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Jerry Stiller

Critically acclaimed actor and Upper West Side resident Jerry Stiller started his career on the stage, made a name for himself performing improvisational comedy across the nation with his wife Anne Meara, and went on to play one of TV’s most notoriously neurotic fathers, Frank Costanza. CiNYC host Hank takes Jerry Back on the Block to talk about his New York City childhood, his family, and his storied career.

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  • By thomas baker – 08-20-08 at 9:20 pm

    jerry and his wife were great people back in the day,as I remember,In a brooklyn neighborhood where I grew up with my family.I understand Jerry and his wife were great friends with my dad.The hang out McMannis’s,(great burgers) near the hospital my father, bob baker worked I think it was Methodis Hospital. I only knew they were friends by the picture my dad showed me, but I just found out the were great friends back then.My dad knew many people, he’s gone now, but its a great inspiration to to me that my father was friends with such nice,kind ,and talented people.Hope you get this love to hear from you.

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