Jerry Stiller

(1927 - 2020)

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Jerry Stiller
1927 - 2020
Born
June 8, 1927
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York United States
Death
May 11, 2020
New York, New York County, New York United States
Other Names
Gerald Isaac Stiller
Summary
Jerry Stiller, father to 2 children, was born on June 8, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. He was born to William Stiller and Bella (Citron) Stiller, with siblings Arnold, Doreen, and Maxine. He married Anne Meara in 1954 and Anne died on May 23, 2015. They gave birth to Ben Stiller and Amy Belle Stiller. Jerry died on May 11, 2020 in New York, New York at 92 years old. We know that Jerry Stiller had been residing in Upper West Side, New York County, New York United States.
Updated: June 02, 2020
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Jerry Stiller was an American comedian, actor, and author. His career began as part of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara ("Meara" was his wife, Anne Meara. They were married for over 60 years until her death in 2015.) Stiller saw a late-career resurgence starting in 1993, playing George Costanza's father Frank on the sitcom Seinfeld, a part which earned him an Emmy nomination.

The year Seinfeld went off the air, Stiller began his role as the eccentric Arthur Spooner on the CBS comedy series The King of Queens, another role which garnered Stiller widespread acclaim.

He was the father of actor Ben Stiller and father and son appeared together in films such as Zoolander, Heavyweights, Hot Pursuit, The Heartbreak Kid, and Zoolander 2. He also performed voice-over work for television and films including The Lion King 1½ and Planes: Fire and Rescue.

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Jerry Stiller
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Jerry Stiller
Full name
Gerald Isaac Stiller
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Upper West Side, New York County, New York United States
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Jerry Stiller was born on in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York United States
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Jerry Stiller died on in New York, New York County, New York United States
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Jerry Stiller was born on in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York United States
Jerry Stiller died on in New York, New York County, New York United States
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Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

Jewish.
Childhood

Education

Seward Park High School, New York City
Syracuse University, New York

Religion

Jewish
Adulthood

Professions

Actor (Famous Comedian and Actor.)

Personal Life

Jerry StillerHe spent years as the comedy partner to his wife Anne Meara as the comedy team: STILLER & MEARA.

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US Army, World War 2
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Sep 6, 1896 - Feb 15, 1999 1896 - 1999
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May 24, 1902 - Sep 18, 1954 1902 - 1954

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Sep 9, 1929 - Feb 8, 2017 1929 - 2017
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Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara

1954 - May 23, 2015
Cause of Separation: Death
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Sep 20, 1929 - May 23, 2015 1929 - 2015

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Nov 30, 1965 - Unknown 1965 - ?
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"A Festivus for the rest of us"....FOREVER!
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Lol - yes!
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I met him and he was so nice.
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Jerry Stiller, father to 2 children, passed away on May 11, 2020 in New York, New York at 92 years of age. Jerry was born on June 8, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. He was born to William Stiller and Bella (Citron) Stiller, with siblings Arnold, Doreen, and Maxine. He married Anne Meara in 1954 and Anne died on May 23, 2015. They gave birth to Ben Stiller and Amy Belle Stiller. We know that Jerry Stiller had been residing in Upper West Side, New York County, New York United States.

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In 1927, in the year that Jerry Stiller was born, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1934, he was only 7 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1940, when he was merely 13 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1950, at the age of 23 years old, Jerry was alive when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1961, he was 34 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

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