This Day in Jewish History 1929: Yitzhak Ed Asner Is Born, Will Become Lou Grant Instead of Laborer

After a brief stint at a car factory and two years in the Korean War, Ed Asner found his calling, on TV.

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November 15, 1929, is the birthdate of Ed Asner, the actor who won five Emmy awards during the 1970s portraying the character Lou Grant, first in the sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and then in the spinoff...