Ed Asner discusses Holocaust play in Pittsburgh, Tree of Life, ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ | TribLIVE.com

Ed Asner discusses Holocaust play in Pittsburgh, Tree of Life, ‘Mary Tyler Moore’

Paul Guggenheimer
Ed Asner is a seven-time Emmy winner and five-time Golden Globe winner.
The Soap Myth - starring Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh - Concert Reading at B’nai Jeshurun, New York, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

Actor and activist Ed Asner has been in Pittsburgh this week playing a Nazi concentration camp survivor in the stage play “The Soap Myth.”

Asner’s character Milton Saltzman swears that he is a witness to the Nazis manufacturing of soap made from the corpses of murdered Jews. Not everyone believes Saltzman’s testimony.

Asner is a seven-time Emmy winner and five-time Golden Globe winner for his work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Lou Grant,” “Rich Man, Poor Man” and “Roots.” He also has a role in “Dead to Me” on Netflix.

He took time this week to talk about acting in an intense Holocaust play in Pittsburgh six months after the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, turning 90 and what it was like to work with the talented ensemble cast of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

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