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He’s an actor with a more than half century long career, which spans everything from movies like “El Dorado,” where he co-starred with John Wayne, to the comedy “Elf,” in which we played Santa in the film headlined by Will Ferrell.

But, actor Ed Asner is perhaps best known as the gruff TV news director who was boss to producer Mary Richards in the classic sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

Asner is being honored this weekend with the Ojai Film Festival’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

(Photo Courtesy Tab Hunter Confidential)

He was one of America’s hottest movie stars in the 1950’s and 60’s. Now he’s going to be honored at a South Coast film festival. Tab Hunter will receive the Ojai Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.