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Ed Asner tackles topic of holocaust deniers in Baltimore performance

Ed Asner tackles topic of holocaust deniers in Baltimore performance

What retirement?

Ed Asner, who originated the character of Lou Grant in the beloved 1970s-era newspaper drama bearing his name and before that, in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” — Ed Asner, who so memorably portrayed Santa Claus in the 2003 film “Elf” and whose voice starred in the 2009 Pixar animated classic, “Up” — Ed Asner is 89 years old.

And he’s still hogging the spotlight, treading the boards, bringing down the house at times on stages large and small across the nation. Some tour stops are just grueling one- or two-night stands. Sometimes he accepts a fee that for an actor of his stature is a pittance. That’s how much he still loves his craft after doing it for more than...

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