Ed Asner (Lou Grant, Mary Tyler Moore, Up) is a legendary, Emmy Award-winning actor, a staunch activist, and one of Ed (Begley Jr.'s) huge inspirations. He shows off his incredible memory with anecdotes about not getting invited to hang out with Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon, escaping cows as a child, and realizing that Mary Tyler Moore would be a hit. Ed Asner also shares how radio led him to Hollywood, what he thinks about the vaccines debate on autism, and which cast was better - Lou Grant vs. Mary Tyler Moore.
LESSONS FROM ED ASNER:
- Be active, curious, and interested.
- Stick with your passions.
- Live a life you believe in.
- Have a sense of humor.
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:
Watch him perform in A Man and His Prostate
Ed Asner IMdB list of film & TV show appearances
Precycling - ideas on how to create less waste
DAM (Mothers Against Dyslexia)
The Grouchy Historian by Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger
Armour Company - meat packing plant from Ed's childhood
Mayflower Moving services (that Ed Asner was not too happy about)
Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less, with Ed Asner and Ed Begley, Jr.
A video on Ed's life, achievements, and involvement in activist issues (Central America, animal rights, etc)
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