Actor Ed Asner, who has appeared in dozens of films and television series, was 91 years old at the time of his death.
American actor Ed Asner has died at the age of 91 years. The death was reported in the American media.
Asner has acted in several television series and films, and in Finland his best-known work is the main role in animated film Up – towards heights. Asner gave the voice to the protagonist of the film.
The role of the vibrating widow and the way she spoke was written for Asner’s acting image, but the person’s appearance was also influenced by other well-known Actors such as Spencer Tracy and Walter Matthau. He played the same role in the Finnish version of the Oscar-winning film Antti Litja.
Asner was a long-time actor who became known to the American public primarily for his role as a journalist in productions in the 1970s and 1980s; The Mary Tyler Moore Show mixed Lou Grant TV series. The series also brought Asner numerous Emmy Awards. In all, he won seven TV industry Emmys, including one role In the roots, one of the most famous TV series of the 1970s.
Asner was also politically active.
Lou Grant series production ended in 1982 when the actor had drifted into the middle of a foreign policy controversy. Asner served as leader of the actors ’union and was on a train of aid checks for El Salvador’s left guerrillas at the same time as the president Ronald Reagan the administration supported the government of the country.