Edward Asner, The Emmy-Winning ‘Up’ Voice Actor, Passed Away At 91
The US actor Edward Asner, the winner of 7 Emmy awards, the voice actor in the movie UP, has passed away at age 91.
“WE ARE SORRY TO SAY THAT OUR BELOVED PATRIARCH PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING, PEACEFULLY. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE SADNESS WE FEEL,” HIS FAMILY WROTE ON THE ACTOR’S TWITTER ACCOUNT.
His death was announced to be of natural cause.
Edward Asner was born on November 15, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri to a family of 5 children. In an interview in 1973, he said he had a dream of seeing South America, for shadowing his future role in the movie UP.
Ted Knight, Edward Asner, and Mary Tyler Moore in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
He served in the army before becoming an actor. His first big break is The Mary Tyler Moore Show, an iconic sitcom that runs from 1970 to 1977. He played as the newsroom boss Lou Grant, which got him 5 Emmy awards.
He also won five Golden Globes and was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 1996.
Edward Asner as Carl Fredericksen in the 2009 animated movie UP has gotten him a new generation of fans.
With the role of Carl Fredericksen in the 2009 animated movie UP, Asner has got himself a new generation of fans.
The movie UP was nominated for the Oscar for best picture. In the movie, Asner played an old man who flies his house with balloons to South America to fulfill passed-away his wife’s dream to see Paradise Fall.
Carl is trying to fulfill the dream of his late wife by flying his house to Paradise Falls
Aside from acting, Asner is also a former president of the Screen Actors Guild, where he worked to protect the rights of his coworkers and raised a lot of money for various charitable causes.