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Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara Paperback – September 5, 2001
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Jerry's courtship and eventual marriage to "angel faced" Irish Catholic girl named Anne Meara, is narrated humorously. Both were struggling actors for a long time. They started in the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village, on and off Broadway. Eventually they made a name for themselves and became well-known comedy actors. I was always impressed by their versatile acts on Ed Sullivan's Show where they appeared numerous times to rave reviews. Jerry states (p.81) "I learned that theater was a battlefield to capture people's hearts and minds." Years later, Jerry and Anne did capture people's hearts on TV, much larger audiences than theatre. They sparked laughter in their audiences, over fifty years in show business. The book is an easy read; it might enhance your knowledge from various angles.
Seeing pictures of the kids when they were small brought back memories of "Benjie" and the (forever getting lost) "wah-wah" and what a terrific Daddy you were. One might not take my review seriously as I have loved you guys since the 60's. BUT...... to justify the 5 stars, I would not put my name on a review if I didn't believe what I wrote. Got that reader?
Reader, buy this book. You will understand the seemingly neurotic "Stiller" and the grounded "Meara". Anne is surely the love of Jerry's life and even after 40 years, he still wonders if "it will last". <smile> Seeing early pictures of Jerry will make the reader do a double take. Many of Jerry's pictures then, look just like Ben now. We see lovely Amy too. A good read and anyone who watched The Ed Sullivan Show will consider it a visit with old friends. Younger ones will think Frank Constanza. Jerry and Anne, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. I know you remember Ralph, the Announcer of The Sullivan Show.......... well.....check my last name and there you have it.
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I loved reading of stiller and meara. Would love to read annes bio. Stiller reminds me of my grandfather and love him in king of queensPublished on February 12, 2013 by Cheri
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ANNE MEARA by Jerry Stiller . . . had looked forward to this book
as I've always enjoyed Stiller's work (even before he... Read more