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Anne Meara, veteran actress and half of Stiller and Meara comedy team, dies at 85

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Anne Meara has died at age 85. According to a statement released to the Associated Press by her husband Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller, the actress, comedian, and half of the comedy team of Stiller and Meara, died Saturday. No other details were provided. 

The statement described the older Stiller as Meara’s “husband and partner in life.” The statement continued, “The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long.”

The couple performed together on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and other programs in the 1960s. Meara also appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including recurring roles on “All My Children” and “The King of Queens.” Most recently, Meara provided her voice for the Disney animated film “Planes: Fire and Rescue.” 

In addition to Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller, Meara is also survived by her daughter Amy, and several grandchildren.

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