The Actor Ed Asner dies, acclaimed by his role of Lou Grant

The American actor Ed Asner, who reached the reputation of journalist Lou Grant in the series of seventies The Mary Tyler Moore Show and starred in numerous tel

The Actor Ed Asner dies, acclaimed by his role of Lou Grant

The American actor Ed Asner, who reached the reputation of journalist Lou Grant in the series of seventies The Mary Tyler Moore Show and starred in numerous television productions, has died this Sunday at 91, according to local media and his relatives.

"We'm sorry to say that our beloved patriarch died in peace this morning, words can not express the sadness we feel like. With a kiss in your head: good night dad, we love you," they communicated by their children through their official Twitter account . According to The New York Times, the interpreter died at home from the town of Tarzana (California).

Asner is the most awarded actor in the history of the Emmy with seven awards, of which five corresponded to his interpretation of Lou Grant, first in the "Sitcom" by Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977) and then in a derivative drama and Titled on his behalf, which was issued from 1977 to 1982.

Born in 1929 in Kansas City (Arkansas), in a family of Orthodox Jewish immigrants, Asner began his career as an actor at the theater and arrived at Broadway in 1960, sharing stage with Jack Lemon in Face of A Hero, to finally premiere in 1957 On the small screen, where it would achieve its greatest successes. The Mary Tyler Moore Show marked his career, but Asner was also acclaimed for his performance at the Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man, who deserved two Emmys, and participated as a bender in numerous ribbons, including the Pixar Animation Study Up , in which he was the entrañerable Carl Fredricksen.

Among its nearly 300 titles, which were also worth five Golden Balloons and a star on the Hollywood Fame Walk, also highlight the Elf movie and its actions in recent years in Las Series Cobra Kai, Grace and Frankie or The Good Wife

Asner was remembered today by his colleagues of profession, including the important union of SAG-AFTRA actors, which he belonged for six decades and who presided between 1981 and 1985. In 2001, the organization granted a prize for a lifetime. He was also known for his philanthropy and activism of him, publicly pronouncing on political issues for years and participating in actions in rejection of the US government war. Against Iraq or in support of the five Cuban agents prisoners by espionage.

Updated Date: 04 September 2021, 21:40

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