Interview with Ed Asner (part 1 re-run)
I am re-running the interview I did with the irrepressible, outrageous, talented, generous, and at 83 still sexy and still acting, Ed Asner, because he is once again back on Broadway. Ed co-stars with Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon and Kate Arrington in Grace, which previews on Sept 13th and will run for 16 weeks. Best known for his portrayal of the curmudgeonly Lou Grant, a role he created on the Mary Tyler Moore show and reprised in his own show called only Lou Grant. Ed won seven Emmy Awards, more than any other male actor, and is the only actor to win an Emmy for his work in both a sitcom and a Drama series – for playing the same role. A famously outspoken rebel, who has always been courageously true his beliefs, and often paid a heavy price for his courage, Ed Asner is still poster child for true north. Spontaneous, open, guile-less; with Ed – what you see is what there is, and that is terrific. Listen to this funny, interesting man talk about his life and his work, his dogged commitment to being the best he can be and his dedication to bettering the lives of those less fortunate than himself. And get to New York to see a real life icon in action.