Grant No Quarter

in Hits & Misses by
“Listen doc…
I need whatever that sh!t’s called
that Betty is on. Something like
a 55 gallon drum of it.

Ed Asner
Actor, Emmy winner, SAG-bag.
Nov. 15, 1929 – Aug. 29, 2021.
Aged 91 years.

Most recognized for: Ed played various forgettable boob tube roles before landing his big gig on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in 1970. His character Lou Grant was even deemed interesting enough to be awarded a spin-off in ’77. Later, Ed became president of the Screen Actors Guild… and used the position as a bully pulpit for his leftist political views. Although he kept acting up to the end, Mr. Asner eventually lost the MTM Cast-member Royal Rumble to the indomitable Betty White.

Selected by: J-Ro