Mary Tyler Moore Show star Elliott Gould remembers Alan Alda on Twitter

Mr. Asner, who also played Lou Grant on the television drama, died after an eight-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, E! News reported. “Asner was beloved by his legion of fans and all of…

Mary Tyler Moore Show star Elliott Gould remembers Alan Alda on Twitter

Mr. Asner, who also played Lou Grant on the television drama, died after an eight-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, E! News reported.

“Asner was beloved by his legion of fans and all of us in the television industry,” Terence Winter, the creator of “The Good Wife,” said in a statement. “His extraordinary talent never ceased to amaze me, and his wit and dry humor always seemed to get under my skin. It was an honor and a privilege to work with him.”

“I was stunned to hear of his passing. His generosity to others and fierce loyalty to those he loved will always be remembered. He was such a positive force in my life and on the set of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’; a show that meant so much to so many people around the world,” said “The Princess Bride” actor Cary Elwes, who worked with Mr. Asner on another comedy, “Hail, Caesar!”

Mr. Asner received two Golden Globe Awards and three Emmy Awards for playing Lou Grant, which ran from 1977 to 1980 and won the Emmy Award for best comedy series in 1977. He later reprised the role in “Lou Grant” for a 1987 TV movie.

After “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” he starred in the Netflix series “Santa Clarita Diet” and Netflix’s “Disjointed.” He also guest-starred on “Seinfeld,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Barney Miller,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Cheers,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Lou Grant,” “Mad About You,” “Modern Family,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” “Frontline,” “Drunk History,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Portlandia,” “Reba,” “The Comeback,” “Louie,” “Transparent,” “BoJack Horseman,” “The Simpsons,” “Louie” and “Seinfeld.”

In addition to his philanthropic endeavors, Mr. Asner won an Emmy Award for his performance in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” in 1967.

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