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Jerry Stiller: Seinfeld star and dad of star Ben passes away aged 92

Jerry Stiller: Seinfeld star and dad of star Ben passes away aged 92
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jerry Stiller with son Ben in February 2011 Comedian Jerry Stiller, best known for his recurring role as George Costanza's father on TV's Seinfeld, has died aged 92, his actor son Ben has confirmed."I'm sad to say that my father passed away from natural causes," Ben wrote on Twitter,…

Ben Stiller with father Jerry in 2011

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Jerry Stiller with child Ben in February2011

Born in New York in 1927, Stiller invested many years in a comedy team with his better half Anne Meara, who died in 2015

Stiller appeared with kid Ben in a number of film comedies, among them Zoolander, Zoolander 2 and The Heartbreak Kid.

John Randolph was initially cast in the part however only made one look before Stiller replaced him.

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Stiller and Anne Meara were married for 61 years.

” I’ll always remember, on the first day of the shoot in front of the audience … the whole cast surrounded me, wishing me well,” he kept in mind in 2005

” They were rooting for me. They were safeguarding me from the fear … From that day on, those were the very best years of my life as a star.”

Stiller satisfied Meara at a New york city casting employ 1953 and they married the following year.

They explored the US as a double act and made more than 30 looks on The Ed Sullivan Program, CBS’s top-rated variety programme.

In 2007 Stiller and Meara were offered a joint star on the Hollywood Walk of Popularity in Los Angeles.

Three years later the couple hosted a web-based chat show, shot in their house in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

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