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Second City Cofounder Bernie Sahlins Dead A 90

17th June 2013

Second City cofounder Bernie Sahlins, regarded as one of the most influential figures in improvisational comedy and topical satire, has died in Chicago at the age of 90, the Chicago Tribune reported today (Monday). Many...

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Ed Asner Released From Hospital

14th March 2013

Veteran actor Ed Asner has been released from hospital after receiving treatment for exhaustion.The Mary Tyler Moore Show star, 83, sparked fears for his health after appearing to struggle with his lines during a Tuesday...

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'Reports Of My Imminent Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated' - Ed Asner Calls For Calm After 911 Call

By Hayley Avron | 14th March 2013

On Tuesday night (March 12, 2013), Ed Asner became disorientated during his one-man show, FDR and a 911 call brought the paramedics to the Marquette Pavilion in Gary. According to Chicago Sun-Times, the show started...

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Hollywood Veteran Ed Asner Hospitalised After Cancelled Performance

By Victoria Pavlova | 13th March 2013

Hollywood veteran Ed Asner was hospitalized on Tuesday night, after having to cut short his sold-out performance in Gary, Indiana.Asner, 83, best known for his role as Lou Grant on the “Mary Tyler Moore Show”...

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Ed Asner Hospitalised

13th March 2013

Actor Ed Asner is recovering in hospital after he was taken ill during his one-man stage show.The Mary Tyler Moore Show star, 83, was performing his play Fdr for fans in Gary, Indiana, on Tuesday...

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Ed Asner Hospitalised

13th March 2013

Actor Ed Asner was rushed to hospital on Tuesday (12Mar13) after he was taken ill during his one-man stage show.The Mary Tyler Moore Show star, 83, was performing his play Fdr for fans in Gary,...

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Ed Asner Convinced Valerie Harper Can Overcome Brain Cancer

7th March 2013

Actor Ed Asner has "every confidence" his former Tv co-star Valerie Harper can beat brain cancer.Harper, 73, revealed this week she could have just months to live after doctors diagnosed her with a rare form...

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Martin Sheen & Ed Asner Call For Oscar Voters To Ignore Zero Dark Thirty

14th January 2013

Actors Martin Sheen and Ed Asner are urging Oscar voters to boycott Zero Dark Thirty over the film's torture scenes.The film, which shot to number one at the U.S. box office over the weekend (13Jan13),...

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Paul Rudd And Ed Asner Find 'Grace' On Stage

By Michael West | 4th October 2012

Paul Rudd isn't often associated with words such as 'Grace' or, for that matter, 'tact', with roles in great contemporary-classic comedies such as 'Anchorman', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall', or in the flop 'Dinner For Schmucks', but...

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Ed Asner To Make Broadway Comeback

4th June 2012

American actor Ed Asner is to make a return to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence.The Mary Tyler Moore Show star, 82, will appear alongside Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon in a production of...

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Celebrity Actors Among Those Trying To Halt Sag-aftra Merger

23rd February 2012

A dissident group of SAG members, who include such notables as Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Ed Harris and Martin Sheen, is going to court in an effort to halt the union's plans to call a...

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Betty White Turns 90, President Obama Sends His Congratulations

17th January 2012

Betty White celebrates her 90th birthday today (17 January 2012), and the stars appear only too happy to come out and pay tribute to an actress, television host and comedienne whose prolificy has only seemed...

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Ed Asner To Reprise 1975 Character On Hawaii Five-0

9th December 2011

TV veteran Ed Asner is returning to Hawaii Five-0 as the character he created in the mid-1970s.The actor guest starred as a smuggler in a 1975 episode of the hit show and now he's reprising...

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Ed Asner Back With Pixar For Dinosaur Movie

22nd August 2011

Veteran actor Ed Asner is set to reteam with the animated mastermind behind his hit film UP to make a new movie set in prehistoric times.Asner will add his voice skills to Pixar's new dinosaur...

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The Things They Say 22331

19th July 2011

"I didn't know that people took coke in those days and they were snorting all over the place. I never tried it. I think somebody gave me speed sometime and it really cleared out my...

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The Things They Say 21591

11th May 2011

"My first contract was $1,500 a show. You think of the enormous salaries athletes and stars get. We started low in those days. Everybody thinks we got big money... I earned 50 grand a show....

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Ed Asner Didn't Meet Warren Buffett For Movie Role

11th May 2011

Ed Asner had to play Warren Buffett in a new TV movie without ever having met the billionaire.The veteran actor takes on the role of the famed investor in new Hbo film Too Big To...

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Donald Trump Accepts Obama's Tupac Jibes

2nd May 2011

Donald Trump, the American businessman and host of 'Celebrity Apprentice', has responded to jokes made about him by the President Barack Obama, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Donald Trump recently stated that he will run for...

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Ed Asner To Appear On 'Royal Pains'

30th April 2011

Ed Asner, aged 81, is set to appear on a multi-episode arc on the USA Network series ROYAL PAINS, TV Guide reports.Featuring in two episodes in the upcoming series, Asner will play Ted Roth, the...

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Asner Making Tv Comeback

18th October 2010

Veteran actor ED ASNER is breathing new life into his TV career - the 80 year old is set to co-star in a new U.S. sitcom about a single mum.Asner has signed on to play...

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Fascinating Fact 8991

22nd March 2010

San Francisco, California Mayor Gavin Newsom is actor ED ASNER's nephew by marriage.

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The Things They Say 15845

21st March 2010

"It is the yawning abyss. I will fight and scratch and claw to keep from falling into that abyss." UP star ED ASNER has no plans to retire.

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Asner Divorces Wife

27th August 2009

Veteran actor ED ASNER has divorced his wife CINDY after nearly nine years of marriage.Cindy filed for divorce from the Emmy Award-winning star in 2007 and, according to court documents obtained by RadarOnline, the pair's...

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Sellers Snub Still Haunts Asner

26th May 2009

TV and movie veteran ED ASNER is still bitter about missing out on a role in PETER SELLERS' movie I LOVE YOU ALICE B. TOKLAS - because he had to grovel for a $10,000 (GBP6,660)...

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The Things They Say 11710

26th March 2009

"One day we made an agreement that I would have sex with him if he lost 32 pounds. He almost did it; he lost 29 pounds. We both got so disoriented at what we were...

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Fascinating Fact 7023

19th March 2009

Disney/Pixar's upcoming 3D animation UP will launch this year's Cannes Film Festival on 13 May (09) - marking the first time an animated movie has opened the event. The film - which features the voices...

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Asner Slams Former Tv Bosses For Cancelling Show Over Politics

30th June 2008

Veteran actor ED ASNER has blasted his former TV bosses for ending his hit U.S. series LOU GRANT because they disapproved of his political views. The 78-year-old Emmy-winning actor became infamous for his role as...

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Asner Warns Estranged Wife To Make Money

11th April 2008

Veteran actor ED ASNER has filed legal papers urging his estranged wife to become financially self-sufficient or he'll end her spousal support. The Lou Grant star split from Cindy Gilmore Asner, his wife of nine...

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Ed Asner Splits From Wife

8th November 2007

Beloved TV actor ED ASNER and his second wife have split after nine years of marriage. Cindy Gilmore Asner filed for a legal separation on Wednesday (06Nov07) in Los Angeles, citing "irreconcilable differences." Mrs. Asner...

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Fascinating Fact 3954

18th September 2007

BEN VEREEN, CICELY TYSON, ED ASNER and the leading members of the cast of ROOTS received a 50-second standing ovation at the 59th Emmy Awards on Sunday (16Sep07) as part of a 30th anniversary tribute...

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