EntertainmentComedy Legend Jerry Stiller, Dad to Ben, Is 'Doing Well' After Health Scare, Says Family Friend

07:56  11 january  2019
07:56  11 january  2019 Source:   people.com

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Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian , writer, producer, and director. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

Gerald Isaac Stiller (born June 8, 1927) is an American comedian and actor. He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara.

Comedy Legend Jerry Stiller, Dad to Ben, Is 'Doing Well' After Health Scare, Says Family Friend© Shahar Azran/WireImage Comedy Legend Jerry Stiller, Dad to Ben, Is 'Doing Well' After Health Scare, Says Family Friend

Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller, 91, suffered a medical scare on Wednesday night that landed him the in the hospital but is now better and recovering.

“He is doing well and will be home this weekend,” a family friend tells PEOPLE of his health.

Stiller — famous for playing George Costanza’s dad in Seinfeld, and for being the real-life one to Ben and sister Amy — lost his wife, Anne Meara, in 2015 after she had suffered multiple strokes. She was 85 at the time of her death.

“Anne’s memory lives on in the hearts of daughter Amy, son Ben, her grandchildren, her extended family and friends, and the millions she entertained as an actress, writer and comedienne,” her family said in a statement at the time.

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Comedian Jerry Lewis is back to his usual routine following a health scare in Sydney on Friday. The slapstick comedian was rushed to hospital in Sydney on Friday in what was described as a bout of poor health , but is said to have recovered sufficiently and will continue his two-week charity tour of

Created with Sketch. Ben Stiller : ' Doing comedy is scary '. His parents - Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara - are revered actors whose comic double act Stiller and Meara (focusing largely on the couple's ethnic differences) was Cuddly family - friendly comic Stiller is not, however, sticking around for long.

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Married in 1954, Meara and Stiller performed together as Stiller & Meara on sketch shows throughout the 1960s, most notably, The Ed Sullivan Show.

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Stiller experienced a resurgence in fame through recurring roles in Seinfeld and The King of Queens (on which his wife had a guest starring role) for all of its nine seasons. Meara did too, appearing in multiple seasons of Sex and the City as Miranda Hobbes’ mother-in-law.

During his run on Seinfeld, Stiller was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

Stiller also appeared opposite his son in Zoolander.

PEOPLE is out to Stiller’s representative for comment

'Seinfeld' star Jerry Stiller, 91, rushed to hospital after 'episode'.
A source said there are no signs of a stroke, despite one report's claims.

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