American actor and comedian Jerry Stiller dies at 92

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American actor and comedian Jerry Stiller dies at 92
American actor and comedian Jerry Stiller dies at 92

Veteran actor and comedian Jerry Stiller , who found fame on Broadway and later in the smash US show “ Seinfeld” has died from natural causes aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said Monday .



Stiller and his wife Anne Meara starred on the stage and TV in the 1960s , writing and performing comedy sketches and routines together.



He later played George Costanza ’ s short - tempered father Frank on the smash TV show “ Seinfeld” , for which he won the Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series at the American Comedy Awards in 1989.



In 1997 he was nominated for an Emmy award for the same role .



He also played Leah Remini’ s father in the sitcom “The King of Queens” and starred alongside his son Ben in the “ Zoolander” films .



“ I’ m sad to say that my father , Jerry Stiller , passed away from natural causes , ” his son said in a tweet.



“ He was a great dad and grandfather , and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years, ” Stiller added . “ He will be greatly missed . Love you Dad . ”

AFP

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