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Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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Anti-death penalty drive has $5.4 million

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- More than $5.4 million, mostly from wealthy donors, has been collected to support a ballot measure to abolish California's death penalty, a research group said.
Asner to play newsman on 'The Middle'

Asner to play newsman on 'The Middle'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Edward Asner is to guest star as a veteran newsman on the American family sitcom "The Middle," ABC announced.
SAG members sue to stop AFTRA merger

SAG members sue to stop AFTRA merger

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Members of the Screen Actors Guild are suing to head off the guild's proposed merger with the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2005 with 46 to follow.
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Edward Asner
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Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929), born Eddie Asner and commonly known as Ed Asner, is an American film, television, stage, and voice actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, primarily known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series, Lou Grant. More recently, he provided the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's award-winning animated film, Up.

Asner was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but was raised across the river in Kansas City, Kansas. His Russian-born parents, Lizzie (née Seliger), a housewife, and Morris David Asner, ran a second-hand shop. He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. Asner attended Wyandotte High School and the University of Chicago. He served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps and appeared in plays that toured Army camps in Europe.

Following his military service, Asner joined the Playwrights Theatre Company in Chicago, but left for New York before members of that company regrouped as the Compass Players in the mid-1950s. He later made guest appearances with the successor to Compass, The Second City, and is considered part of The Second City extended family. In New York, Asner played Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum in the acclaimed Broadway revival of Threepenny Opera, and began to make inroads as a television actor.

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