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Ernest Borgnine Dies At 95 - Actor Played Lonely Bronx Butcher

Ernest Borgnine Dies At 95 - Actor Played Lonely Bronx Butcher

by Adam Bernstein, Sunday, July 8, 4:04 PM

Ernest Borgnine, the stocky entertainer who won an Academy Award for his leading role in “Marty” (1955), portraying a lonely Bronx butcher, and became one of the busiest character actors of the next four decades, died July 8 at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 95.

He had a kidney ailment, said his spokesman, Harry Flynn.

“You don’t have to be tall, dark and handsome to be a movie star,” Mr. Borgnine said after winning the Oscar, “but I was the first one to prove it.”

The beefy Mr. Borgnine was not alone in thinking he was far from leading-man material. His earliest film roles showed him to be effective as menacing characters, especially as a stockade sergeant who torments Frank Sinatra in “From Here to Eternity” (1953) and a thug who tries to pick a fight with a one-armed Spencer Tracy in “Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955).

Off screen, Mr. Borgnine was considered quiet and genial — traits that made directors aware of his range.

His breakthrough film was “Marty,” based on a Paddy Chayefsky teleplay and was one of the first projects Hollywood adapted from the rival TV industry.

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He was on Piers Morgan just last week.

It was a good interview.

Too Bad

I liked him in Airwolf and a Magnum PI episode along with Frank Sinatra as well in another episode.

donvino

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He was all over the place during his career; a good guy.

From Here to Eternity (1953)
McHale's Navy (1962)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Escape from New York (1981)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000308/

He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Marty (1955), despite strong competition from Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, James Dean and James Cagney.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000308/bio

Ernest played a memorable

Ernest played a memorable role as the cabbie in "Escape From New York". His role I can still remember well.

Seemed like a good dude. He

Seemed like a good dude. He did the voice of Mermaidman on SpongeBob. His faithful sidekick was Barnacleboy, voice played by Tim Conway.

RIP Mermaidman!

God Speed, Brother Borgnine.

A very good man, Freemason and excellent actor. Thanks for posting.

Borgnine, Ernest - Film and television actor. In 1955 received the Oscar as Best Actor for the film Marty. Known to a generation of television fans for his role as the Skipper in McHale's Navy. He actively serves Freemasonry and is presently the Honorary Chairman of a program to support the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center in Richmond.

http://www.masonicinfo.com/famous1.htm#B

RIP "Trucker Cobb"

Flight of the Phoenix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0hIoLNecqI

Thanx,

Jason

You can't get clean in a dirty bathtub.