26 Aug Ed Asner
Ed Asner. A 7-time Emmy Award Winner! Still Acting & Enjoying Life in his 90’s! And a Father After 50! …
Ed Asner. 7-Time Emmy Award Winner, a Favorite in Television, Film and on Stage …. And a Father Again at 58! –
Ed Asner is a 7-time Emmy award winner who has entertained us in television, film and on stage for over 60 years. Most of us over 50 know him for his role as Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Over the years he’s appeared in many television shows and hit movies like JFK, Elf and the animated movie Up. Ed is also a father after 50!
Books Ed has written:
Son of Junkman: My Life from the West Bottoms of Kansas City to the Bright Lights of Hollywood
The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs
Copied from Quince Productions:
- Icon of American Television
- 7-time Emmy Award Winner
- 20 Emmy Nominations
- Star of Stage, TV, Film, and Voiceover
- Past President of Screen Actors Guild
Ed Asner has been an enduring presence in television, film and stage for 60 years. Developing his craft in Chicago and New York, Ed established himself as a solid and versatile performer, regularly featured in roles on the big screen and in such landmark television series as “The Outer Limits”, “Gunsmoke”, “The Wild Wild West”, “Ironside”, and “Mission Impossible”, totaling more than 100 television credits.
In the ’70s, his role as Lou Grant in the long-running hit sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” catapulted him to stardom. He then cemented himself as an “actor’s actor”, perpetuating his character in the dramatic series “Lou Grant”. Ed is the only actor to have won an Emmy for the same role in both a comedy and a drama (five total as Lou Grant). He went on to win two more Emmy Awards for complex roles in the mega-hit miniseries “Roots” and “Rich Man, Poor Man”.
Throughout his career, Ed has always been in great demand. In addition to his celebrated work in television, he turned in unforgettable performances in films such as “JFK”, “Elf”, and “Pacific Edge”.
He returned to Broadway in “Grace”, and toured the country with his one-man show “FDR”, portraying President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
If that weren’t enough, Ed served two terms as President of the Screen Actors Guild, protecting the rights of professional working actors.
You can follow Ed through social media and the Ed Asner Family Center:
Ed Asner Family Center: TheEdAsnerFamilyCenter.