Sunday, August 29, 2021

August 29 - Ed Asner Died

Actor Ed Asner died, he was 91. The seven-time Emmy Award winning actor made his film debut in 1962, in the Elvis Presley movie 'Kid Galahad' and worked again with The King in 'Change of Habit'. 

Asner is best known for his character Lou Grant, who was first introduced on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970, she wa sElvis' last leading lady in 'Change of Habit'.

On working with Elvis Presley he said; He was very nice to work with. I worked with him twice. I worked with him on 'Kid Galahad', and I worked with him on 'Change of Habit'. In 'Kid Galahad', his hands were all bandaged and broken up because he was in his karate stage at that time, breaking bricks. But he was a delightful young man to be around, never offensive, always seemed to work hard. Then in 'Change of Habit', he was a different young man at that point and seeming to be concentrating very seriously on being an actor.

(Source: Variety / Wikipedia)