Comedian Anne Meara Dies: Hollywood Reacts
Steve Martin and Rosie O'Donnell were among those paying tribute to her on Twitter.
Comedy legend Anne Meara died Saturday at the age of 85, and a number of Hollywood stars paid their respects via social media.
Meara was half of the comedic duo Stiller & Meara, with husband Jerry Stiller, and they were known for radio commercial campaigns and appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show.
She had recurring roles on numerous TV series, including ALF, King of Queens and Sex and the City, and she appeared in such films as The Out of Towners, Fame, Awakenings and Night at the Museum, the latter directed by her son, Ben Stiller.
Below is a sample of reactions from industry notables.
Stiller and Meara have been a wonderful presence in comedy my whole life. Now Anne Meara is gone, and I salute her.— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) May 24, 2015
Aww man....RIP to a national treasure Anne Meara. She was timelessly funny.— josh groban (@joshgroban) May 24, 2015
RIP Anne Meara...had the pleasure of meeting her once, she had me doubled over laughing. A comedy LEGEND. So many condolences @RedHourBen— Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) May 24, 2015
Anne Meara was real and too quick for the room. Ahead of her time and essential to comedy.— David Krumholtz (@mrDaveKrumholtz) May 24, 2015
RIP ANNE MEARA. A true comedy legend. What a great talent.— Mike Binder (@MikeBinderjokes) May 24, 2015
The world lost a great one. Anne Meara, thank you for always being so hilarious & so much fun to go swimming with. pic.twitter.com/ZIJMHDOXWH— natasha lyonne (@nlyonne) May 24, 2015
Very sad to hear that the wonderful Anne Meara has passed away. I was so fortunate to work with her on my first movie. RIP, Anne.— greg mottola (@gregmottola) May 24, 2015
So sorry to read about the passing of Anne Meara. Condolences to @RedHourBen and dad Jerry Stiller.— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) May 24, 2015
RIP Anne Meara.....amazing talented and terrific woman— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) May 24, 2015
#AnneMeara Anne, We love U - The relationship of our families through the years has been tremendous. Loving thoughts to Ben, Amy & Jerry— Eric Roberts (@EricRoberts) May 24, 2015
I always loved Anne Meara: funny forever, a terrific actress, & a really fine human being. RIP— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) May 24, 2015
I was lucky enough to know Anne Meara personally, and I'm very saddened by her passing. She was wonderful. Love to her family. #RIPAnne— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) May 24, 2015
Very sad to hear of the passing of Anne Meara. Such an incredibly funny person, an amazing woman & a groundbreaker. A huge loss for comedy.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) May 24, 2015
Rest In Peace Anne Meara. Thank you for the laughs on and off the screen of The king Of Queens Your… https://t.co/RXvIAHe9Nn— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) May 24, 2015
RIP Anne Meara. Comedy Treasure. https://t.co/28W1Pmg6fz— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) May 24, 2015