Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies
Google News / The Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2012 | Bob Thomas

Posted on 07/08/2012 2:22:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in "Marty" in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95....

(Excerpt) Read more at google.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: borgnine; ernestborgine; hollywood; obit; obituary; rip; television
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-107 next last
Met him once, along with Tim Conway, when we did a Universal tour for Indian Guides way back when. RIP, LtCom. McHale.
1 posted on 07/08/2012 2:22:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

RIP Ernest. You were one of the good ones. You’ll be missed here.


2 posted on 07/08/2012 2:27:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help reduce voter fraud in America! If you see something, say something!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I missed meeting him at the last Dragoncon. His table was beside Martin Landau who I did get to meet.

RIP Ernest.


3 posted on 07/08/2012 2:28:11 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I missed meeting him at the last Dragoncon. His table was beside Martin Landau who I did get to meet.

RIP Ernest.


4 posted on 07/08/2012 2:28:23 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer
Amen to one of the good ones.

NEVER heard a bad report about Ernest Borgnine ... no drunkeness, fighting, divorce, etc.

5 posted on 07/08/2012 2:30:35 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are playing Taps for you Ernest.

Present Arms!..........................Read To!


6 posted on 07/08/2012 2:31:04 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

RIP Ernest. You were a class act.


7 posted on 07/08/2012 2:31:39 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

One of the good guys.....RIP.....he blessed the world with his talent......


8 posted on 07/08/2012 2:31:51 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh No! Loved him in any role her played! RIP. He just seemed like a happy guy and life was good to him.


9 posted on 07/08/2012 2:31:51 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

One of the good guys.....RIP.....he blessed the world with his talent......


10 posted on 07/08/2012 2:32:05 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

One of the good guys.....RIP.....he blessed the world with his talent......


11 posted on 07/08/2012 2:32:21 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
FIle under: Didn't know he was still alive.

I remember seeing him in the Poseidon Adventure back in 1972 and he seemed like an old man even then (he was 55 at the time of the movie).

He lived to be 95...not a bad performance at all. I hope I can keep my own body performing that long.

Seemed like a decent guy - not a Hollywood creep.

12 posted on 07/08/2012 2:32:41 PM PDT by SamAdams76
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aww... Damn.

Thanks for the memories Ernest.

RIP


13 posted on 07/08/2012 2:33:23 PM PDT by AFreeBird
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was just on the o’reilly factor last week.... I’ll never forget when he was on fox and friends and did masturbation jokes. He was awesome a true icon rest in peace.


14 posted on 07/08/2012 2:34:06 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, I just saw him interviewed on an O’Reilly program last week. He still seemed really sharp.


15 posted on 07/08/2012 2:35:50 PM PDT by Andy'smom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
He was a great actor. I loved him in his role of Vince Lombardi, amongst others.

He served a total of 14 years in the US Navy, including all of WWII, and he got out as a Gunners Mate, 1st Class.


16 posted on 07/08/2012 2:36:08 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Love ya, Mr. Borgnine. Please keep the light on, would ya?


17 posted on 07/08/2012 2:37:33 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

RIP Mr. Borgnine. You brought credit to our Nation and your skill as a true patriot on the big screen. You will be missed.


18 posted on 07/08/2012 2:37:44 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was a very cool person.


19 posted on 07/08/2012 2:39:45 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

His autobiography was subtitled, “I don’t want to set the world on fire; I just want to keep my nuts warm.” He took it from a sign on a New York chestnut dealer’s stand.


20 posted on 07/08/2012 2:40:14 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I liked him as Kat in “All Quiet on the Western Front”.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 2:40:59 PM PDT by MCF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

The man will always be remembered by my generation as a ‘class act’. RIP, Mr. Borgnine.


22 posted on 07/08/2012 2:41:23 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
One of the good ones, from a different era in Hollywood.

RIP and God's speed.

23 posted on 07/08/2012 2:46:31 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
RIP borgnine Pictures, Images and Photos S 0530 1964 TV Guide McHales Navy Ernest Borgnine ebay member dsng1 Pictures, Images and Photos
24 posted on 07/08/2012 2:46:31 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DFG

Great actor who will be missed. I’ll keep my tagline for a while...


25 posted on 07/08/2012 2:47:59 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Saw him on Cavuto several times.

Definetly one of the good guys.

RIP Sailor...

26 posted on 07/08/2012 2:54:29 PM PDT by pandemoniumreigns
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

RIP.... ERNIE...


27 posted on 07/08/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT by hosepipe (e)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I liked him for his longevity and good nature, but for acting, my favorite role of his was as the sadistic jerky sergeant who had it in for Montgomery Clift.


28 posted on 07/08/2012 3:05:07 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

...in “From Here to Eternity”.


29 posted on 07/08/2012 3:06:41 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

The Dirty Dozen.


30 posted on 07/08/2012 3:11:13 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just watched O’Reilly’s interview with him again the other night, he was a great man and will be truly missed.


31 posted on 07/08/2012 3:14:42 PM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hell of an actor. Navy vet. RIP Mr. Borgnine. You will be missed.


32 posted on 07/08/2012 3:16:47 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: knarf

He was married several times. But a great actor.


33 posted on 07/08/2012 3:18:07 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
RIP Mr. B, one of the good guys, you made all Americans of Italian decent prowd.

Thank you for your Service Sir, Corsair Pilot if my memory is correct.

All the current Hollyweird liberal pukes don't even compare....

34 posted on 07/08/2012 3:21:19 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Excellence

Hail Ragnar of the Vikings!


35 posted on 07/08/2012 3:23:16 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: All

dammit. A really good actor. He gave an interview on TCM that really showed his human side. Very patriotic and a family man. RIP Mr. Borgnine.


36 posted on 07/08/2012 3:27:42 PM PDT by BipolarBob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: CondorFlight

He was over the top great in that role!


37 posted on 07/08/2012 3:32:21 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

I was a fan from when I was young.

RIP Mr. Borgnine and thank you for your service to this country.

38 posted on 07/08/2012 3:35:27 PM PDT by newzjunkey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pearls Before Swine

He had it in for Frank Sinatra, Clift was the one who ended up killing Borgnine.


39 posted on 07/08/2012 3:38:39 PM PDT by 11Bush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

On SNL,
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xf1xa7_saturday-night-live-what-up-with-th_fun


40 posted on 07/08/2012 3:40:18 PM PDT by SMGFan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: knarf

Except in the Poseidon Adventure. One of my favorites, with him in it.


41 posted on 07/08/2012 3:40:36 PM PDT by rabidralph
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll always remember him as McCale’s Navy, which would be unbelievable racist if it was shown on TV these days. Or is it? No idea.

Weird bit of trivia popped into my mind when I thought about him. Does anyone remember that Satanist movie from the 70s where he played opposite of William Shatner?

Hmm... maybe not the time to think about that.

God Bless Mr. Borgnine! Fair winds, following seas...


42 posted on 07/08/2012 3:41:22 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ernest Borgnine has always been one of my favorite actors.
I still remember when McHale’s Navy debuted.

RIP


43 posted on 07/08/2012 3:44:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

One of the greats. RIP.


44 posted on 07/08/2012 3:46:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet; Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

Dammit.

Bon voyage!

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet and Perdogg.


45 posted on 07/08/2012 3:48:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: rabidralph

“Except in the Poseidon Adventure. One of my favorites, with him in it.”

“You were always arresting me!” -Ex hooker wife

“Well I had to do something to keep you off the street until you’d marry me!” -New York cop Ernest

I even liked him in Escape from New York.


46 posted on 07/08/2012 3:50:32 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll have to go home and put on ‘Emperor of the North’.

NOBODY rides Shack’s train.


47 posted on 07/08/2012 3:52:33 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 11Bush
He had it in for Frank Sinatra, Clift was the one who ended up killing Borgnine.

True, but he didn't like Clift either. He was happy to have the knife fight... although unhappy at the end of it. Good role.

48 posted on 07/08/2012 3:52:53 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I loved him in Escape from New York.

RIP


49 posted on 07/08/2012 3:53:00 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Lester Holt just gave Ernie barely 30 seconds on NBC Nightly News. Dumb.


50 posted on 07/08/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-107 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson