US actress and comedienne Anne Meara has died, aged 85.

Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller say Meara died on Saturday.

The Stiller family released a statement describing Jerry Stiller as Meara’s “husband and partner in life”.

“The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long,” the statement said.

The couple performed as Stiller & Meara on The Ed Sullivan Show and other programs in the 1960s.

Meara also appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including recurring roles on All My Children and The King of Queens.

Besides Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller, Meara is survived by her daughter, Amy, and several grandchildren.


Source: AAP