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Edward "Ed" Asner (born November 15, 1929) is an American film, television & stage actor, and voice actor and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary...Wikipedia

Age: 85
Born: 15th November, 1929, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant

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Has won more Emmys, 7, as an actor than any other male performer.

 

Father of Matthew Asner and Kate Asner.

 

(on making the transition from the comedy "Mary Tyler Moore" (1970) to its dramatic spin-off series "Lou Grant" (1977)] We were really worried about changing over from a three-camera half-hour comedy to a one-camera full-hour drama. The audience wasn't ready for the switch - even CBS billed us in their promos as a comedy. In fact, the whole thing was impossible. But we didn't know that.

 

To my knowledge, there is no blacklist. But there is a mindset, even among liberal producers, that says 'He may be difficult so let's avoid him.'

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jekuper2010 - Great actor and a very nice man. One of my very favorites. (3 years ago)
jekuper2010 - Ed Asner, one of my favorite actors (3 years ago)
manpo20 - hi (7 years ago)

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