The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

Remembering Jerry Stiller

In 2012 Caraid O'Brien interviewed actor Jerry Stiller for WBAI radio. She joins us on The Shmooze to talk about that interview and her friendship with the actor. In conversation with Caraid, we learn about Stiller's life on and off the stage and how he pursued acting at a very early age at the Henry Street Playhouse. We also hear about the Jewish and Yiddish roots that may have informed some of his work, and about Anne Meara, Stiller's wife and collaborator of sixty years.

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Click here to listen to Caraid's full interview with Jerry Stiller on WBAI, and here for her interview with Anne Meara.