Father: Morris David Asner, scrap steel vendor
Mom: Lizzie (Seliger) Asner
Marriages: Cindy Gilmore (1998-2007, divorced); Nancy Sykes (1959-1988, divorced)
Kids: With Carol Jean Vogelman: Charles; with Nancy Sykes: Kathryn, Matthew and Liza (twins)
Schooling: Attended the College of Chicago, 1947-1949
Army: US Military Sign Corps
Solely actor to win each a comedy and a drama Primetime Emmy for a similar position, for “Lou Grant.”
He performed Lou Grant on 4 totally different tv collection: “The Mary Tyler Moore Present,” “Rhoda,” “Lou Grant” and “Roseanne.”
Has been outspoken about his opposition to warfare.
1950s – Member of Chicago’s Playwrights Theatre Membership earlier than transferring to New York.
1957 – Makes his tv debut within the drama “Studio One.”
1960 – Lands his first Broadway position in “Face of a Hero” with Jack Lemmon.
1971-1972 – Wins two consecutive Emmy Awards for Excellent Comedy Efficiency By An Actor In a Supporting Position for “The Mary Tyler Moore Present.”
1975 – Wins an Emmy for Excellent Persevering with Efficiency By a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Collection for “The Mary Tyler Moore Present.”
1976 – Wins an Emmy for his portrayal as Axel Jordache in “Wealthy Man, Poor Man.”
January 1977 – Portrays slave commerce Captain Thomas Davies on the TV mini-series, “Roots,” successful an Emmy for Excellent Efficiency by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Collection.
March 19, 1977 – The ultimate episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Present” airs on CBS.
September 20, 1977 – Premiere of “The Mary Tyler Moore Present” spin-off, “Lou Grant.”
1978 – Wins an Emmy for Lead Actor In a Drama Collection for “Lou Grant.”
1980 – Wins an Emmy for Lead Actor In a Drama Collection for “Lou Grant.”
1982 – CBS cancels “Lou Grant” after 5 seasons reportedly because of low scores. Asner attributes the cancellation to his political activism as a substitute.
1983 – Asner is reelected for a second time period as SAG president.
1985 – Patty Duke replaces Asner as SAG president.
October 4, 2012-January 6, 2013 – Seems on Broadway within the manufacturing of “Grace,” after having not been on stage since 1989.
March 12, 2013 – Falls sick throughout his one-man present, “FDR,” in Gary, Indiana, and is rushed to the hospital. His publicist later says Asner was identified with exhaustion.
October 10, 2017 – Asner publishes his e-book, “The Grouchy Historian: An Outdated-Time Lefty Defends Our Structure Towards Proper-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.”
2019 – The documentary “Ed Asner: On Stage and Off” is launched.