|Anne Meara with husband Jerry (L) and son Ben (R)|
She and husband Jerry Stiller were a prominent 1960s comedy team, appearing as Stiller and Meara, and are the parents of actor and comedian Ben and actress Amy Stiller.
In 1975 she starred in her own series Kate McShane on CBS, which she was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Meara costarred with Carroll O'Connor and Martin Balsam in the early 1980s hit sitcom Archie Bunker's Place, which was a continuation of the influential 1970s sitcom All in the Family. She played the role of Veronica Rooney, the bar's cook, for the show's first three seasons (1979–1982).
She also worked in the movie Fame, in which she played English teacher, Elizabeth Sherwood.
She was a cast member of the long running daytime drama All My Children from 1992-1999.
More recently, she has had recurring roles on the television shows Sex and the City (as Mary Brady) and The King of Queens (as Veronica).
She was also an accomplished Broadway actress appearing in several plays including A Month In The Country, Eastern Standard and Anna Christie among others.
The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry Stiller as Meara's "husband and partner in life."