Monday, May 11, 2020, is yet another sad day in Hollywood. Comedic Actor Jerry Stiller has died at age 92. He passed away from natural causes.
His son actor Ben Stiller said,
“He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad.”
Stiller’s career covered several decades, in film and television. Occasionally starring alongside his wife Anne Meara and his son Ben Stiller.
The comedy team Stiller and Meara, composed of Stiller and wife, Anne Meara, was successful in the 1960s and 1970s, with numerous appearances on television variety programs, mainly on The Ed Sullivan Show. Their career declined as variety series gradually disappeared, but they subsequently forged a career in radio commercials, notably the campaign for Blue Nun wine. They starred in their own syndicated five-minute sketch comedy show, Take Five with Stiller and Meara.
From 1979 to 1982, Stiller and Meara hosted HBO Sneak Previews, a half-hour show produced monthly on which they described the movies and programs to be featured in the coming month.They also did some comedy sketches between show discussions.
Sadly Stiller had lost his wife back in 2015.
Stiller found a late-career resurgence playing one of the most popular characters on the show Seinfeld where he played the legendary Frank Costanza. He also played Arthur Spooner in the King of Queens where he played an incredibly witty role that had me laughing every episode. Both of these shows were huge hits and Still had a lot to do with that.
In honor of Stiller’s work on these sitcoms, we are going to take a look at his 5 funniest moments.
1.) “I feel 10 years younger!”
2. “You want a piece of me!?”
3. “I feel vigorous!”
4. Arthur Spooner: Blind, Deaf, and Mute
5. Arthur’s Many Men
AEE pays tribute and respect to a comedic genius in Jerry Stiller.