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March 13, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Ed Asner was hospitalized for exhaustion Tuesday night in Gary, Ind., after struggling with disorientation during his one-man show, "FDR. " The 83-year-old actor, who has been touring the country with the show for 3½ years, had led an acting class at another location hours before the show, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The show started 45 minutes late, the paper said, and Asner struggled with lines from the beginning. He was reportedly walked off stage by emergency medical personnel about 15 minutes into the performance.
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February 25, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
If just the mention of the name Ed Asner puts the theme song from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in your head, then the actor's longtime Studio City house will likely bring his trademark role -- affable, flawed, curmudgeonly, fatherly editor Lou Grant -- to mind too. Talk about a warm fuzzy. The charming traditional-style home, which sold for $1,306,250, has that real-people-lived-here look. Described as “quaint” by Realtor.com, which spotted the sale, the place oozes wall-to-wall character.
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OPINION
March 14, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
This post has been updated. Ed Asner has been released from the hospital and plans to fly home to Los Angeles, according to his publicist Charles Sherman. The actor was admitted into Chicago-area hospital Tuesday night and diagnosed with exhaustion. Still, Asner seemed to be in good spirits, at least on Twitter. “Reports of my imminent demise are greatly exaggerated,” he tweeted Wednesday. “They tell me I am suffering from exhaustion. Thanks for the good wishes!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2013 | By Martha Groves
Jim McGinn, a TV writer and producer, moved into his Pacific Palisades home on July 1, 1967. Three days later, the world, or so it seemed, streamed by the neighborhood newbie's front door. "That's when we found out about the parade," McGinn said. Pacific Palisades' two-hour Fourth of July procession - replete with bands, dogs wearing flag bandannas and kids riding bunting-bedecked bikes - is the centerpiece of the coastal enclave's rapturous celebration of Independence Day. "It is not the Rose Bowl Parade, with million-dollar floats coming down the street, but it is one of the best hometown parades you're going to see," said Robert Weber, 45, president of the Palisades Americanism Parade Assn., the organizing committee.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
If just the mention of the name Ed Asner puts the theme song from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in your head, then the actor's longtime Studio City house will likely bring his trademark role -- affable, flawed, curmudgeonly, fatherly editor Lou Grant -- to mind too. Talk about a warm fuzzy. The charming traditional-style home, which sold for $1,306,250, has that real-people-lived-here look. Described as “quaint” by Realtor.com, which spotted the sale, the place oozes wall-to-wall character.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
A Fox News producer got more than he bargained for this week when he confronted Ed Asner, the 83-year-old actor best known for his role as Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” on the street in New York's theater district. Rather than fighting back, Asner asked if he could could urinate on the man. Asner's request, while certainly bizarre, wasn't made entirely out of context. The reason for the confrontation, as Sean Hannity explained on his show, was a video Asner narrated on behalf of the California Federation of Teachers.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Ed Asner has developed a knack during his extensive showbiz career for portraying crusty characters armed with a gruffness that camouflages a decent nature and good heart. Those traits were at the core of Asner's most famous role, the crotchety Lou Grant of the landmark "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its dramatic "Lou Grant" spinoff. But there was a brief moment in Asner's past nearly 40 years ago when he went over to the dark side, playing a villain on CBS' "Hawaii Five-O. " On Monday's episode of the revamped "Hawaii Five-O," he gets to resurrect his bad-boy past.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2012 | By David Ng
Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon are teaming up for a Broadway production of "Grace," a play by Craig Wright that is expected to open Oct. 4 in New York. The production will also star 82-year-old Ed Asner, returning to Broadway for the first time in more than 20 years. "Grace" is a comedy-drama about a young religious couple who have traveled to Florida to open a chain of biblically themed motels. The couple (Rudd and Kate Arrington) encounter an embittered neighbor whose life has taken a tragic turn (Shannon)
BUSINESS
February 23, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Ed Asner and Valerie Harper are teaming up on a new project: an attempt to take down the proposed merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Asner and Harper, who starred in the 1970s "Mary Tyler Moore" TV series, have joined other high-profile actors including Ed Harris and Martin Sheen in filing a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday seeking an injunction to stop SAG from holding a vote on a proposed merger with AFTRA.
NEWS
September 8, 1991 | JOE RHODES
Now that he's got the part, Ed Asner can afford to laugh at the irony of it all, at the cosmic casting joke that has brought him onto the set of CBS' "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" to play Walter Kovacs, a world-weary conservative ex-cop who will constantly be at odds with theshow's liberal-minded title character, played by Sharon Gless.
OPINION
March 14, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
This post has been updated. Ed Asner has been released from the hospital and plans to fly home to Los Angeles, according to his publicist Charles Sherman. The actor was admitted into Chicago-area hospital Tuesday night and diagnosed with exhaustion. Still, Asner seemed to be in good spirits, at least on Twitter. “Reports of my imminent demise are greatly exaggerated,” he tweeted Wednesday. “They tell me I am suffering from exhaustion. Thanks for the good wishes!
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Ed Asner was hospitalized for exhaustion Tuesday night in Gary, Ind., after struggling with disorientation during his one-man show, "FDR. " The 83-year-old actor, who has been touring the country with the show for 3½ years, had led an acting class at another location hours before the show, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The show started 45 minutes late, the paper said, and Asner struggled with lines from the beginning. He was reportedly walked off stage by emergency medical personnel about 15 minutes into the performance.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
A Fox News producer got more than he bargained for this week when he confronted Ed Asner, the 83-year-old actor best known for his role as Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” on the street in New York's theater district. Rather than fighting back, Asner asked if he could could urinate on the man. Asner's request, while certainly bizarre, wasn't made entirely out of context. The reason for the confrontation, as Sean Hannity explained on his show, was a video Asner narrated on behalf of the California Federation of Teachers.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2012 | By David Ng
Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon are teaming up for a Broadway production of "Grace," a play by Craig Wright that is expected to open Oct. 4 in New York. The production will also star 82-year-old Ed Asner, returning to Broadway for the first time in more than 20 years. "Grace" is a comedy-drama about a young religious couple who have traveled to Florida to open a chain of biblically themed motels. The couple (Rudd and Kate Arrington) encounter an embittered neighbor whose life has taken a tragic turn (Shannon)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Ed Asner has developed a knack during his extensive showbiz career for portraying crusty characters armed with a gruffness that camouflages a decent nature and good heart. Those traits were at the core of Asner's most famous role, the crotchety Lou Grant of the landmark "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its dramatic "Lou Grant" spinoff. But there was a brief moment in Asner's past nearly 40 years ago when he went over to the dark side, playing a villain on CBS' "Hawaii Five-O. " On Monday's episode of the revamped "Hawaii Five-O," he gets to resurrect his bad-boy past.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Ed Asner and Valerie Harper are teaming up on a new project: an attempt to take down the proposed merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Asner and Harper, who starred in the 1970s "Mary Tyler Moore" TV series, have joined other high-profile actors including Ed Harris and Martin Sheen in filing a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday seeking an injunction to stop SAG from holding a vote on a proposed merger with AFTRA.
NEWS
July 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Activist actor Ed Asner is touring Cambodia with a U.S. aid agency. Asner said he welcomes the change in policy that reduced U.S. diplomatic support for the Cambodian resistance coalition because of the participation of the murderous Khmer Rouge in the coalition. "The situation is very complicated but that is no excuse for failing to make up for a horrible mistake," Asner said in the capital of Phnom Penh as he mingled with foreign correspondents.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ed Asner, who was in Nicaragua as part of a cultural exchange group observing last Sunday's elections, was--to say the least--surprised by their outcome. "It was unbelievable, astounding," the actor said. "Everyone was just flabbergasted." Asner, best known for his portrayal on television of newsman Lou Grant, has become almost as well known for his activism on behalf of liberal political causes.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2011
Premiering in fall 1969 (the same year as ABC's hit drama "Marcus Welby, M.D. "), CBS' "Medical Center" revolved around handsome young surgeon Dr. Joe Gannon (Chad Everett) — who managed to look great even in scrubs — and his chief of staff, Paul Lochner (James Daly, father of Tyne and Tim), who work at a university hospital in Los Angeles. From the first season through its last in 1975-76, the series dealt with such hot topics as abortion, child abuse and drugs. The first season, just released on DVD, features guest stars including Cicely Tyson, Ed Asner, William Shatner, Dyan Cannon and O.J. Simpson.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2010 | By Mike Boehm and David Ng, Los Angeles Times
As it gradually works its way back to solid financial ground, the Pasadena Playhouse has added two more productions to its lineup for the upcoming season. Ed Asner will star in the solo show "FDR" (Oct. 12 to Nov. 7), a drama that follows the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt from inauguration to World War II. The production is based on Dore Schary's Tony-winning play "Sunrise at Campobello" that ran on Broadway in 1958 and was made into a film in 1960. "Uptown, Downtown" (Nov.
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