So I decided to focus on playwriting, and after about a year I completed ‘After-Play.’ ” Rue Mc Clanahan and Barbara Barrie were in the original cast, but when Mc Clanahan had to leave to work on a movie, Meara, with the help of her therapist, mustered the courage to take over the role.
Stiller joined the show, too, though he had to duck out after a few weeks for hip-replacement surgery.
Meara never spoke to her father about her mother’s suicide, something she came to regret later in life.
Now though, Jesy has a new man, singer, Harry James.
The pair were first linked in July during a holiday in Mykonos, and were spotted clubbing together on one of their first public dates in September.
“My body parts are disintegrating and my children are candidates for the Hitler Youth,” the most acid-tongued character says of her lot in life.
I liked the play a lot and got to know Brooklyn-born Meara at the time.