Jerry Stiller has passed away at age 92. The gifted comedian and actor was also half of the genius married comedy duo of Stiller and Meara. I was very lucky to have known them in their later years and was in awe of both of them. Of course, they were also the parents of Ben Stiller, which is how they were known to some over the last couple of decades, and his sister, actress Amy Stiller.
But to me, and a lot of others, Stiller and Meara were right up there with Joan Rivers, Alan King, Freddie Roman and a host of acts that appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in the 60s. That Jerry would go on to such an incredible success in the 90s on “Seinfeld” and “King of Queens” was just icing on the cake. Rest in peace, Jerry. Serenity now!