Jerry and Ben Stiller announce that Meara has died age 85. No other details are provided. Stiller and Meara were married for 61 years.
Benjamin Edward Meara “Ben” Stiller is born in New York City to comedian Jerry Stiller and actress Anne Meara. He has an elder sister named Amy. He attends The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine.
In some ways, it was a show-business upbringing—a lot of traveling, a lot of late nights—not what you’d call traditional.