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Anne Meara Born: 09/20/1929
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Born on Sept. 20, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY to Irish-born immigrants, Anne Meara began her entertainment career doing off-Broadway theater. She met the love of her life, fellow actor-writer Jerry Stiller, when they were members of the improvisational acting group The Compass Players (which was later renamed The Second City). The pair married in September 1954 and soon established themselves as the comedy team Stiller and Meara. Their act consisted mainly of true-to-life scenarios, from relationship quirks to cultural differences, which were often improvised and spoken with a thick Brooklyn accent. Meara was the loopy, Irish-Catholic counterpart to Stiller, a sarcastic and tightly wound Jewish hus...

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