Sun, 05/24/2015

Remembering Anne Meara

Anne Meara

We’re sad to learn that actress/comedienne Anne Meara passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the age of 85. Meara was one half of the comedy team Stiller and Meara with husband Jerry Stiller. The pair made many appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and raised two children (Ben and Amy Stiller) while on the road. Meara also had a successful career as an actress, with roles on Archie Bunker's Place, Rhoda, Murphy Brown, Will & Grace, and Sex and the City.

Below are some excerpts from her 2005 Archive interview:

On her role on Archie Bunker’s Place:

On Sex and the City:

On Kate McShane:

On Stiller and Meara’s first sketch on The Ed Sullivan Show:

On the legacy of The Ed Sullivan Show:

Watch Anne Meara’s full Archive interview and read her obituary in The New York Times.