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Ed Asner
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Asner in 2017
Born
Eddie Asner

(1929-11-15)November 15, 1929
Died August 29, 2021(2021-08-29) (aged 91)
Education Wyandotte High School
Alma mater University of Chicago
Occupation Actor, voice artist
Years active 1957–2021
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Nancy Sykes
(m. 1959; div. 1988)

Cindy Gilmore
(m. 1998; div. 2015)
Children 4
21st President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
November 3, 1981 – June 20, 1985
Preceded by William Schallert
Succeeded by Patty Duke

Eddie Asner (November 15, 1929 – August 29, 2021), better known as Ed Asner, was an American actor.

Early life

Asner was born Eddie Asner in Kansas City, Missouri on November 15, 1929.

He was the president of Screen Actors Guild.

He was best known for his Emmy Award winning role Lou Grant on both the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant. In 2009, he voiced Carl Fredricksen in the Pixar movie Up. In 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable CMT. He is currently starring in a Canadian television series Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, on CBC Television. Asner was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Asner was married to Nancy Sykes from 1959 to 1988; they have four children. He married Cindy Gilmore from 1998 to 2007. California Governor Gavin Newsom is his nephew by marriage.

Asner died on August 29, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 91.

Filmography

Animated roles

Film roles

Video game roles

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