Hunt Valley, MD, September 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which ties him with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award. (All of his wins were for primetime.)
As well as being one of the most outstanding and most respected actors of his generation, equally adept at comedy as he is at drama, Asner also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981-1985.
Because of his busy schedule, Ed Asner rarely makes public appearances solely to meet and greet fans. From September 19 to 21, 2013, Asner will be among the celebrities at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, devoting his time for fans of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Elf, Hawaii Five-O, Up and numerous other accomplishments. Asner will dedicate a minimum of eight hours a day for each of the three days, posing for photographs with fans, signing autographs and participating in a question and answer session on stage.
The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival where television and movie lovers from around the world can gather to watch premiere screenings of rare motion-pictures and documentaries, meet and greet iconic Television and Hollywood actors, and learn more about the by-gone era of Hollywood cinema. This year marks the eighth year for the Convention. Attendees from all over the country (and the globe including Belgium, Finland, Canada and the United Kingdom) who attended past events met such celebrities as Shirley Jones, Patty Duke, James Darren, David Hedison, Davy Jones and many others. Ed Asner will be joined this year with Julie Newmar (Batman, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Johnny Crawford (The Rifleman), Larry Storch (F Troop), Elizabeth Shepherd (The Avengers), Robert Loggia (Big, Independence Day, The Sopranos), and Academy Award winning actress Margaret O’Brien (The Secret Garden, Meet Me in St. Louis). Admission is open to the public.
When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 19, 20 and 21, 2013
Where: The Hunt Valley Wyndham, 245 Shawan Road. Parking is free.
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