QA: Ed Asner on religion, politics and playing gruff Lou Grant in real life

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NEW YORK –  Ed Asner will forever be remembered as the lovable Lou Grant in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” but that show is just part of a prolific career that includes an astonishing 20 Emmy nominations. The almost 83- year-old is now appearing on Broadway opposite Paul Rudd in ‘Grace,’ a play about the nature of faith and belief in God. The famously political actor spoke to Fox411 about working on Broadway, his political beliefs, and, of course, playing Lou Grant. FOX411: So has this play changed your spiritual beliefs at all? Ed Asner: I still maintain the same position. I don’t know if there is a God, I’m agnostic – the cheap and easy way. FOX411:You grew up in an orthodox Jewish home. EA: It tended to alienate me. I like being free of the dues you have to pay for religion.

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Ed Asner

Overall Sentiment: 0.0480958

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0 EA: Generally I wanted to say ‘F.O.’ …
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  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0
  • Mean: 0
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731
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Mary

Overall Sentiment: -0.0365806

Relevance: 0.408913

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Lou Grant

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Relevance: 0.402455

Paul Rudd

Overall Sentiment: 0.0245141

Relevance: 0.308237

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Joe

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Relevance: 0.268619

Carl Fredricksen

Overall Sentiment: 0.136899

Relevance: 0.229672

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QA: Ed Asner on religion, politics and playing gruff Lou Grant in real life

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Ed Asner will forever be remembered as the lovable Lou Grant in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” but that show is just part of a prolific career that includes an astonishing 20 Emmy nominations. 

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