KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A special piece of Hollywood is now on display at one Kansas City, Kansas high school.
The Golden Globe Award won by the late Ed Asner is on display indefinitely at Wyandotte High School, his alma mater.
Matthew Asner, the son of Ed Asner is loaning his father’s Golden Globe Award to the school with the hopes of inspiring the next generation of actors and performers.
“Even if the cards are against you, just work hard dedicate yourself and good things will happen,” Matthew Asner said.
Those students are walking the same hallways his dad did in the 40s before graduating.
“You’re coming from Wyandotte High School, and you can go out and conquer the world if you work hard and dedicate yourself,” said Matthew Asner.
The award was won by Ed Asner in 1979 for Best Television Actor in a Drama Series for his work in the famed TV show “Lou Grant.”
Younger generations will recognize him as the voice of Carl Frederickson in the 2009 Disney Pixar animation “UP.”
Ed Asner was a graduate of Wyandotte High School in 1947 where he also played football.
He passed away on Aug. 29, 2021 at the age of 91. He is buried alongside his parents and siblings at Sheffield Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.
“I just wanted to add that he loved what he did and that was a huge piece – just to really find your passion,” Kate Asner, Ed Asner’s daughter, said.
Matthew Asner tells KCKPS he knows his dad would be very proud to have one of his awards in the school that meant so much to him.
Asner’s family also presented his scripts from “Lou Grant.”
He inspired people with his acting, with his politics,” said Matthew Asner. “Whatever you want to say about Ed Asner, he inspired people.
The school had some items for Asner’s family as well, including a yearbook he was in his senior year.