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Ed Asner (Lou Grant in Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant, Carl Fredricksen in Up) dies at 91

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Ed Asner, the legendary actor, activist and philanthropist, passed away peacefully Sunday. He was 91.



morning, surrounded by family. He was 91.


Asner, former president of the Screen Actors Guild, is best known for his role as Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff Lou Grant, pulling off the rare feat of playing the same character in both a comedy and a drama series.


He is the most awarded male performer in Emmy history with seven wins — five of them for playing Grant, the irascible but loving newsman. He also received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2001.






Hell of a run!

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I watched the Puppies episode last night after the new What If . . . It was great and sad to hear his voice at the same time. You can almost hear that Up theme playing lightly in the back of the head :( Plus I remember him more for his days as Det. Cosgrove on Freakazoid and Hudson on Gargoyles 

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