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Backstage with Gentry Thomas

Television legend Ed Asner has won seven Emmy Awards for performing which is more than any other male actor. He is primarily known for his role as Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff series Lou Grant. Asner has had an extensive voice-acting career and starred as the voice of Carl Fredericksen in Pixar’s award-winning animated film Up (2009).

On this podcast the 91-year-old Ed Asner tells us stories about where it started and opens up to our Gentry Thomas about being a Son of a Junkman and the journey of the Junkyard to bright lights of Hollywood!

You can tell that Ed is no fan of Donald Trump. He calls President Trump a liar and says that better years are ahead of us with President elect Joe Biden.

Ed has had a chance to work with some of the biggest stars of all time. During this episode of Backstage Pass the Emmy Award winner talks about being on screen with Elvis and what made Mary Tyler Moore so special.

Recently Ed Asner went on Kelly Clarkson’s new daytime TV show and commented on how she smelled. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX9FJrbGMoU

Other television appearances with Ed Asner include The Bronx ZooStudio 60 on the Sunset StripHawaii Five-O (1975), Hawaii Five-O (2012 remake), The MiddleThe Trials of Rosie O’NeillHearts AfireThe UntouchablesCurb Your EnthusiasmCSI: NYBetty White’s Off Their RockersWorking ClassMichael, Tuesdays and ThursdaysThe Glades, just to name a few and many made-for-television movies.

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