally were known as the comedy team Stiller and Meara. Stiller and Meara as a team were regular bookings on Johnny Carson and The Ed Sullivan Show and other TV programs.During the 1970s, Meara and Stiller wrote and performed several commercials together for Windex and Blue Nun Wine. She had a recurring […] »

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Ben Stiller's Mom Dies -- Anne Meara Dead at 85

17 hours ago | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Actress and comedian Anne Meara -- who famously co stared with her husband Jerry Stiller for more than 60 years -- has died at the age of 85. Anne's family, including her son Ben Stiller released a statement on Sunday regarding her passing. They did not mention a cause of death.  Meara was famous for performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in the 1960s with her husband Jerry Stiller, and also had recurring roles on "All My Children »

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Anne Meara, Comedian of Stiller & Meara Fame, Dies at 85

17 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Anne Meara, one half of the famed husband‐and‐wife comedy team Stiller & Meara and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, has died. She was 85. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, 87, and son said in a statement to the Associated Press that Meara died Saturday. No other details of her death were provided.    “The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long,” the statement said.   Meara, a four-time Emmy Award nominee, also is survived by their oldest child, actress Amy Stiller, and several grandchildren.   [readmore:797812]   Stiller & Meara were a

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Anne Meara Dies; Actress, Comedian Of Stiller Family Was 85

17 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Actress and comedian Anne Meara died Saturday from natural causes, her family confirmed today. The Emmy and Tony nominated wife of Jerry Stiller, and mother to Ben Stiller, was 85. In a statement released to the Associated Press, the family described Jerry Stiller as Meara’s “husband and partner in life.” “The two were married for 61 years,” the statement said, “and worked together almost as long,” Born in Brooklyn in 1929, Meara was raised Roman Catholic, but converted… »

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Anne Meara Dies; Actress, Comedian Of Stiller Family Was 85

17 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Actress and comedian Anne Meara died Saturday from natural causes, her family confirmed today. The Emmy and Tony nominated wife of Jerry Stiller, and mother to Ben Stiller, was 85. In a statement released to the Associated Press, the family described Jerry Stiller as Meara’s “husband and partner in life.” “The two were married for 61 years,” the statement said, “and worked together almost as long,” Born in Brooklyn in 1929, Meara was raised Roman Catholic, but converted… »

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Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

17 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anne Meara, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated comedian long paired personally and professionally with Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, died Saturday, her husband and son told the Associated Press. She was 85.

No further details have been revealed. A statement released to the AP said Jerry Stiller was Meara’s “husband and partner in life.” The statement added, “The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long.”

Stiller and Meara were a top comedy act in the 1960s, appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 36 times. The two were members of the improv group the Compass Players, which later became Second City.

Although Meara had converted to Judaism when the couple got married, Stiller & Meara’s material centered on the differences in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their signature “Hershey Horowitz/Mary Elizabeth Doyle” routines.

In 2010 the couple had their own Yahoo comedy series, “Stiller & Meara, »

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Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

17 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anne Meara, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated comedian long paired personally and professionally with Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, died Saturday, her husband and son told the Associated Press. She was 85.

No further details have been revealed. A statement released to the AP said Jerry Stiller was Meara’s “husband and partner in life.” The statement added, “The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long.”

Stiller and Meara were a top comedy act in the 1960s, appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 36 times. The two were members of the improv group the Compass Players, which later became Second City.

Although Meara had converted to Judaism when the couple got married, Stiller & Meara’s material centered on the differences in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their signature “Hershey Horowitz/Mary Elizabeth Doyle” routines.

In 2010 the couple had their own Yahoo comedy series, “Stiller & Meara, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mom of Ben Stiller, Dead at 85

17 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85. Meara’s husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller on Sunday released a statement to the Associated Press saying she died Saturday, but provided no other details. The statement described  Jerry Stiller as Meara’s “husband and partner in life” and said “the two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long.” The couple performed as Stiller & Meara on “The Ed Sullivan Show” (photo below) and other programs in the 1960s. Meara appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including on “All My Children” from 1993-1998. She also had. »

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Actor and comedian Anne Meara, mother of Ben Stiller, dies at 85

17 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Husband Jerry Stiller and son release statement to pressMeara performed with husband and had long acting career

The actor and comedian Anne Meara, who gained fame as half of the comedy team Stiller & Meara and went on be a star of TV and film, has died. She was 85.

Her husband, the comic and actor Jerry Stiller, and actor son Ben Stiller said Meara died on Saturday. No other details were provided.

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Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Wife of Jerry Stiller, Dies at 85

20 hours ago | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Actress Anne Meara died at age 85 on Saturday, May 23, the Associated Press reports. She was the wife of actor Jerry Stiller and the mother of Ben Stiller.  The Stiller family released a statement on Sunday, calling Jerry Anne's "husband and partner in life." "The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long," the statement read.  They appeared together on The Ed Sullivan Show and had recurring roles on All My Children and The King of Queens. In addition to her work with Stiller, Meara [...] »

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50 Funniest Comedy Movie Moments Since 2000

23 May 2015 3:19 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

DreamWorks Pictures Comedy is undoubtedly the most subjective movie genre of the bunch. Everyone simply has a difference of opinion as to what they think is funny. Some people might find the sight of someone vomiting on another person hilarious while others prefer their comedy to be slightly more sophisticated. Neither preference is wrong, just different (and certainly not mutually exclusive).

The turn of the century saw a shift in the cinematic comedic landscape. The dominance of Jim Carrey was on its last leg, and fellow comedy heavyweights such as Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy would soon find themselves relegated to mostly lowest common denominator films that lack comedic souls.

The early 2000s saw the rise of Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and many others. By the time the mid-to-late-2000s came around, guys like Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen and Zach Galifianakis were running things. Fast forward to present day, »

- Jesse Gumbarge

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The most satisfying movie threequels

21 May 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The making of threequels can be a thorny business, especially when it comes to the most beloved of franchises, but that hasn't held back the creation of some truly phenomenal third films.

With the recent arrival of the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in Sky Store, we're celebrating some of the best threequels out there:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Harry Potter series gave us a unique chance to watch a group of young actors growing up over more than a decade from cute little kids to major stars with some serious blockbusters under their belts.

As with Jk Rowling's original novels, The Prisoner of Azkaban revealed the full potential of the series. It is darker and scarier, sure, but also richer and more complex with some great character moments from its young cast.

Director Alfonso Cuarón brings a touch of magic to »

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While We’re Young Blu-ray details announced

20 May 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate Home Entertainment and A24 have officially announced the Blu-ray release of While We’re Young, the new comedy from director Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha) and starring Ben Stiller (Zoolander), Naomi Watts (Birdman), Adam Driver (Girls), Amanda Seyfried (Ted 2) and Charles Grodin (Midnight Run), which will be released on June 30th.

Pre-order While We’Re Young Via Amazon

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts shine in this fresh and insightful comedy from filmmaker Noah Baumbach. After Josh (Stiller) and his wife Cornelia (Watts) meet a free-spirited twenty-something couple (Driver and Seyfried), they adopt a new lifestyle complete with hip-hop dance classes and mind-expanding parties. But with each hilarious attempt to act young, Josh and Cornelia start to appreciate the rewards of growing old together.

Special Features will include:

Six Behind-the-Scenes Vignettes:

“The Cast”

“Working with Filmmaker Noah Baumbach

“Generation Tech”

“Working with Charles Grodin

“Ayahuasca Ceremony”

“Hip-Hop Class”

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Cannes: Distrib Has Taste for Finer Films and Food

18 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Al Munteanu is CEO of SquareOne Entertainment, one of Germany’s leading film distributors. Past releases have included “The Imitation Game” and “Philomena”; its upcoming slate includes “Jane Got a Gun,” starring Natalie Portman; “Life,” starring Robert Pattinson; “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren, and “While We’re Young,” starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. Munteanu is a co-producer on the upcoming Jesse Owens’ biopic “Race.” He and his five-strong team have a busy schedule during the festival, with up to 15 meetings a day. Every year, the company acquires at least a couple of films at Cannes.

Restaurant notes

Da Laura is a breath of fresh air, as relates to gastronomy and service. For some odd reason, you don’t feel like you’re in Cannes.

Cannes 2015 schedule

As we are hunters and gatherers, we get there early and leave late. We have an entire team of people that screens »

- Leo Barraclough

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Will Ferrell Set To Star In Lasse Hallström’s Comedy Tom’S Dad

16 May 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Box office winner and Golden Globe nominee Will Ferrell (Get Hard, Anchorman 1 and 2) will star in the comedy Tom’S Dad to be directed by Oscar nominated director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, The Hundred-foot Journey).

Principal photography on the feature film is slated to begin early next year, with further casting underway.

Set in 1960s Nevada, Arthur (Ferrell) is a struggling nightclub performer hoping to make it big with his stage act involving circus animals. He is forced to reconnect with his estranged 12-year old son, Tom, when his ex-wife departs on a three week trip, leaving the pair to rekindle their father-son relationship.

It was announced today by producers Joni Levin and Keith Clarke (The Way Back, upcoming Ben Hur) of Point Blank Productions, Christi Dembrowski and Johnny Depp of Infinitum Nihil (Hugo, Rum Diary, Dark Shadows) and Arsenal’s John Ptak (Let Me In, »

- Michelle McCue

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