Take a look back at actor Ed Asner’s impressive film and television career.
“The greatest lesson I ever learned was that I have so much more to learn.” — Ed
HE IS known for being grouchy, gruff, crotchety, irascible and a hater of “spunk.” But growing up in Kansas City, Kan., Yitzhak Edward Asner “was the class clown,” he revealed. “You wouldn’t have thought that, would you?” Both sides were shown when the rough-and-tumble high school football player, WWII vet and auto worker won three Emmys for The Mary Tyler Moore Show before becoming the only actor to win a drama Emmy for the same role on its spinoff, Lou Grant. Now Ed, who turns 89 on Nov. 15, is up for any role. “I keep telling people that I’m a better actor now than I’ve ever been in my life, in my ability to choose and my ability to interpret. I’d say most people [my age] are probably in that same boat...and it’s a shame that they’re not given the opportunity to
demonstrate that intelligence along with their emotion.”