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Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts ties him with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award. (All of his wins were for primetime.)As well as being one of the most outstanding and most respected actors of his generation, equally adept at comedy as he is at drama, Asner also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981-1985, during which he criticized former SAG President Ronald Reagan, then the president of a greater concern, for his Central American policy.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Ed Asner 911 Calls -- He's 'Sweating Profusely'

Ed Asner 911 Calls
He's 'Sweating Profusely'

TMZ has obtained the 911 calls placed moments after Hollywood legend Ed Asner got seriously ill during a performance in Indiana Tuesday.On one call ... the dispatcher says Asner was "sweating… READ MORE >

Ed Asner Hospitalized -- Medical Emergency During Live Performance

Ed Asner
Hospitalized Medical Emergency During Live Performance

Ed Asner was rushed to a hospital near Gary, Indiana yesterday ... after the 83-year-old actor suffered a medical emergency during a performance of his 1-man show. 15 minutes into his play "FDR"… READ MORE >

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