Jerry Stiller (1927 - 2020)

Jerry Stiller
1927 - 2020
updated June 02, 2020
Jerry Stiller, father to 2 children, was born on June 8, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. He was born to Bella (Citron) Stiller and William Stiller, with siblings Arnold, Doreen, and Maxine. He married Anne Meara on September 14, 1954 in New York City, New York and Anne died on May 23, 2015 in Manhattan, New York. They gave birth to Amy Belle Stiller and Benjamin Edward Meara 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.

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
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Stiller
Last name(s)
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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Jewish.

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Jewish

Education

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

Professions

Actor (Famous Comedian and Actor.)

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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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Jerry Stiller Family Tree

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Parents:

May 24, 1902 - Sep 18, 1954
Sep 6, 1896 - Feb 15, 1999

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

September 14, 1954 - May 23, 2015
Cause of Separation: Death
New York City, New York County, NY, United States

Spouse:

Sep 20, 1929 - May 23, 2015

Children:

Sep 8, 1961 - Unknown
Nov 30, 1965 - Unknown

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Amanda S. Stevenson
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I met him and he was so nice.
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Mary Neeley
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"A Festivus for the rest of us"....FOREVER!
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Daniel Pinna
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Lol - yes!
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Jerry Stiller Obituary

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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 Bella (Citron) Stiller and William Stiller, with siblings Arnold, Doreen, and Maxine. He married Anne Meara on September 14, 1954 in New York City, New York and Anne died on May 23, 2015 in Manhattan, New York. They gave birth to Amy Belle Stiller and Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller. We know that Jerry Stiller had been residing in Upper West Side, New York County, New York United States.
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1927 - 2020 World Events

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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 1942, by the time he was merely 15 years old, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1955, he was 28 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1961, he was 34 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1997, by the time he was 70 years old, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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