Actor Edward Azner has died at the age of 91

It was his agent who confirmed the sad news in an email to the Associated Press. His family also announced the actor’s death on their Twitter post.

We regret that our loving father passed away quietly this morning. The sadness we feel cannot be expressed in words. With a kiss on your head. Good night Dad. We love youHis family said.

A TV legend

Born in Kansas City, Edward Azner had a handful of film and television roles, but the most important thing about Lou Grant was the beginning of his career.

He first starred in the role of this frantic boss from a TV news broadcast Mary Tyler Moore Show, A sitcom broadcast on CBS for seven seasons from 1970 to 1977. The actor played the same role again in another TV production, this time the most famous. Lou Grant.

This role has earned him several Emmy Awards. He also won co-stars for other television series, including Edward Azner Rich, poor man And Roots, Made him the most decorated actor of the festival with seven statues. He was nominated for the Emmy 20 times.

Later in his career, Aznar became a successful voice actor for TV shows and animated films. He has also played the role of Santa Claus in many productions, including comedy Elf (Elf), In 2003, Will Ferrell starred.

Most recently, the actor voiced the main character of the animated film, Carl Friedrich. Above (Up to), In 2009. The product won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature and a nomination for Best Picture.

Carl Frederickson’s character in the film “Up There”

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Edward Azner was very active until he was 90, appearing in the series Death to me And Cobra coy.

Liberal political activities

He also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild in the 1980s, in which he criticized American involvement in Central America, under the administration of President Ronald Reagan, a former president of the Actors Guild.

The TV man helped create the Ed Asner Family Center in 2017, which was founded by his son and daughter-in-law to help not only children with special needs, but also the families involved.

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