ANNE MEARA - CONTRACT SIGNED 10/09/1970 CO-SIGNED BY: JERRY STILLER - HFSID 262492
ANNE MEARA, CO-SIGNED BY: JERRY STILLER This contract agreeing to multiple appearances at the Kraft Music Hall is signed by the comedian couple Contract signed: "Anne Meara" and "Jerry Stiller" under "Approved", 1p, 8½x11.
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ANNE MEARA, CO-SIGNED BY: JERRY STILLER This contract agreeing to multiple appearances at the Kraft Music Hall is signed by the comedian couple Contract signed: "Anne Meara" and "Jerry Stiller" under "Approved", 1p, 8½x11. New York, New York, 1970 October 9. In letter form from Yorkshire Productions, Inc. to Stiller & Meara Enterprises, Inc., c/o William Morris Agency, Inc. regarding an agreement for Stiller & Meara to appear on the Kraft Music Hall. In full: "This is with reference to the agreement between us dated July 30, 1970 pertaining to the services of Anne Meara and/or Jerry stiller on the KRAFT MUSIC HALL. It is agreed that two of the five further KRAFT MUSIC HALL television programs for which you are to furnish the services of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, as provided in sub-paragraph (ii) of the second paragraph of said agreement, shall be the programs presently scheduled for initial airing on December 9, 1970 and December 16, 1970. The rehearsal period for said programs shall commence September 28, 1970 and continue through October 8, 1970 inclusive. Taping shall be on October 6, 7, and 8, 1970." Also signed by a representative of Yorkshire Productions, Inc. Actress, comedienne, playwright and screenwriter ANNE MEARA (1929-2015), the wife and comedic partner of Jerry Stiller, has appeared in a number of television variety series, in films and on stage both with her husband and as a solo performer. Stiller & Meara rocketed to stardom on 1960s variety shows, including The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Show, their material usually drawn from their different ethnic backgrounds. Meara has appeared in a number of feature films, including Lovers and Other Strangers (1970, with Stiller), The Out-of-Towners (1970), Fame (1980) and Awakenings (1990), starred in the TV series Kate McShane (1975), was a regular on Rhoda (1976-1977), Archie Bunker's Place (1979-1983) and Alf (1987) and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Anna Christie. JERRY STILLER (born in 1929), perhaps best known for his role as Frank Costanza on Seinfeld, has been appearing on the TV series The King of Queens since 1998. He has also appeared on the big screen in films including Airport 1975 and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (both 1974), Hairspray (1988) and Zoolander (2001, which starred his son, Ben Stiller). Stiller and Meara, who met while auditioning for an opera in 1954 and married the following year, are the parents of comic actor Ben Stiller. Lightly creased and soiled. Ink note (unknown hand) at upper right corner. Staple holes in upper left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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