Jerry Stiller

Stiller in 2006, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Gerald Isaac Stiller

Date of Birth: June 8, 1927

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: May 11, 2020

Place of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jerry Stiller was an American comedian, actor, and author.

Jerry was the son of Bella (Cytrynbaum/Citrin) and William “Willie” Stiller, a bus driver. His father was born in New York, to Jewish emigrants, from Chijika, in Galicia. His mother was a Jewish emigrant, from Frampol, Poland.

Jerry was married to actress and comedian Anne Meara, until her death, with whom he had two children, actors and comedians Amy Stiller and Ben Stiller. Anne converted to Judaism, around 1961.

Jerry’s paternal grandfather was named Samuel/Sam Stiller. Samuel was born in Khodoriv, Zhydachivs’kyi district, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine.

Jerry’s paternal grandmother was Anna Intel/Tietel/Teitel (the daughter of Abraham Teitel and Ray Schiffman).

Jerry’s maternal grandfather was named Yussef/Yosif/Joseph Itshak Cytrynbaum/Citron.

Jerry’s maternal grandmother was named Devorah.

Sources: Genealogy of Jerry Stiller –

Jerry Stiller on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Jerry’s parents –

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