Quote: "I miss her. She was a presence. There were no walls between us in any way. We both knew what the other was thinking even when we weren't listening. We also shared the same desire to be in front of an audience and make people laugh." Veteran U.S. funnyman Jerry Stiller is still coping with the death of his wife Anne Meara. The comedienne/actress, mother to Ben Stiller, died in May (15), aged 85.
Tweet: "@RedHourBen so sorry to hear of your mom's passing, Ben. I adored her on and off stage and she will be in my heart. My condolences to u&dad." Seinfeld star Jason Alexander sends his condolences to Ben Stiller and his family following the death of his mother, comedienne Anne Meara. Alexander portrayed Jerry Stiller's onscreen son in the hit sitcom.
Fact: Veteran actor Jerry Stiller is set to be saluted for his career with the Golden Apple Award at the upcoming Big Apple Film Festival. Ben Stiller's dad will receive the accolade at a ceremony in New York next month (Nov14), joining the ranks of previous honourees such as Cuba Gooding, Jr., Alan Cumming and documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock.
Quote: "My dad wanted to come out. He's got so much energy - he's in his 80s. I was like, 'You don't have to come out to L.A. just for this thing. It's really not necessary'. He lives in New York. He said, 'Please, I wanna come out - I could use the publicity'." Ben Stiller explains why his comedian father Jerry Stiller didn't come out for his hand and footprint ceremony in Hollywood on Tuesday (03Dec13).
Fact: Leading U.S. journalists such as Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer gathered on Thursday (23Jul09) to pay their final respects to late newsman WALTER CRONKITE, who died last week (17Jul09) at the age of 92. Actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara were also in attendance at the service, held at St Bartholomew's Church in New York City.
Quote: "I'm on a stamp in Germany. I never dreamed a nice Jewish kid like me would be so big in Germany. I'm kvelling from all this." Beloved US comedian Jerry Stiller is thrilled his TV sitcom King of Queens has brought him acclaim in Germany.
Fact: When old-timers Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara unveil the 2,328th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday (09FEB07), they'll become only the fourth married couple to land a joint honour on the Tinseltown landmark. The other joint stars belong to OZZIE + HARRIET NELSON, FIBBER + MOLLY MCGEE and SONNY + Cher.
Fact: Funnyman Ben Stiller's parents, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, will become part of a very select group of Hollywood stars on Friday (09FEB07) when they become one of only a handful of couples to receive a joint star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The couple will unveil the 2,328th star.