Veteran actor and comic Jerry Stiller, who discovered fame on Broadway and later within the smash US present “Seinfeld” has died from pure causes aged 92, his son Ben Stiller mentioned Monday.
Stiller and his spouse Anne Meara starred on the stage and TV within the 1960s, writing and performing comedy sketches and routines collectively.
He later performed George Costanza’s short-tempered father Frank on the smash TV present “Seinfeld”, for which he gained the Funniest Male Visitor Look in a TV Collection on the American Comedy Awards in 1989.
In 1997 he was nominated for an Emmy award for a similar position.
He additionally performed Leah Remini’s father within the sitcom “The King of Queens” and starred alongside his son Ben within the “Zoolander” movies.
“I am unhappy to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, handed away from pure causes,” his son mentioned in a tweet.
“He was an important dad and grandfather, and probably the most devoted husband to Anne for about 62 years,” Stiller added. “He will probably be significantly missed. Love you Dad.”
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