|born on||15 November 1929 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Kansas City, Missouri, 39n06, 94w35|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||22°39' 02°43 Asc. 09°36'|
American screen and stage actor who had a number of lean years before becoming a star with the character Lou Grant on the TV series Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977) that segued into his own series, Lou Grant (1977-1982). This made him one of the few television actors to portray the same character in both a comedy and a drama.
He is the most honoured male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, having won seven – five for portraying Lou Grant (three as Supporting Actor in a Comedy Television Series on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and two as Lead Actor in a Dramatic Television Series on spin-off Lou Grant). His other Emmys were for performances in two television miniseries: Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), where he won for Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Performance in a TV series, and Roots (1977), for which he won for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a TV series.
Asner got his start in stage roles at the University of Chicago, and after Army service, joined the Playwrights Theatre in Chicago, eventually moving to New York to play on and off Broadway. He considered himself a solid character actor and was happy with that, knowing that when he grew a paunch and got bald, it did not mean an end to his career. His major popularity began when he was past 40, indeed with a paunch and a comfortable gruffness.
President of the Screen Actors Guild in the '80s, Asner was very liberal and very outspoken on issues and politics.
Married to Nancy Lou Sykes 1959-1988, he had three children including twins born in 1964. They divorced after 28 years of marriage. He had a fourth child, Charles Edward Vogelman, on 5 August 1987 with his girlfriend, Carol Vogelman, for whom he paid $2,100 a month in child support. On 2 August 1998, he married retired movie producer Cindy Gilmore, 58, in Los Angeles, California. She filed for legal separation on 7 November 2007. He filed for divorce in 2015.
Asner died of natural causes at his home in the Tarzana neighbourhood of Los Angeles on 29 August 2021 at age 91.
- associate relationship with Entertainment: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (born 19 September 1970). Notes: Played Lou Grant, 1970-1977
- business associate/partner relationship with Harper, Valerie (born 22 August 1939). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
- business associate/partner relationship with Knight, Ted (born 7 December 1923). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
- business associate/partner relationship with Leachman, Cloris (born 30 April 1926). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
- business associate/partner relationship with MacLeod, Gavin (born 28 February 1931). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
- business associate/partner relationship with Moore, Mary Tyler (born 29 December 1936). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
- business associate/partner relationship with White, Betty (born 17 January 1922). Notes: Co-stars on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
- role played of/by Buffett, Warren (born 30 August 1930). Notes: 2011 film "Too Big to Fail"
- role played of/by Pope John XXIII (born 25 November 1881). Notes: 2002 Italian TV movie "John XXIII: The Pope of Peace"
- Family : Change in family responsibilities 5 August 1987 (Son born with a girlfriend)
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- Traits : Body : Hair (Bald)
- Traits : Body : Race (Russian Ashkenazi Jewish)
- Traits : Body : Weight (Paunch)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (28 years, divorce)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Parenting : Abusive - Neglectful (One child out of wedlock)
- Family : Parenting : Birthing - Twins, triplets, etc. (Twins)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
- Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Kate Asner, actress)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV, film, stage)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (On and off-Broadway, legitimate theater)
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Mary Tyler Moore Show," more)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
- Vocation : Military : Military service
- Notable : Awards : Emmy
- Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection