Ed Asner Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


19th July 2011

Quote: "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 sinuses. I can't smoke grass. So I'm pure." TV veteran Ed Asner on the secrets behind the scenes of beloved sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show.


11th May 2011

Quote: "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. But there's taxes, managers, PR people, agents, assistants, household bills. You end with less than 50 per cent." The Mary Tyler Moore Show star Ed Asner is astounded by the massive salaries of stars these days.


22nd March 2010

Fact: San Francisco, California Mayor Gavin Newsom is actor Ed Asner's nephew by marriage.


21st March 2010

Quote: "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.


26th March 2009

Quote: "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 facing that his weight shot back up, and our assignation never happened." Cloris Leachman on her MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW co-star Ed Asner.


19th March 2009

Fact: 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 of Ed Asner and Christopher Plummer - tells the story of a 78-year-old man who ties balloons to his house in order to become airborne.


18th September 2007

Fact: 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 to the epic drama series, which is still the third most watched TV show ever.


17th September 2007

Fact: 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 to the epic drama series, which is still the third most watched TV show ever.


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