“Forgotten Hollywood”- Passing Parade Claims Jerry Stiller…

Posted on May 11, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Jerry Stiller was a funnyman who teamed with wife Anne Meara as part of a beloved comedy duo. They remained married for over sixty years. Later in his career, he appeared as the high-strung Frank Costanza on the classic sitcom, Seinfeld, and the basement-dwelling father-in-law on The King of Queens. Their son is Ben Stiller.

“`Stiller grew up in Depression-era Brooklyn. His desire to enter show business came at eight years of age,  when his father took him to see the Marx Brothers in their comedy classic A Night at the Opera. Years later, Stiller met Groucho Marx and thanked him for his inspiration.                        JERRY STILLER –>

“`Stiller earned a drama degree at Syracuse University after serving in World War II, and then headed to New York City to launch his career. There was a brief involvement in Shakespearean theater. Everything changed after he met Meara in Spring, 1953. They were soon appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show and working nightclubs, nationwide.  The couple went on to appear in dozens of film, stage, and television productions. They were also a sensation in commercials.

“`Stiller’s film appearances include Airport 1975, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Lovers and Other Strangers, and the Zoolander series of movies. On television, he guest-starred in The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Love American Style, AliceRhoda, Phyllis, The Love Boat, Archie Bunker’s Place, Murder She Wrote, Law and Order, L. A. Law, and The Good Wife.

“`Grumpy and eccentric on camera, Jerry Stiller was kind, soft-spoken, and a generous actor, behind-the-scenes. He was ninety-two.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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