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Dear Ken: How old is Ben Stiller’s father, Jerry Stiller, who played George Costanza‘s dad on “Seinfeld”?Brooklyn-born Jerry Stiller is 83. He also co-starred on “The King of Queens” as Arthur Spooner. He and his wife, Anne Meara, made up the comedy team of Stiller and Meara and were popular in the 1960s and 1970s on TV variety shows. Later they turned to radio commercials and were known for a series of radio commercials for Blue Nun wine

Dear Ken: Where have I seen Moira Kelly, who plays Karen Roe on the TV show “One Tree Hill”?Probably on “The West Wing” as Mandy Hampton. But, then again, you may have spotted Kelly, 42, in such movies as “The Cutting Edge,” “Billy Bathgate,” “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” “Little Odessa” or “Dangerous Beauty.”

Dear Ken: Years ago there was a “Casper, the Friendly Ghost” cartoon series on TV. Did the Ghostly Trio have names and who was Casper’s ghost cousin with a Brooklyn accent and who was Casper’s girlfriend?The trio wore the names Fatso, Fusso and Lazo. I’m not sure how Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost and Casper are related, but Spooky is his name and spooking is his game. Casper also had a ghost horse, Nightmare, and a girl friend, Wendy the Good Little Witch. Spooky had a girlfriend named Poil.

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