19 Facts About Anne Meara

1.

Anne Meara Stiller was an American actress and comedian.

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2.

Anne Meara was featured on stage, on television, and in numerous films and later became a playwright.

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3.

Anne Meara was born on September 20,1929, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of parents of Irish descent, Mary and Edward Joseph Anne Meara, a corporate lawyer for American Standard.

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4.

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

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5.

Anne Meara met actor-comedian Jerry Stiller in 1953, and they married in 1954.

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6.

Anne Meara had a recurring role on the sitcom Rhoda as airline stewardess Sally Gallagher, one of the title character's best friends.

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7.

Anne Meara was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1976; however, the show was canceled after ten episodes.

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8.

Also, in the 1970s, Anne Meara provided narration for segments of the educational television series Sesame Street consisting of scenes from silent films.

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9.

Anne 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.

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10.

Anne Meara played the role of Veronica Rooney, the bar's cook, for the show's first three seasons.

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11.

Anne Meara appeared as the grandmother in the TV series ALF in the late 1980s.

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12.

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

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13.

From 1999 to 2007, Anne Meara guest starred in The King of Queens, first as Mary Finnegan, then as Veronica Olchin.

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14.

Anne Meara accepted a role in the off-Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore with Conchata Ferrell, AnnaLynne McCord, Minka Kelly, and B Smith.

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15.

Anne Meara taught a technique and scene study class at HB Studio until her death.

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16.

In 1995, Anne Meara wrote the comedy After-Play, which became an off-Broadway production.

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17.

Anne Meara converted to Judaism six years after marrying Stiller.

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18.

Anne Meara insisted that she did not convert at Stiller's request, explaining, "Catholicism was dead to me".

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19.

Anne Meara took her conversion seriously and studied the Jewish faith in such depth that her Jewish-born husband quipped, "Being married to Anne has made me more Jewish".

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