Sunday, February 23rd @ 2:30 pm
Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger
The Grouchy Historian
Emmy Award-winning actor, Ed Asner, recounts tales from his amazing life in this charming and hilarious memoir. From his colorful childhood as the son of a junkman growing up in the West Bottoms of Kansas City all the way through his spectacular acting career during the golden age of film and television, Ed recounts warm memories that are anything but ordinary. Son of a Junkman makes the reader feel as if they’ve pulled up a chair in Ed’s home just in time to catch the loveable Hollywood grump tell a story or two. Foreword by Paul Rudd.
Ed Asner is a television legend, well known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and subsequent spin-off Lou Grant. He is the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards and has been nominated a total of twenty times. Asner also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981-1985, during which he was an outspoken critic of former SAG President Ronald Reagan, then the US president, for his Central American policy. He lives in Los Angeles.
Events presented by “CalCap Presents” are free and open to the public. A purchase of the author’s book from the California Capital Film Office is required to attend the event. Books can be purchased on the day of the event or in advance by calling 916-706-2000. If you purchased the book in advance from us, save your receipt and that will be your entry ticket.