Ed Asner: Birthday

American actor
Born: November 15, 1929
Died: August 29, 2021

Ed Asner (1929–2021) was a renowned American actor, born on November 15, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri, and passed away on August 29, 2021. With a career spanning seven decades, Asner was widely celebrated for his versatility and talent in both television and film.

He gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of Lou Grant, the gruff but lovable newsroom boss, first in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1970–1977) and then in the spin-off series “Lou Grant” (1977–1982), earning him multiple Emmy Awards for his outstanding performances in both comedic and dramatic roles.

Beyond his iconic television roles, Asner lent his distinctive voice to the character of Carl Fredricksen in the animated film “Up” (2009), a performance that earned him critical acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Throughout his career, Asner remained an outspoken advocate for various social and political causes, reflecting his commitment to activism and humanitarian efforts.

Ed Asner’s legacy is marked by his significant contributions to the entertainment industry and his enduring impact on audiences, making him a beloved and respected figure in American popular culture.

Ed Asner’s 5 most popular quotes

  • A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama.
  • There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry.
  • We all moan and groan about the loss of the quality of life through the destruction of our ecology, and yet every one of us, in our own little comfortable ways, contributes daily to that destruction. It’s time now to awaken in each one of us the respect and attention our beloved Mother deserves.
  • Never stand still. Only stand still enough to learn, and once you stop learning in that stance, move off. Always keep yourself engaged, in theater, in whatever job you can get. If you can’t get an acting job, then go backstage. Or take tickets. But be around actors because that is where you will primarily learn.
  • As they used to say ‘What if they gave a war and nobody came?’ How worthwhile if they declared a day of peace and everybody came.
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