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Anne Meara dies at 85; rose to comic stardom with husband Jerry Stiller
Anne Meara dies at 85; rose to comic stardom with husband Jerry Stiller

Anne Meara, who rose to stardom with her husband, Jerry Stiller, portraying what People magazine called "anxiety comedy's top couple," died Saturday in New York City. She was 85. Her death was confirmed by publicist Kelly Bush, who represents actor Ben Stiller, one of Meara's two children. No further details were provided. The stand-up act known as Stiller and Meara came to prominence in the 1960s, with the couple performing 36 times on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Though they later collaborated on TV shows and commercials — most notably a series of funny spots for a white wine called Blue Nun — the two mostly followed separate professional paths....

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