Actress Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies at 85

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died.

Her husband Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died yesterday. She was 85. They provided no details.

Meara and her husband performed as Stiller & Meara 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.”

The family says the two “were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long.”

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