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Ernie Borgnine, 93. Hollywood Legend Adds Red to His Resume
AssociatedContent/Yahoo ^ | Oct. 12th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 10/12/2010 5:19:22 PM PDT by stillafreemind

A book called "Ernie" was written by Borgnine. The book was originally titled " I don't want to set the world on fire, I just want to keep my nuts warm". The publishers were squeamish about using that title, thus "Ernie" became the name of his biographical book. I loved the original title. He said when he was looking for work and not having much luck, he walked by a nut vendor on the street. There on the side of the vendor's cart was " I don't want to set the world on fire, I just want to keep my nuts warm." From then on, Ernie said that was his philosophy on life.

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One of my favorites for sure. He looks terrific!
1 posted on 10/12/2010 5:19:26 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

Ernest Borgnine is one of the remaining greats.


2 posted on 10/12/2010 5:21:23 PM PDT by unkus
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To: stillafreemind
He did all his own stunts, at age 55 in "The Poseidon Adventure," An incredibly physical movie.

This in a time before Eastwood, Stallone and Willis doing stunts in their 50s.

3 posted on 10/12/2010 5:23:25 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: stillafreemind

I never liked his acting but I sure like him. Always seemed like a nice guy.


4 posted on 10/12/2010 5:23:30 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: unkus

He even played Vince Lombardi in a made for TV movie not long after the coach’s death. Did a great job.


5 posted on 10/12/2010 5:24:36 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: stillafreemind

Way to go, Mermaid Man!

6 posted on 10/12/2010 5:24:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: dfwgator

Too bad Tim Conway seems to have left the cast.


7 posted on 10/12/2010 5:26:04 PM PDT by Minn
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To: stillafreemind

Yup, Borgie was one of the greatest. He was a great villain in Bad Day at Black Rock, and Spencer Tracy kicked his arse with one hand....LOL....what a great scene with two great actors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhUBH6gpXV8


8 posted on 10/12/2010 5:26:13 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: stillafreemind
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9 posted on 10/12/2010 5:26:32 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I remember reading that Ethel Merman claimed when she divorced him that he was into wife-beating.


10 posted on 10/12/2010 5:26:32 PM PDT by WestSylvanian
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I never forgave him for beating up Frank Sinatra. :)


11 posted on 10/12/2010 5:27:02 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: stillafreemind

In the move S1M0NE, the giant screen that Pacino uses to create his perfect actress is populated by Grace Kelly, Maroilyn Monroe, a bunch of others, and Ernest Borgnine!


12 posted on 10/12/2010 5:27:28 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: stillafreemind

Ernie is on my list of guys to have a cup of coffee/glass of beer with. Regular guy.


13 posted on 10/12/2010 5:28:18 PM PDT by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: stillafreemind

I love this guy.


14 posted on 10/12/2010 5:29:11 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: stillafreemind

I was laughing all day after I heard him whisper that comment to Steve Doosey on Fox and FRiends.


15 posted on 10/12/2010 5:29:55 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: unkus
Not only "McHales Navy." but also his performance as Kirk Douglas's father in "The Viking." Here's a part of that film showing the great actor: HERE
16 posted on 10/12/2010 5:29:59 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: stillafreemind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I_PeLNzxNQ


17 posted on 10/12/2010 5:31:13 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: WestSylvanian
I remember reading that Ethel Merman claimed when she divorced him that he was into wife-beating.

Never heard that, and highly doubt it. BUT...

She did write that he would fart in bed and hold her under the covers. If that's her definition of "beating," well, that's her opinion.

18 posted on 10/12/2010 5:31:15 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

“She did write that he would fart in bed and hold her under the covers.”

They call that a “Dutch Oven” in these parts.


19 posted on 10/12/2010 5:34:09 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: stillafreemind
As Lt. Detective Mike Rogo in "The Poseidon Adventure" :


20 posted on 10/12/2010 5:34:41 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Wife beating? Well if I had been married to Ethel Merman I probably would have..... Oh never mind.


21 posted on 10/12/2010 5:35:00 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Stepan12

Met both Ernest Borgnine and Tony Curtis at Chiller Conventions. Don’t forget they both are in The Vikings.

ODEN!!!!!


22 posted on 10/12/2010 5:37:02 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Frantzie

LOL! “The Old Bag” herself! Remember “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World?”


23 posted on 10/12/2010 5:37:08 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Minn

Funniest Tim Conway of all time and it was an outtake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY


24 posted on 10/12/2010 5:37:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: WestSylvanian

I didn’t know that. That would be a bummer.


25 posted on 10/12/2010 5:38:24 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: llevrok
Ernie is on my list of guys to have a cup of coffee/glass of beer with. Regular guy.

Many decades ago I read about him. It seems he was first cast as a vicious bully type in the tradition of such villians as Ernest Torrance, but "Marty" humanized him.

He did so many good movies. Besides "The Dirty Dozen," there was that fine remake of "All Quiet on the Western Front."

He was the likeable Katchninsky there and he played it just as well as Louis Wholheim played it in the first one.

p.s. Louis Wholheim was also a fellow one would like to split a beer with. Pity he died of stomach cancer in the early 30s and didn't make more movies.

26 posted on 10/12/2010 5:39:00 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: buccaneer81
From "The Poseidon Adventure"...


27 posted on 10/12/2010 5:39:22 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: stillafreemind

What does adds red to his resume mean?


28 posted on 10/12/2010 5:40:28 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: WestSylvanian
Tova Borgnine has been married to Ernie for 37 years. There were 4 marriages before that all ending in divorce. Ethel Merman was married to Borgnine for almost 1 month.

Marriage to Ethel Merman is terrifying to think about.

29 posted on 10/12/2010 5:41:01 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Psycho_Bunny
...always seemed like a nice guy

When he wasn't being Sgt Judson, anyway.

30 posted on 10/12/2010 5:41:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: buccaneer81

LOL! I would have strangled her in a Mad Mad World.

The best one in the film was Jonathan Winters. He was hilarious. Most of those old school comedians would go on Carson and they were tedious. When J Winters was “on” he was a riot.


31 posted on 10/12/2010 5:41:22 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Williams

“Red” is his new movie opening this week.


32 posted on 10/12/2010 5:41:58 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Williams

I believe that is the new Bruce Willis movie and Ernie has a part in it. I clicked on the link in the article and it was a trailer for the movie Red. You can see a bit of Ernie in it. I thought “wow” he really looks great at age 93!


33 posted on 10/12/2010 5:42:18 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: Frantzie

I love that movie. Even cast members I didn’t like in other movies hit home runs in “...Mad, Mad...World.”


34 posted on 10/12/2010 5:43:44 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: stillafreemind

One of the few remaining actors who served in WWII and is a patriot. I like him for that reason alone. My favorite Borgnine part was the cabbie in Escape from New York, and his last scene as the bad guy boss in Willard is great too.


35 posted on 10/12/2010 5:44:11 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: WestSylvanian
I remember reading that Ethel Merman claimed when she divorced him that he was into wife-beating.

Didn't she turn out to be a lesbian? And when it comes to divorce I find it hard to believe anything bad the woman says about the man.

36 posted on 10/12/2010 5:46:07 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Borgnine joined the navy in ‘35.


37 posted on 10/12/2010 5:46:59 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: HerrBlucher

One of the best movies ever.

I saw it the year it was released and we actually went to see the other movie showing that day,but this one blew our minds.

These were the days when we got 2 movies for one ticket.


38 posted on 10/12/2010 5:48:57 PM PDT by Mears
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To: skeeter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sByx33TUGZU


39 posted on 10/12/2010 5:49:23 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: Frantzie
Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett): Look! We've figured it seventeen different ways, and every time we figured it, it was no good, because no matter how we figured it, somebody don't like the way we figured it! So now, there's only one way to figure it. And that is, every man, including the old bag, for himself!

Ding Bell : So good luck, and may the best man win!

Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett): [to Mrs. Marcus (Ethel Merman)] Right! Except you,lady. May you just drop dead!

40 posted on 10/12/2010 5:49:50 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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Yeah. He was a mean bully in that. He was in the Navy in 1935, got discharged in 1941 and reenlisted. He served 10 years mostly on a destroyer.

Marty was really pretty stunning. The film was done in 1955! He won an Academy Award for his work and it won Best Picture.


41 posted on 10/12/2010 5:50:29 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: buccaneer81

Buddy Hackett was funny but his stage act was pretty “blue.”


42 posted on 10/12/2010 5:53:44 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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Buddy Hackett was funny but his stage act was pretty “blue.”

For its time his act was nearly scandalous. But then George Carlin came along.

43 posted on 10/12/2010 5:55:39 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: stillafreemind

He always reminded me of my (late) dad. To see him sit there during the “What up wit’ dat” SNL sketch, and see the joy on his face the whole time, was a priceless bit of tv. Gotta love Ernie.


44 posted on 10/12/2010 5:59:04 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: cripplecreek

I laughed my butt off...the funniest outtake anywhere. Thanks.


45 posted on 10/12/2010 6:00:00 PM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Frantzie
Jim Backus shoulda had a larger roll. He did drunk better than Foster Brooks.

Delicious

46 posted on 10/12/2010 6:01:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: stillafreemind
Borgnine had a very long and distinguished career. He had a supporting role, as did Charles Bronson, in one of my favorite movies Vera Cruz (1954) starring Burt Lancaster and Gary Cooper.
47 posted on 10/12/2010 6:03:03 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: stillafreemind

A Few years ago he was on a flight from LA to San Luis Obispo for a film award event held up here. We were flying on a puddle jumper. He was warm and friendly with folks in the airport in LA, out on the tarmac before we were to depart, signing autographs and chatting with people. We were not the first on board so we ended up in the very last row in the back of the plane where seats do not recline. The flight attendant came back when there was one seat left and offered it to him and he declined..said he was just fine here and did not want to disturb others..offered the seat to us..Then after we took off, the flight attendant was going about offering the usual peanuts and beverages but asked if there was anything special he would like and he said he was fine with what all the rest of us were having..he wanted nothing special for himself.
Then he and my husband and I talked all about our service days..he was in the Navy and my husband and he had lots of Navy stories to swap. It was the most pleasant flight I have ever taken. Ernie Borgnine is a gentleman right down to the ground..Oh he loved making McHales Navy.


48 posted on 10/12/2010 6:04:04 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for that! I always loved The Carol Burnett show and watching Tim conway make them all laugh (while they tried to hide it) was the most fun....good, clean, comedy!


49 posted on 10/12/2010 6:06:11 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fightes, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: stillafreemind


50 posted on 10/12/2010 6:06:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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