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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edward Asner  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Political

Born: 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri


Illinois Connection

Ed Asner graduated from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ed Asner primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series, Lou Grant. In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's award-winning animated film Up. Asner has won more Emmy Awards for performing than any other male actor (seven, including five for the role of Lou Grant). In 2003, he was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. From 1981 to 1985 he was president of the Screen Actors Guild.

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