Ed Asner

1929 - 2021

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Eddie Asner (; November 15, 1929 – August 29, 2021) was an American actor. He is most notable for portraying Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant, making him one of the few television actors to portray the same character in both a comedy and a drama. Asner is the most honored male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, having won seven – five for portraying Lou Grant (three as Supporting Actor in a Comedy Television Series on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and two as Lead Actor in a Dramatic Television Series on spin-off Lou Grant). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ed Asner has received more than 10,221,855 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia. Ed Asner is the 1,653rd most popular actor (down from 710th in 2019), the 2,752nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,328th in 2019) and the 772nd most popular American Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 8.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ed Asners by language

Over the past year Ed Asner has had the most page views in the with 1,095,433 views, followed by German (41,279), and Spanish (26,552). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Urdu (114.79%), Korean (113.07%), and Thai (106.21%)


Among actors, Ed Asner ranks 1,653 out of 13,578Before him are Sue Lyon, Marta Eggerth, Patrick Wilson, Cheech Marin, Deep Roy, and Na Moon-hee. After him are John Savage, Evangeline Lilly, Rossy de Palma, Edward Fox, Melissa Gilbert, and Chus Lampreave.

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Among people born in 1929, Ed Asner ranks 157Before him are Andre Gunder Frank, John C. Bogle, Lennart Skoglund, Luis García Meza, Aleksandar Petrović, and Walter Brandmüller. After him are Shakuntala Devi, Amitai Etzioni, Peter Sculthorpe, René Laloux, Vic Morrow, and Camilo Torres Restrepo. Among people deceased in 2021, Ed Asner ranks 158Before him are Dilip Kumar, Nelson Freire, Igor Oistrakh, El Risitas, Elgin Baylor, and Matthew Festing. After him are Lucía Hiriart, Dani Karavan, Vladimir Menshov, Horst Eckel, Rodney Alcala, and Jaan Kaplinski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ed Asner ranks 2,752 out of 20,380Before him are Van Cliburn (1934), Amedee Reyburn (1889), Cheech Marin (1946), John Ritter (1948), Freddie King (1934), and Michael Spence (1943). After him are Walter Lantz (1899), James Kottak (1962), John Savage (1949), R. Kelly (1967), Tito Jackson (1953), and Tom Fogerty (1941).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ed Asner ranks 772Before him are Perry King (1948), Michael Nouri (1945), Paul Guilfoyle (1949), Sue Lyon (1946), Patrick Wilson (1973), and Cheech Marin (1946). After him are John Savage (1949), Melissa Gilbert (1964), Paul Reubens (1952), Thelma Ritter (1902), Elizabeth McGovern (1961), and Sam Waterston (1940).

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