JERRY STILLER - CONTRACT SIGNED 02/24/1971 CO-SIGNED BY: ANNE MEARA - HFSID 262498
Sale Price $396.00
JERRY STILLER and ANNE MEARA
Both members of the comedy team agree to revise the date of their next appearance on Kraft Music Hall
Document signed: "Anne Meara", "Jerry Stiller", 1 page, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1971 February 24. Agreement between Stiller and Meara Enterprises and Yorkshire Productions, delaying by two weeks to March 31, 1971, the date of the last of their five contracted appearances as guest stars on the television program Kraft Music Hall. Accompanied by three documents: 1) a document from Yorkshire Productions specifying the actors' compensation, which will start at $7,500 (to Stiller and Meara Enterprises), with additional payments specified for domestic and foreign rebroadcasts; 2) an unsigned copy of a typed letter from Yorkshire Enterprises to Stiller and Meara c/o the William Morris Agency; 3) a transmittal letter from the William Morris Agency, returning the document signed by Stiller and Meara. 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 (1927-2020), 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. Corners lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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