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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edward Asner  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Political

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri

-- Edward Asner on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Ed Asner graduated from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ed Asner primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series, Lou Grant. In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's award-winning animated film Up. Asner has won more Emmy Awards for performing than any other male actor (seven, including five for the role of Lou Grant). In 2003, he was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. From 1981 to 1985 he was president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Misuse of Power: How the Far Right Gained And Misuses Power
ISBN: 1932278141

Mayhaven Publishing. 2005

Author Ed Asner calls Misuse of Power a primer. His co-writer, retired government analyst, Burt Hall, concurs, but this primer has spoken out on people and issues on both sides of the political fence, and this small volume puts into words many of the issues being placed before the voter. Asner and Hall have written clearly, sparingly and well about the political realities. In doing so, they have reflected the views of many other citizens, questioning the actions of both political parties when confronted with important issues.

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