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Ed Asner
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Asner in 2015
Eddie Asner[1]

(1929-11-15) November 15, 1929 (age 91)
EducationWyandotte High School
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
OccupationActor, voice artist
Years active1957–present
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Nancy Sykes (m. 1959–1988) «start: (1959)–end+1: (1989)»"Marriage: Nancy Sykes to Ed Asner" Location: (linkback:
Cindy Gilmore (m. 1998–2015) «start: (1998)–end+1: (2016)»"Marriage: Cindy Gilmore to Ed Asner" Location: (linkback:
21st President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
November 3, 1981 – June 20, 1985
Preceded byWilliam Schallert
Succeeded byPatty Duke

Eddie Asner (born November 15, 1929), also credited as Edward Asner, is an American actor of Jewish descent.[2]

He was the president of Screen Actors Guild. He is known for his Emmy Award winning role Lou Grant on both the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant. In 2009, he voiced Carl Fredricksen in the Pixar movie Up. In 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable CMT. He is currently starring in a Canadian television series Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, on CBC Television. Asner was born in Kansas City, Missouri,[3] but was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Asner was married to Nancy Sykes from 1959 to 1988; they have four children. He was married Cindy Gilmore from 1998 to 2007. California Governor Gavin Newsom is his nephew by marriage. Gavin Newsom. Asner currently lives in Santa Monica, California.


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