Ed Asner dies at 91


September 3, 2021

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Asner as newspaper editor Lou Grant in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," circa 1975.

(JTA) - Ed Asner, the Emmy award-winning Jewish actor who trademarked a gruff, flawed, and loving persona as Lou Grant in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and co-starred in the Pixar fan favorite animated movie "Up," has died at 91.

"We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully," the family said Sunday on Asner's Twitter account. "Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head - Goodnight dad. We love you."

Asner, who once told The Forward he was "too much of a Jewish bourgeoisie" to play conventional roles, was an established character a...

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