www.yahoo.comEd Asner, Star of Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant, Dead at 91
Veteran TV actor Ed Asner, best known for playing Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and winner of a record-setting seven Emmy awards, has died at the age of 91. Asner passed away “peacefully” Sunday morning, surrounded by family, our sister site Deadline first reported. A theater actor who first guest-starred on The […]
Yeah. I was a kid, too, and it was the first time I'd seen a character make that transition from a sitcom to an hour-long drama. I thought it was the inspiration to do the same with Trapper John, though Trapper was played by different actors in M*A*S*H* and Trapper John, M.D.
Yeah, he was a 9/11 conspiracy theorist and he has always maintained that Lou Grant was cancelled because of his political activism. It was a top-rated show when it was cancelled.
Ah that's too bad, interesting guys as I recall.
I was only young at the time but the character Lou Grant going from a supporting comedy role to a dramatic lead was bold.
I never really watched Lou Grant but was it not cancelled for quasi-McCarthy-ite reasons due to his politics?
I never followed the details but am I right in thinking he had some unconventional 9/11 views?
Anyway, RIP fella.