Aug 31, 2021
Too Opinionated was lucky enough to sit down with Ed Asner last October in one of his last interviews.
Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy
Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both
of whom rank second to their "The Mary Tyler Moore
Show Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who
has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy
Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime
award. (All of his wins were for Primetime.)
As well as being one of the most outstanding and most respected actors of his generation, equally adept at comedy as he is at drama, Asner also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981-1985, during which he criticized former SAG President Ronald Reagan, then the president of a greater concern, for his Central American policy.
Ed Asner 1929- 2021