We will welcome back two-time Emmy nominee Lee Purcell (Adam at 6 A.M., Big Wednesday, Valley Girl, Carol of the Bells) and play Part 2 of our interview with Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Son of a Junkman, Briarpatch, The Grouchy Historian) this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Mar. 13-15 at the following times and venues:
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Mentored by Hollywood screen legend Steve McQueen when she made her first film, Adam at 6 A.M. (1970), Lee Purcell has starred opposite many other of Hollywood’s most popular leading men in her film and TV career, including Mark Harmon, Jon Voight, Malcolm McDowell, Nicholas Cage, Jan Michael Vincent, Louis Gossett Jr, Chadwick Boseman, Robert Young, Orson Welles, Charles Bronson, Richard Thomas, Paul Sorvino, Barry Bostwick, Jack Lord, Tom Selleck, and James Garner. Recipient of Emmy Award nominations for her performances in Long Road Home and Secret Sins of the Fathers, Lee has the distinction of starring opposite two of Hollywood’s most dynamic father/son duos: Lloyd Bridges and Beau Bridges, and Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas. Not only that, Lee received a heartwarming message from Kirk Douglas earlier this year, just before he died. We will ask her about that, and more, and when Lee Purcell joins us in our second hour.
Lee Purcell can currently be seen, along with Donna Mills, Donna Pescow, Geri Jewell, and RJ Mitte, in Carol of the Bells, a heartwarming feature film directed by Joey Travolta and his company, Inclusion Films, that is now available on DVD and streaming on demand on many platforms. Inclusion Films teaches and employs people in the film industry who have developmental and physical disabilities; 70 percent of the crew members on Carol of the Bells graduated from Travolta’s schools, while the title role of Carol is played by Andrea F. Friedman, a charming actress who happens to have Down Syndrome.
This week’s program will also include Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with eight-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Elf, Disney Pixar’s UP, Briarpatch).
Ed’s new memoir, SON OF A JUNKMAN: My Life from the West Bottoms of Kansas City to the Bright Lights of Hollywood, is a charming, funny, and often very poignant look at his life and career, from his colorful childhood as the son of a junkman in Kansas City to his spectacular acting career. Ed shares stories about his work alongside such legends as Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Maureen Stapleton, Anne Bancroft, Lily Tomlin, Mike Nichols, Rod Serling, David Janssen, and James Garner; pays tribute to his cast members on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant; and reveals the person on whom he based his portrayal of Grant when he did the hour-long series. He also discusses the challenges he faced during his tenure as president of the Screen Actors Guild; the backlash he faced from the El Salvador controversy in 1982, and the effect that had not only on Lou Grant, but his acting career in general; and the influence that Ed’s father continues to have on his life today. Ed Asner will join us during his first hour.
Ed Asner plays God Almighty in God Help Us, a political comedy written by Samuel Warren Joseph that provides hope for the future, provided we all listen to each other. Samuel Warren Joseph was one of Ed’s collaborators on Son of a Junkman. Ed will be performing God Help Us
April 5, 2020 – Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Rd, Canton, MI
April 10, 2020 – Brewer PAC, 92 Pendleton St, Brewer, ME
April 18, 2020 – Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, MI
April 25 & 26, 2020 – Hampton Arts, Virginia
May 2, 2020 – Solvang Theater Festival, 420 2nd St, Solvang, CA
June 11, 2020 – HEAR Now Festival, Bragg Auditorium, 4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64111
To find out how to book God Help Us at a playhouse near you, go to GodHelpUs.net.
Ed Asner will also bring his critically acclaimed one-man show A Man and His Prostate to the following venues this spring:
Saturday, March 14 – The Hoytt Theater | 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA
Tuesday, April 28 – The Temple Theatre | 120 Carthage St., Sanford, NC
Saturday, June 20 – The Astra Theater | 517 Main St, Jasper, IN
Once described as “The Vagina Monologues for men,” A Man and His Prostate was written by Ed. Weinberger, Ed’s longtime friend and fellow Mary Tyler Moore Show collaborator, and the co-author of Ed’s book The Grouchy Historian. For more information, go to AManandHisProstate.com.
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