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Ed Asner, who died Sunday morning, performed in Dixon in 2017

The Associated Press reported that Ed Asner, the burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and later in the drama “Lou Grant,” died Sunday. He was 91.

Asner performed in Dixon in 2017, filling in for Jamie Farr who was unable to make his appearance at the Historic Dixon Theatre.

What follows are links to Shaw Media’s coverage of Asner’s appearance.

Farr out, Asner in. Sept. 18, 2017.

"A Man and His Prostate," a one-man show starring Ed Asner, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave.

“A Man and His Prostate,” a one-man show starring Ed Asner, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave.

Rock Falls woman wins contest to see Asner. Sept. 26, 2017.

Julia Jones of Rock Falls was the winner of the Books on First in Dixon and Cue Theatricals’ Sept. 17 drawing for two VIP tickets to see Ed Asner perform “A Man and His Prostate” at Dixon Historic Theatre. Jones accepted the tickets, a $50 bookstore gift certificate, and a copy of “Tuesdays with Morrie,” by Mitch Albom, from Larry Dunphy, bookstore owner. Photo submitted by Books on First.

Julia Jones of Rock Falls was the winner of the Books on First in Dixon and Cue Theatricals’ Sept. 17 drawing for two VIP tickets to see Ed Asner perform “A Man and His Prostate” at Dixon Historic Theatre. Jones accepted the tickets, a $50 bookstore gift certificate, and a copy of “Tuesdays with Morrie,” by Mitch Albom, from Larry Dunphy, bookstore owner. Photo submitted by Books on First.

‘Mr. Grant’ at Books On First. Oct. 6, 2017.

Bob Sabin of West Brooklyn was the first to have his book signed by Asner. The inscription reads: "Bob, you broke the mold! Best of life, Ed Asner."

Bob Sabin of West Brooklyn was the first to have his book signed by Asner. The inscription reads: “Bob, you broke the mold! Best of life, Ed Asner.” (Alex T/)

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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