Service + Solidarity Spotlight: SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Loss of Betty White
Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
Working People Mourn the Loss of Acting Legend, Former SAG President Ed Asner
Yesterday, we lost not only an acting legend, but an activist whose work addressed many issues, including those that working people face daily. Asner is most known for an unparalleled acting career, which spanned from his much-beloved Lou Grant role in the 1970s and '80s to his memorable performance as Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's animated film "Up," to more than 100 other roles in television, film and video games. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild and received the organization's Life Achievement Award. His seven Emmys are the most ever awarded to a male actor; he has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame; and he was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame. Few actors have ever accomplished as much on the screen as Asner.