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Ed Asner

Actor and Activist

Ed Asner is best known for his comedic anddramatic talent as the gru  but soft-hearted
journalist Lou Grant, the role he originated onthe landmark TV news room comedy The
Mary Tyler Moore Show and continued in thenewspaper-set drama Lou Grant. The roleearned him  ve Emmys and three GoldenGlobe Awards. Asner received two more
Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for themini-series Rich Man, Poor Man and Roots.
One of the most honored actors in the history oftelevision, Asner has been the recipient of seven
Emmy Awards and 16 nominations, as well as  ve Golden Globe Awards.He served as National President of the Screen Actors Guild for twoterms and was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 1996.Asner received the Ralph Morgan Award from the Screen Actors Guild in2000, presented periodically for distinguished service to the Guild’sHollywood membership. In March 2002, he was again honored by TheGuild as the 38th recipient of the prestigious Life Achievement Awardfor career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment, presentedannually to an actor who fosters the highest ideals of the profession.Asner has worked with all of the greats in the entertainment businessand continues to act onstage and on  lm.