Comic Legend Jerry Stiller Passes Away

Comic Legend Jerry Stiller Passes Away
FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2003, file photo, Jerry Stiller, left, and his wife Anne Meara pose on the set of "The King of Queens," at Sony Studio in Culver City, Calif. Stiller, a comedy veteran who launched his career opposite wife Meara in the 1950s and reemerged four decades later as the hysterically high-strung Frank Costanza on the smash television show “Seinfeld,” died of natural causes at 92, his son Ben Stiller announced Monday, May 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Stefano Paltera, File)

Note: Originally Written May 12, 2020

Comic legend Jerry Stiller has passed away at the age of 92. Most well known for his roles in Seinfeld and King of Queens, Stiller had a 60 year career in show business, starting out in a comedy duo with his wife Anne Meara called Stiller & Meara. His enthusiastic energy will be missed.

Stiller & Meara on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson

His son, Ben Stiller an actor in his own right posted this statement to Twitter:

He Was predeceased by his wife of 61 Years, comedienne Anne Meara who was famous for playing Sassy cook Veronica on Archie Bunker’s Place he is survived by his two children Ben & Amy Stiller

Anne Meara on Archie Bunker’s Place

He was very gifted for making his co-stars laugh on any project he did case in point: Seinfeld
The Now Famous “You Want A Piece Of Me” Blooper

In the 1990’s he gained a whole new legion of fans with his performance as Arthur Spooner, Doug Heffernan’s inept but well-meaning father in law on The King Of Queens

The Best Of Arthur Spooner (TVland/Youtube)