Nothing but Drama All the Way: He Is Lou Grant. He Is the Voice of Carl Fredricksen in Up. He's Had Hundreds of Roles on Film, TV and Stage. but at Heart He's a Kansas City Boy, Shaped by the Tension between His Orthodox and Secular Worlds
Epstein, Nadine, Moment
Ed Asner, as newsman on the CBS series of name, at a rehearsal Lou Grant the same in 1980.
on growing up in Kansas
My father came to Boston from a shtetl near Belarus before 1900. Because of landsmen [relatives/friends from the same town in the old country], he decided to go to Kansas City, where he got a horse and a wagon and started collecting junk. Also because of landsmen, my mother arrived in Galveston in 1913 from a shtetl near Odessa and headed up to Kansas City, a Mecca at the time. They met within the year and married shortly after. My oldest brother was born in 1915, and the family began. There were three more; I was the youngest. We lived on the Kansas side, and all the Jews were on the Missouri side. We had a kosher house. So we …
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Publication information: Article title: Nothing but Drama All the Way: He Is Lou Grant. He Is the Voice of Carl Fredricksen in Up. He's Had Hundreds of Roles on Film, TV and Stage. but at Heart He's a Kansas City Boy, Shaped by the Tension between His Orthodox and Secular Worlds. Contributors: Epstein, Nadine - Author. Magazine title: Moment. Volume: 35. Issue: 4 Publication date: July-August 2010. Page number: 35+. © 2009 Moment Magazine. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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