Actress and comedian Anne Meara, mother of Ben Stiller dead

by AFP
Meara, who with her husband Jerry Stiller formed a popular comedy duo in the 1960s, died Saturday, according to US media. Photo: Supplied
Actress and comedian Anne Meara, who appeared in dozens of films and television shows and is the mother of Hollywood star Ben Stiller, has died. She was 85.

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