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Comedy Legend and wife of Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara died at the spry age of 85.

Although she starred in the movie, “Fame,”  she did NOT live forever.

Meara told her marginally funny son, Ben Stiller, “”Over 60 years in show business, and I can just see my obituary, ‘Mother of Ben Stiller dies!’”

  • ABC News: Actress, Comedian Anne Meara, Mom of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

    A photo from back in the day when the rocked the disembodied head look.

    A photo from back in the day when they rocked the disembodied head look.

  • Reuters: U.S. comedian Anne Meara, mother of actor Ben Stiller, dies at 85
  • BBC: Comedian Anne Meara, mother of Ben Stiller, dies at 85
  • Newsday: Anne Meara dead; Comedian, Long Island native, and mother to Ben Stiller, wife to Jerry Stiller, was 85
  • People Magazine: Comedy Actress Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85
  • Moviepilot: Ben Stiller’s Mother, Comedian and Actress Anne Meara, Has Died Age 85
  • derStandard: Ben Stillers Mutter Anne Meara gestorben

I think that we have to use the word “prophestic”.

But she was more than being the marginally funny Ben’s mom and the wife of George Costanza’s dad.  In 1995, she wrote the comedy, After-Play, which became an Off-Broadway production.  She starred in her own series Kate McShane where she was nominated for an Emmy, for a show that lasted a whopping 10 episodes.

And she was on Rhoda.

She was also on The Love Boat.  But Mary snatched her away before Erika could draft her!

This gives Mary 60 points unless I am mis-scoring her which I very well may be doing but I’m not sure!

I couldn’t find a place to use the pun “Meara Image.”  I will try harder in the future.

Nancy Reagan, somehow, continues to live.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Occupy the Casket: 150 – (Sir Terry Pratchett – 66, Lauren Hill – 90)

Tailgating with Jesus: 120 – (Jean Béliveau – 20, Ernie Banks – 20, Jerry Tarkanian – 20, Minnie Minoso -10, Al Rosen – 10, Chuck Bednarik – 20)

Jami: 120 – (Diem Brown – 70, Sam Simon – 50)

Nikki: 80 – (Stuart Scott – 60, BB King – 20)

Anne: 70 – (Lesley Gore – 40, Joe Cocker – 30)

Gianna: 70 – (Ahmad “Real” Givens – 70)

The Girl on Fire: 60 – (Mario Cuomo – 20, Richard Dysart – 20, Anne Meara – 20)

I-Steve (a.k.a: The Arch-Bishop!): 60 – (Fiorenzo Angelini – 10, Jorge María Mejía – 10, Cardinal Karl Josef Becker – 20, Roberto Tucci – 10, Giovanni Canestri – 10)

Nora the Explorer: 50 – (James Best – 20, Ben E. King – 30)

Babysitter: 50 – (Leonard Nimoy – 20, Gary Gahl – 30)

Fearless Ghoul Pool Administrator: 30 – (King Abdullah – 10, Joe Franklin – 20)

Anne: 30 – ()

Team Sushi: 30 – (Marion Barry – 30)

Mostly Mike: 20 – (Ralph H Baer – 10, Edward W. Brooke III – 10)

Erika: 10 – (Jayne Meadows – 10)

The Mortician’s Daughter:  10 – (“Little” Jimmy Dickens – 10)

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