Ed Asner, TV’s Blustery Lou Grant, Dies At 91

Built like the football lineman he once was, the balding Asner was a journeyman actor in films and TV when he was hired in 1970 to play Lou Grant on CBS’s The Mary Tyler Moore Show. For seven seasons he was the rumpled boss to Moore’s ebullient Mary Richards (He called her “Mary,” she called him “Mr. Grant”) at the fictional Minneapolis TV newsroom where both worked. Later, he would play the role for five years on Lou Grant also on CBS.

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Ed Asner Released From Hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Asner’s publicist says the 83-year-old actor is out of a Chicago-area hospital after being diagnosed with exhaustion. Publicist Charles Sherman says Asner was released Thursday and plans to fly home to Los Angeles. He likely will postpone some performances of his touring one-man stage show. On Tuesday night, Asner was […]

Ed Asner Hospitalized For Exhaustion

The 83-year-old actor was taken off stage at the Marquette Pavilion in Gary, Ind., on Tuesday night to a Chicago-area hospital where he is “resting comfortably” and is expected to be released later today.

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