Skip to comments.Ernie Borgnine, 93. Hollywood Legend Adds Red to His Resume
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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Ernest Borgnine is one of the remaining greats.
This in a time before Eastwood, Stallone and Willis doing stunts in their 50s.
I never liked his acting but I sure like him. Always seemed like a nice guy.
He even played Vince Lombardi in a made for TV movie not long after the coach’s death. Did a great job.
Way to go, Mermaid Man!
Too bad Tim Conway seems to have left the cast.
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.
I remember reading that Ethel Merman claimed when she divorced him that he was into wife-beating.
I never forgave him for beating up Frank Sinatra. :)
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!
Ernie is on my list of guys to have a cup of coffee/glass of beer with. Regular guy.
I love this guy.
I was laughing all day after I heard him whisper that comment to Steve Doosey on Fox and FRiends.
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.
“She did write that he would fart in bed and hold her under the covers.”
They call that a “Dutch Oven” in these parts.
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