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Jack Carter Dead; Comedian Was 93

30 June 2015 6:16 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jack Carter, a comedian and frequent guest on The Ed Sullivan Show, has passed away. The Broadway, film and TV star died of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills, Variety confirms. He was 93. Carter's entertainment career spanned over seven decades. Carter's entertainment career spanned over seven decades. He was well-known for hosting Cavalcade of Stars in 1949 and went on to have his own show, The Jack Carter Show, lasted for three years as part of NBC's Saturday Night Review. Story developing... Photos: Stars we lost in 2015 »

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Jack Carter Dead: Comedian, Broadway Star Dies From Respiratory Failure at 93

30 June 2015 1:47 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Jack Carter, a Broadway star and comedian best known for his appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, died on Sunday, June 28, from respiratory failure in his Beverly Hills home. He was 93. Carter's career spanned beyond seven decades, with the comic even hosting his own namesake variety show, which aired for three years in the early 1950s. He also made more than 50 guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, as well as other comedy programs including The Andy Williams Show and The Jackie Gleason Show. In [...] »

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Jack Carter, Comedic Actor and Calvacade of Stars Host, Dead at 93

29 June 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jack Carter, a comedian whose nearly seventy-year career encompassed fare as diverse as Cavalcade of Stars and iCarly, is dead at the age of 93.

Carter died of respiratory failure on Sunday, June 28, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., our sister site Variety reports.

The actor — who also worked as a singer, director and emcee — got his TV break in Milton Berle’s Texaco Star Theatre in 1948, from which he built a long career as a character actor who appeared in TV fare as varied as I Dream of JeannieFantasy Island and Desperate Housewives.

A contemporary of Jimmy Durante, »

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Comedian Jack Carter Dies at 93

29 June 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedian Jack Carter died June 28 of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93. He was also an actor, emcee, singer, mimic, dancer, and director in a career that spanned over seven decades.

He began his professional career appearing on Broadway in “Call Me Mister.” He later appeared on Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theatre” shows, and it was during this time that Carter got his first real break.

For two years, he hosted the early television variety program “Cavalcade of Stars” prior to having his own show on NBC, “The Jack Carter Show,” which lasted three years, and was a part of the “Saturday Night Review.” He also co-starred in several of the Colgate Comedy Hours with Ed Wynn, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Donald O’Connor.

In addition to “Call Me Mister,” his Broadway credits include “Mr. Wonderful” and “Top Banana.” He hosted the »

- Variety Staff

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Comedian Jack Carter Dies at 93

29 June 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Comedian Jack Carter died June 28 of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93. He was also an actor, emcee, singer, mimic, dancer, and director in a career that spanned over seven decades.

He began his professional career appearing on Broadway in “Call Me Mister.” He later appeared on Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theatre” shows, and it was during this time that Carter got his first real break.

For two years, he hosted the early television variety program “Cavalcade of Stars” prior to having his own show on NBC, “The Jack Carter Show,” which lasted three years, and was a part of the “Saturday Night Review.” He also co-starred in several of the Colgate Comedy Hours with Ed Wynn, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Donald O’Connor.

In addition to “Call Me Mister,” his Broadway credits include “Mr. Wonderful” and “Top Banana.” He hosted the »

- Variety Staff

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Monica Lewis Dies: Singer-Actress And Voice Of Chiquita Banana Was 93

12 June 2015 9:16 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Monica Lewis, a singer and actress who performed with Benny Goodman and voiced the cartoon character Chiquita Banana, died today at her home in Woodland Hills. She was 93. Lewis was on the first broadcast of Ed Sullivan’s Toast Of The Town, and subsequently performed with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis among others including Frank Sinatra. In 1951 she toured Korea with Danny Kaye. In addition to a recording career, Lewis had roles in numerous Hollywood movies and TV shows… »

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Monica Lewis Dies: Singer-Actress And Voice Of Chiquita Banana Was 93

12 June 2015 9:16 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Monica Lewis, a singer and actress who performed with Benny Goodman and voiced the cartoon character Chiquita Banana, died today at her home in Woodland Hills. She was 93. Lewis was on the first broadcast of Ed Sullivan’s Toast Of The Town, and subsequently performed with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis among others including Frank Sinatra. In 1951 she toured Korea with Danny Kaye. In addition to a recording career, Lewis had roles in numerous Hollywood movies and TV shows… »

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Monica Lewis, Actress, Singer, Dies at 93

12 June 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of “The Ed Sullivan Show,” was the voice of the popular Chiquita Banana cartoons, clowned opposite Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye, and had co-starring roles in such films as “Earthquake,” “Airport 1975” and “The ConcordeAirport ’79,” died on June 12 of natural causes at her apartment in Woodland Hills, Calif. She was 93.

Lewis was born in Chicago to a musical family headed by her father Leon Lewis, who was a symphonic composer and conductor. Her mother Jessica sang with the Chicago Opera Company and her sister Barbara was an accomplished classical pianist. Her brother Marlo became head of variety for CBS-tv and created Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town” show.

Monica studied voice with her mother from the time she was a toddler, but when the family lost everything during the Depression, they moved to New York to start over. »

- Variety Staff

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Monica Lewis, Actress Who Sang in Chiquita Banana Cartoons, Dies at 93

12 June 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of “The Ed Sullivan Show,” was the voice of the popular Chiquita Banana cartoons, clowned opposite Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye, and had roles in such films as “Earthquake,” “Airport 1975” and “The ConcordeAirport ’79,” died on June 12 of natural causes at her apartment in Woodland Hills, Calif. She was 93.

Lewis was born in Chicago to a musical family. Her father Leon Lewis was a symphonic composer and conductor; her mother Jessica sang with the Chicago Opera Company and her sister Barbara was a classical pianist. Her brother Marlo became head of variety for CBS-tv and created Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town” show.

Monica studied voice with her mother from the time she was a toddler, but when the family lost everything during the Depression, they moved to New York to start over. »

- Variety Staff

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Anne Meara obituary

26 May 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor and comedian who teamed up with her husband, Jerry Stiller, to form a favourite American entertainment duo

The actor and comedian Anne Meara, who has died aged 85, was famous on television, on the stage and in films more than three decades before her son, Ben Stiller, the actor and director, made a name for himself.

In fact, Meara entertained four generations of TV viewers of programmes ranging from The Ed Sullivan Show in the early 1960s to Sex and the City (2002-04). She was accompanied on screen and off by her husband, Jerry Stiller, to whom she was married for 61 years. As one of the very few male-female comedy teams, Stiller and Meara were on a par with George Burns and Gracie Allen, and Mike Nichols and Elaine May. (Notice the men’s names come first.)

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- Ronald Bergan

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Ben Stiller Thanks Fans For Their Support After His Mom's Death

26 May 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ben Stiller's mom, comedic actress Anne Meara, died at age 85 on Saturday, and Ben thanked fans for their support on Monday. He tweeted a message of gratitude, writing, "Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne. All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives." Over the weekend, People shared the family's moving statement, which read, "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 »

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

24 May 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | 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

24 May 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | 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

24 May 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | 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 […] »

- April Neale

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

24 May 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | 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 »

- TMZ Staff

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

24 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | 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, »

- Carmel Dagan

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

24 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | 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

24 May 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | 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. »

- Todd Cunningham

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

24 May 2015 9:41 AM, PDT | 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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Kathy Griffin Explains Quitting 'Fashion Police': I Shouldn't Have Taken the Gig

16 March 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

There's a "leaky boat" at Fashion Police, according to the show's former host Kathy Griffin.

Just days after she announced that she's leaving the show, Griffin spoke to Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show about what really happened behind the scenes of her departure.

"I've never worked on a show with so many leaks," she told him.

The 54-year-old comedian made her debut as host back in January after the late Joan Rivers' daughter, and executive producer of the show, Melissa personally asked her to take on the role her mother made so fabulous.

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"Melissa is the one who called and said you're the person that my mom would truly give her blessing to," she said.

Watch: Inside Kathy Griffin's Decision to Quit Fashion Police

The comedian accepted the challenge, but looking back she now admitted, "I probably shouldn't have taken the gig."

And while Joan shined on Fashion Police with her biting »

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