Anne Meara

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Anne Meara (September 20, 1929 – May 23, 2015) was an American actress and comedian.wikipedia
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Jerry Stiller

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Along with her husband Jerry Stiller, she was one-half of a prominent 1960s comedy team, Stiller and Meara.
He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara.

Ben Stiller

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Their son is actor Ben Stiller.
He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

The Other Woman (1983 film)

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During her career, Meara was nominated for four Emmy Awards and a Tony Award, and she won a Writers Guild Award as a co-writer for the TV movie The Other Woman.

The Boys from Brazil (film)

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She also had a small role as Mrs. Curry opposite Laurence Olivier in The Boys from Brazil (1978).
It stars Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier, and features James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen, Anne Meara, Denholm Elliott, and Steve Guttenberg in supporting roles.

Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play

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During her career, Meara was nominated for four Emmy Awards and a Tony Award, and she won a Writers Guild Award as a co-writer for the TV movie The Other Woman.

ALF (TV series)

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She also appeared as the grandmother in the TV series ALF in the late 1980s.
Each episode dealt with ALF learning about Earth and making new friends both within and outside of the Tanner family, including Willie's brother Neal (Jim J. Bullock), Kate's widowed mother Dorothy (Anne Meara) with whom ALF has a love-hate relationship, her boyfriend (and later husband) Whizzer (Paul Dooley), the Ochmoneks' nephew Jake (Josh Blake), a psychologist named Larry (Bill Daily), and a blind woman named Jody (Andrea Covell) who never figures out that ALF is not human (although she is aware through touch that he is short and hairy).

Stiller and Meara

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Along with her husband Jerry Stiller, she was one-half of a prominent 1960s comedy team, Stiller and Meara. They joined the Chicago improvisational company The Compass Players (which later became The Second City), and after leaving, formed the comedy team of Stiller and Meara.
Stiller and Meara (Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara) were a husband-and-wife comedy duo that was popular primarily in the 1960s and 1970s.

Fame (1980 film)

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During that time, she acted in the movie Fame (1980), in which she played English teacher Elizabeth Sherwood.

China Syndrome (The King of Queens)

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Veronica and Arthur were married in the series finale, but divorced a year later.
Arthur refuses to announce that the wedding is off, and proposes to Veronica Olchin, Spence's mother (Anne Meara) in the men's room.

Archie Bunker's Place

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Meara costarred with Carroll O'Connor and Martin Balsam in the early 1980s hit sitcom Archie Bunker's Place, which was a continuation of the influential 1970s sitcom All in the Family.

Rhoda

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She had a recurring role on the sitcom Rhoda as airline stewardess Sally Gallagher, one of the title character's best friends.
(At this time, Nancy Walker departed the program to headline two short-lived ABC series: The Nancy Walker Show, and Blansky's Beauties; and Harold Gould left to star in his own show, The Feather and Father Gang on ABC.) To help fill in the void left by Walker and Gould, the producers hired comedian Anne Meara as Rhoda's new friend, Sally Gallagher, a middle-aged divorcee who makes her living as an airline stewardess.

The King of Queens

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From 1999 to 2007, Meara guest starred on The King of Queens (where her husband played Arthur Spooner), first as Mary Finnegan, then as Veronica Olchin (mother of Spence, who was played by Patton Oswalt).

HB Studio

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When she was 18, Meara spent a year studying acting at the Dramatic Workshop at The New School and at HB Studio under Uta Hagen in Manhattan.

Kate McShane

In 1975, she starred in her own series Kate McShane on CBS, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award (1976 Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series), but the series was cancelled after 10 episodes.

Conchata Ferrell

She accepted a role in the off-Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore with Conchata Ferrell, AnnaLynne McCord, Minka Kelly, and B. Smith.
She accepted a role in the off-Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore for an April 27 through May 29, 2011, run with Minka Kelly, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Meara, and B. Smith.

The Out-of-Towners (1970 film)

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A number of comic actors, including Anne Meara, Sandy Baron, Ann Prentiss, Paul Dooley, Ron Carey, Dolph Sweet, Anthony Holland, Graham Jarvis, Paul Dooley and Johnny Brown were cast in small supporting roles.

The Stiller and Meara Show

The Stiller and Meara Show, her own 1986 TV sitcom, in which Stiller played the deputy mayor of New York City and Meara portrayed his wife, a television commercial actress, was unsuccessful.
The Stiller and Meara Show was a proposed 1986 television sitcom featuring the comedy duo Stiller and Meara (Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara) as the deputy mayor of New York (Stiller) and his wife, a TV commercial actress (Meara).

Lovers and Other Strangers

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The cast includes Richard S. Castellano, Gig Young, Cloris Leachman, Anne Jackson, Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia, Michael Brandon, Harry Guardino, Anne Meara, Bob Dishy, Marian Hailey, Joseph Hindy, and, in her film debut, Diane Keaton.

Arthur Spooner

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From 1999 to 2007, Meara guest starred on The King of Queens (where her husband played Arthur Spooner), first as Mary Finnegan, then as Veronica Olchin (mother of Spence, who was played by Patton Oswalt).
Arthur marries his fourth wife Veronica Olchin (played by Stiller's real wife Anne Meara), mother of Doug's friend Spence Olchin, in the series finale "China Syndrome" and divorce one year later.

Heavyweights

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The first night of the summer brings the revelation that the original owners of Camp Hope, the Bushkins, (Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara) have entered bankruptcy and the camp has been bought by fitness entrepreneur Tony Perkis (Ben Stiller), who announces his plan to make the camp's new exercise regimen into the top weight loss infomercial in the country.

That's Adequate

Narrated and hosted by Tony Randall, the film features an all-star cast including James Coco (in his final film role), Robert Downey Jr., Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, Bruce Willis and Ben Stiller.

B. Smith

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She accepted a role in the off-Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore with Conchata Ferrell, AnnaLynne McCord, Minka Kelly, and B. Smith.
Smith accepted a role in the Off Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore for an April 27 through May 29, 2011, run with Conchata Ferrell, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Meara, and Minka Kelly.

Compass Players

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They joined the Chicago improvisational company The Compass Players (which later became The Second City), and after leaving, formed the comedy team of Stiller and Meara.

AnnaLynne McCord

She accepted a role in the off-Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore with Conchata Ferrell, AnnaLynne McCord, Minka Kelly, and B. Smith.
She accepted a role in the Off Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore for an April 27 through May 29, 2011 run with Conchata Ferrell, Minka Kelly, Anne Meara, and B. Smith.

Southie (film)

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Southie is a 1999 American film directed by John Shea starring Donnie Wahlberg, Rose McGowan, Anne Meara, James Cummings, Lawrence Tierney, Robert Wahlberg, Will Arnett, John Shea and Amanda Peet.