Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died from natural causes, her family confirmed today. The wife of Jerry Stiller, and mother to their son, actor-comedian Ben Stiller, she was 85.
Born in Brooklyn in 1929, Meara was raised Roman Catholic, but converted to reform Judaism six after marrying comedian Jerry Stiller in 1954.
Nobel prize-winning mathematician John F. Nash Jr., subject of Ron Howard’s Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, was killed Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey along with his wife, Alicia. Nash was 86.
The couple had just returned to the US from Norway, where Nash was awarded the Abel Prize by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.