Skip to comments.Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies
Posted on 07/08/2012 2:22:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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High on my all-time favorite movie list: Marty
Just a beautiful poignant movie portrayal of a simple, lonely man.
Rip Mr. Borgnine.
RIP. One of the good guys, the real good guys.
No divorce? Well he was actually divorced several times. He was only married to Ethel Merman for like 20 minutes :-)
Saw him in “RED” - he was 92 when he did that part.
Happy trails “Dutch”....and say hi to Pike while yer at it.
RIP Marty. .. “...I dunno Ang, whatta you wanna do...”
And now we have the dregs of gen-x/y/z.
Movie Year Role
Red 2010 Henry, the Records Keeper
Strange Wilderness 2008 Milas
Rail Kings 2005
The Blue Light 2005
The Trail to Hope Rose 2005
Blueberry 2004 Rolling Star
Barn Red 2003
The Long Ride Home 2003
Kiss of Debt 2002
Everyone Loves Mel 1999
The Last Great Ride 1999 Frank Lyle
The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island 1999
12 Bucks 1998 Lucky
An All Dogs Christmas Carol 1998 Voice
Baseketball 1998 Theodore Denslow
Small Soldiers 1998 Voice of Kip Killagin
Gattaca 1997 Caesar
Mchale s Navy 1997 Cobra
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 1996 Voice of Carface
Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders 1996
Captiva Island 1995 Arty
The Legend of O. B. Taggert 1995
Tides of War 1994
Mistress 1992 Himself
Spirit of the Season 1991
The Thieves’ Christmas 1991
Any Man’s Death 1990 Gantz
Laser Mission 1990 Professor
Moving Target 1990 Captain Morrison
Tides of War 1990
Gummibarchen kusst man nicht 1989 Bischof
The Qualcuno paghera 1989
Dirty Dozen, The - The Fatal Mission 1988
Skeleton Coast 1988 Colonel Smith
Spike of Bensonhurst 1988 Baldo Cacetti
Dirty Dozen, The - The Deadly Mission 1987
Dirty Dozen, The - The Next Mission 1985
Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Looking Glass 1985
Geheimcode Wildganse 1984 Frank Fletcher
The Manhunt 1984 Ben Robeson
Young Warriors 1983 Lieutenant Bob Carrigan
Deadly Blessing 1981 Isaiah Schmidt
Escape From New York 1981 Cabbie
High Risk 1981 Clint
Supersnooper 1981 Sergeant Willy Dunlop
When Time Ran Out 1980 Tom Conti
All Quiet on the Western Front 1979
Ravagers 1979 Rann
The Black Hole 1979 Harry Booth
The Double McGuffin 1979 Firat
Convoy 1978 Lyle Wallace
Crossed Swords 1978 John Canty
The Greatest 1977 Angelo Dundee
Love by Appointment 1976
Shoot 1976 Lou Jonkheer
Vengeance Is Mine 1976
Hustle 1975 Santoro
The Devil s Rain 1975 Jonathan Corbis
Law and Disorder 1974 Cy
Ripped Off 1974
The Emperor of the North Pole 1973 Shack
The Neptune Factor 1973 Mack MacKay
The Poseidon Adventure 1972 Mike Rogo
The Revengers 1972 Hoop
Bunny O Hare 1971 Bill Green
Hannie Caulder 1971 Emmett Clemens
Rain For a Dusty Summer 1971 Dictator
Ripped Off 1971
The Trackers 1971
Willard 1971 Al Martin
A Bullet For Sandoval 1970 Don Pedro Sandoval
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? 1970 Sheriff Harve
The Adventurers 1970
The Wild Bunch 1969 Dutch Engstrom
Ice Station Zebra 1968 Boris Vaslov
The Legend of Lylah Clare 1968 Barney Sheean
Chuka 1967 Sergeant Otto Hahnsbach
The Dirty Dozen 1967 General Worden
The Oscar 1966 Barney Yale
The Flight of the Phoenix 1965 Trucker Cobb
McHale’s Navy 1964 Lt Cmdr Quinton McHale
Barabbas 1962 Lucius
Go Naked in the World 1961 Pete Stratton
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll 1961 Roo
The Last Judgement 1961
Man on a String 1960 Boris Mitrov
Pay or Die 1960 Lt Joseph Petrosino
The Rabbit Trap 1959 Eddie Colt
The Badlanders 1958 John McBain
The Vikings 1958 Ragnar
Torpedo Run 1958 Lieutenant Arther Sloan
Jubal 1956 Shep Horgan
The Best Things in Life Are Free 1956 Brown
The Catered Affair 1956 Tom Hurley
The Square Jungle 1956 Bernie Browne
Three Brave Men 1956 Bernie Goldsmith
Bad Day at Black Rock 1955 Coley Trimble
Marty 1955 Marty
Run For Cover 1955 Morgan
The Last Command 1955 Mike Radin
Violent Saturday 1955 Stadt
Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 Strabo
Johnny Guitar 1954 Bart Lonergan
The Bounty Hunter 1954 Rachin
Vera Cruz 1954 Donnegan
From Here to Eternity 1953 Sergeant Fatso Judson
Philco Television Playhouse 1952
China Corsair 1951
I liked him as Kat in All Quiet on the Western Front.
I found that 1979 movie last week! I had not seen it since it originally played on TV.
Now I have both the 1930 and 1979 versions.
RIP Mermaid Man.
Ermes Effron Borgnine, RIP
95, lived a good life, good Italian Catholic from CT. I’m glad he didn’t change his name into some waspy name like: Brad, Dillon or Blake...
so, they die in 3’s, Andy Griffith was first, now Ernest, I wonder who is next?
Nothing in the posted obit indicates this at all.
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
I thought one of best TV lines ever:
McHales Navy, Ep1 Season 1
Capt. Binghamton pointing to a wall map
of the “Taratua Island” area is explaining his
command “is surrounded by “Japs”, but none of that
mattered...., because he knew exactly where McHale was
Just shows t’go ya’ how much I pay attention.
The wild bunch was my favorite....
Well, really, it has nothing to do with his acting ability. I thought he was a wonderful (though not great) actor.
Fair winds and following seas Gunners Mate Borgnine.
Rest in peace shipmate.
Thanks for the ping!
RIP, Mr. Borgnine, may you rest in peace.
Pike Bishop: He gave his word.
Dutch Engstrom: He gave his word to a railroad.
Pike Bishop: Its his word.
Dutch Engstrom: That aint what counts! Its who you give it to!
Gee...I just saw him being interviewed on TV last week...didn’t seem the least bit old or sick....what an amazing guy. He had a huge smile.
Who is Lester Holt and why would you watch NBC News?
RIP Mr. Borgnine. I somehow will always remember the Russian double-agent opposite Patrick McGoohan in "Ice Station Zebra". You had me guessing to the last moment.
That’s sad. I knew he was going to go one of these days, but even so...
A lot of people on FR are baby boomers who automatically associate Mr. Borgnine with McHale’s Navy, although younger folk like myself will mostly remember him because of Spongebob and his appearance on a Simpsons episode. That video of him explaining why he didn’t watch Brokeback Mountain was hilarious. “I didn’t care to see it because I’m more interested in seeing women than I am in men. I mean, I got nothing against men. But you know, to each his own.”
So, since people always die in threes, I wonder who’s next since him and Andy Griffith went.
I remember that! I also remember him as the gladiator trainor/manager? in “Demetrius and the Gladiators”, and the big, burly, friendly Roman soldier in “Jesus Of Nazareth” (tv miniseries-1977)!
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Just like to keep an eye on them.
When I was 17-18-19, THAT is what all Chiefs looked like.
A Navy Chief comes equipped with a frown, somewhat of a ‘pot’ belly, slouched hat and if a ‘working’ Chief - Engineman etc - he is allowed a little wrinkle to his Khakis.
I realize the Navy has some Chiefs today but they also have an ungodly # of E7/E8/E9.
Story about a Senior Chief that was treasurer of the Chief’s Mess and he (gasp) absconded some funds.
They were getting into the Courts Martial and ‘they’ kept referring to him as “E8 JONES” and finally his lawyer said
“They are prejudicing the Board with this constant calling Senior Chief Jones “E8 JONES” To which the President of the Court replied, “No sir! E8 JONES is fine, a Senior Chief in the United States Navy doesn’t steal from his shipmates”.
Yes, you’re right—that was the era of stars who were actually talented and worth running to see at the movies. They sure don’t make them like they used to. RIP to a true star.
I think he played the best Centurion of all actors who ever played the part.
He could not be type-cast. In 1955, he played a cocky SOB in “Bad day at black rock” and yet won the academy award for best actor in “Marty” as a aging and likable bachelor finding love.
RIP and Godspeed, Ernie!
He was one of the old breed who if they did have odd habits, they kept it quiet.
For whatever reason, Borgnine was in the sermon yesterday morning in a brief tie-in...had to do with a role he played as “Jonathon” an angel in a Little House on the Prairie episode called “The Lord is my Shepherd”.
Like all of Michael Landon’s shows, this was a heartwarmer, but this one moreso even than normal.
Borgnine was perfect in the role. RIP, Commander McHale; I hope the angel role is yours for keeps.
I remember a story Tim Conway told just a couple of years ago. There was a reunion for the McHale’s Navy cast, and nobody had seen Borgnine in a while. He showed up after everyone else had gotten there, and everyone was shocked when he had to be helped out of the car by the driver and was walking really slow with a pair of canes. About halfway to the rest of the group, he straightened up, threw away the canes and said “come on guys, you really gonna believe that?” Even in his early 90s, he was a joker...
I think I read somewhere that the Navy made Borgnine an honorary Chief.
I could just scream ...
Why is it me? Why is it always me?
RIP. Tim Conway Jr show will be interesting tonight (Los Angeles-KFI640-7PM) Tim Jr will probably have his dad on to talk about this.
Divorced and remarried *four* times?
A Freemason for over 50 years?
Bragged at one point that the secret to his longevity was, "I masturbate a lot"?
I'd hate to think what a *bad* Italian Catholic from CT would be like. :-0
Borgnine was a fine actor, obviously. May he rest in peace.
RIP, true Conservative, Navy man, and all-around nice guy. The world is a bit darker now.
It’s a sad ping, but thank you anyway, Mr. Civilizations.
My favorite role of his: the cab-driver in 'Escape from New York'.
Fine actor, and a fine American.