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Ed Asner

Closing Night Special Guest

Versatile, committed, eloquent and talented are all adjectives that describe actor/activist and 7-Time Emmy Award-winning actor ED ASNER     Asner is best known for his comedic and dramatic talent as the gruff but soft-hearted journalist Lou Grant, the role he originated on the landmark TV news room comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and continued in the newspaper-set drama Lou Grant, which earned him five Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards.  Asner received two more Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for the mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man and Roots.

Asner  starred as Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's 2009 box-office-hit and Oscar-winning Best Picture UP!, portrayed Dr. Wasserman on the CBC sitcom Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays, and also starred in the features The Games Maker, Joe’s War, Boonville Redemption The Nutcracker Sweet and Love Meet Up.

Asner continues to do his one-man show A Man and His Prostate written by Ed Weinberger, is set to shoot is the documentary Titanic with Frances Fisher written by Ryan Katzenbach and based on the book Titanic:  Sinking the Myths, and will next be shooting the film Waiting in the Wings:  The Musical, and ,a feature entitled The Instigator.

Ed Asner’s most recent credits include a recurring role on the CBS series The Good Wife starring Julianna Margulies, the NBC telefilm Buddy The Elf, the Hallmark telefilm All of My Heart starring Lacey Chabert, the CBS series Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Hawaii 5-0 starring Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, Mom starring Allison Janney, The Crazy Ones with the late Robin Williams, as well as Chasing Life with Marion Ross for ABC Family and the TBS primetime series Men At Work. He and starred opposite Markie Post in the Lifetime telefilm Christmas On The Bayou. He returned to Broadway in the Fall of 2013 in the comedy drama Grace opposite Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon and Kate Arrington, and he has toured the country for over 5 years as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the critically acclaimed one man show FDR.

    One of the most honored actors in the history of television; Edward Asner has been the recipient of seven Emmy Awards and 16 nominations, as well as five Golden Globe Awards and served as National President of the Screen Actors Guild for two terms. He was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 1996.  Asner received the Ralph Morgan Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2000, and in 2002, was again honored by The Guild as the 38th recipient of the prestigious Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment, an award presented annually to an actor who fosters the highest ideals of the profession.

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Saturday, October 15

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