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

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-107 next last
To: 2ndDivisionVet

High on my all-time favorite movie list: Marty

Just a beautiful poignant movie portrayal of a simple, lonely man.

Rip Mr. Borgnine.


51 posted on 07/08/2012 3:55:32 PM PDT by Republican Red ("Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
I loved him ever since I saw him in Marty.
Rest Well Mr. Borgnine I will miss you.
52 posted on 07/08/2012 4:03:05 PM PDT by novemberslady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

RIP. One of the good guys, the real good guys.


53 posted on 07/08/2012 4:05:49 PM PDT by CodeToad (uired to vote for a treaty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache
Ernest Borgnine Talks About Masturbation
54 posted on 07/08/2012 4:09:03 PM PDT by Sawdring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: knarf

No divorce? Well he was actually divorced several times. He was only married to Ethel Merman for like 20 minutes :-)


55 posted on 07/08/2012 4:14:13 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saw him in “RED” - he was 92 when he did that part.


56 posted on 07/08/2012 4:21:26 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Happy trails “Dutch”....and say hi to Pike while yer at it.

RIP Marty. .. “...I dunno Ang, whatta you wanna do...”


57 posted on 07/08/2012 4:26:26 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: taildragger
He came from a generation of actors who were not ashamed to love their country, and many of them had served proudly......

And now we have the dregs of gen-x/y/z.

58 posted on 07/08/2012 4:28:08 PM PDT by doorgunner69
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


59 posted on 07/08/2012 4:31:54 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MCF

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.


60 posted on 07/08/2012 4:37:41 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

RIP Mermaid Man.

61 posted on 07/08/2012 4:40:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Ghost of Flight 401 & Emperor of the North

RIP.

62 posted on 07/08/2012 4:44:33 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2111USMC
He was also great in his small part as the centurion in Jesus of Nazareth in 1977, remember?
63 posted on 07/08/2012 4:56:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


64 posted on 07/08/2012 5:05:20 PM PDT by Coleus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Coleus

Andy Dick?


65 posted on 07/08/2012 5:19:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet; Yaelle; stephenjohnbanker; theothercheek; eeevil conservative; ml/nj; ...
I heard whispers that Ernest Borgnine was a rare conservative in Hollywood, but never really came out of the proverbial "closet" as such.

Nothing in the posted obit indicates this at all.

66 posted on 07/08/2012 5:36:56 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
RIP, Cabbie..............

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


67 posted on 07/08/2012 5:49:54 PM PDT by Viking2002 ("If you're gonna hang out in places like this, wear a badge on your didey.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: justiceseeker93
I enjoyed chatting with him a couple times. He was a regular visitor at our company picnic.


68 posted on 07/08/2012 5:52:44 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 66 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

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
located” !


69 posted on 07/08/2012 5:56:04 PM PDT by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

70 posted on 07/08/2012 6:03:19 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Excellence; krb

Just shows t’go ya’ how much I pay attention.


71 posted on 07/08/2012 6:05:04 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Video: Ernie Borgnine, Lead Clown, Milwaukee Circus Day Parade 1995
72 posted on 07/08/2012 6:09:46 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vaquero

The wild bunch was my favorite....


73 posted on 07/08/2012 6:15:54 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: knarf

Well, really, it has nothing to do with his acting ability. I thought he was a wonderful (though not great) actor.


74 posted on 07/08/2012 6:20:07 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 71 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fair winds and following seas Gunners Mate Borgnine.

Rest in peace shipmate.


75 posted on 07/08/2012 7:56:18 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

RIP.


76 posted on 07/08/2012 8:36:27 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


77 posted on 07/08/2012 9:08:10 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 66 | View Replies]

To: All

RIP, Mr. Borgnine, may you rest in peace.


78 posted on 07/08/2012 10:02:07 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 77 | View Replies]

To: Vaquero

Pike Bishop: He gave his word.
Dutch Engstrom: He gave his word to a railroad.
Pike Bishop: It’s his word.
Dutch Engstrom: That ain’t what counts! It’s who you give it to!


79 posted on 07/08/2012 10:40:54 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: stylin19a
Yeah, I loved him in The Wild Bunch, but he was a good second banana in the series "Airwolf."
80 posted on 07/08/2012 11:25:24 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 79 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


81 posted on 07/08/2012 11:31:19 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: John W
Lester Holt just gave Ernie barely 30 seconds on NBC Nightly News. Dumb.

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.

82 posted on 07/09/2012 12:03:29 AM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


83 posted on 07/09/2012 12:12:42 AM PDT by Strk321
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CondorFlight

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)!


84 posted on 07/09/2012 2:12:14 AM PDT by dsutah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: higgmeister

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Just like to keep an eye on them.


85 posted on 07/09/2012 2:52:57 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 82 | View Replies]

To: Brown Deer

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”.


86 posted on 07/09/2012 3:39:53 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are crapping in it")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: FatherofFive

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.


87 posted on 07/09/2012 3:50:00 AM PDT by AmericanMermaid
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


88 posted on 07/09/2012 4:36:27 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: knarf

He was one of the old breed who if they did have odd habits, they kept it quiet.


89 posted on 07/09/2012 5:17:23 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


90 posted on 07/09/2012 5:26:43 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

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...


91 posted on 07/09/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT by tarawa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xrmusn

I think I read somewhere that the Navy made Borgnine an honorary Chief.


92 posted on 07/09/2012 6:09:01 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 86 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I could just scream ...

Why is it me? Why is it always me?

93 posted on 07/09/2012 6:16:40 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" (Sulla))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


94 posted on 07/09/2012 6:20:19 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Coleus
good Italian Catholic from CT

???

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.

95 posted on 07/09/2012 6:22:52 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dang.


96 posted on 07/09/2012 8:08:52 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

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.


97 posted on 07/09/2012 9:53:49 AM PDT by TheOldLady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Publius
I remember reading his autobiography a few years ago. He was a classy guy, stayed with the same wife for the last 35 years and spoke highly of her and their love.

My favorite role of his: the cab-driver in 'Escape from New York'.

98 posted on 07/09/2012 9:56:52 AM PDT by Ciexyz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: justiceseeker93

Fine actor, and a fine American.

RIP


99 posted on 07/09/2012 10:01:33 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 66 | View Replies]

To: 2111USMC
Wow, he was in Johnny Guitar (1954) with Joan Crawford. He's going to have one heck of a reunion in heaven with the co-stars from all his old movies.
100 posted on 07/09/2012 10:07:53 AM PDT by Ciexyz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 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