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Actor Ernest Borgnine Dies at 95
NBC 5 Chicago ^ | 7/8/2012

Posted on 07/08/2012 4:38:50 PM PDT by markomalley

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.

Borgnine died at 1:10 p.m. at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, spokeswoman Simi Singer told NBC4.

His longtime spokesman, Harry Flynn, told The Associated Press that Borgnine died of renal failure with his family by his side.

Television fans loved Borgnine as the scheming Navy officer in the sitcom "McHale's Navy.'' Borgnine was also known as the heavy who beats up Frank Sinatra in ``From Here to Eternity'' and one of the thugs who menaces Spencer Tracy in "Bad Day at Block Rock.''

Younger fans, however, might know him as the voice of Mermaid Man from the cartoon "SpongeBob Squarepants," according to the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB). Borgnine appeared on television hundreds of times during his long career, including "Airwolf" and "Saturday Night Live." He was on 40 episodes of the classic game show, "The Hollywood Squares."

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Rest in peace.

1 posted on 07/08/2012 4:38:56 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Kept on working into the 21st century.

2 posted on 07/08/2012 4:42:04 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: markomalley

I thought he had died 20 years ago....

Just shows to go ya, can’t keep up with everything.

“McHale’s Navy” was probably his most honest role, ever.


3 posted on 07/08/2012 4:42:21 PM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: markomalley

I was just watching the old Airwolf series season 2 a week ago. Rest In Peace Chief Petty Officer Borgnine.


4 posted on 07/08/2012 4:42:26 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: markomalley

...and one of the thugs who menaces Spencer Tracy in “Bad Day at Block Rock.’’

Uh proofreaders?

That would be “Bad Day at Black Rock.”


5 posted on 07/08/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: markomalley

RIP Mr.Borgnine


6 posted on 07/08/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: markomalley

Just a couple days after Andy Griffith.

RIP.


7 posted on 07/08/2012 4:43:17 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: markomalley

Loved that show when I was a kid and he was great in it.

8 posted on 07/08/2012 4:43:23 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: markomalley

Well, that’s number two. Wonder who number three will be.

I enjoyed his work though I know nothing about him as a private person. I think that’s best since I tend to not be able to watch most stars after learning they are idiots in their private lives.

May his soul rest in peace.


9 posted on 07/08/2012 4:44:17 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: alloysteel

It always seems to come in 3’s.

Andy Griffith
Ernst Borgnine
?


10 posted on 07/08/2012 4:44:55 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: markomalley

Rest in peace, Mr. Borgnine.


11 posted on 07/08/2012 4:46:37 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: markomalley

Everything I know about him says he was a good man. Rest in peace.


12 posted on 07/08/2012 4:47:47 PM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: markomalley

Thanks for the post. I saw it on IMDB Special Alert. McHale’s Navy made my dweeby adolescent years better. Rest in Peace.


13 posted on 07/08/2012 4:48:23 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: bill1952

“Uh proofreaders? That would be “Bad Day at Black Rock.””

Spell check passes for proof reading in today’s journalism.


14 posted on 07/08/2012 4:49:14 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Larry Lucido
Just a couple days after Andy Griffith.

Beat the Death Panels!

15 posted on 07/08/2012 4:50:01 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: markomalley

RIP Marty.


16 posted on 07/08/2012 4:55:54 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: markomalley

Don’t forget the classic “Spike of Bensonhurst”!


17 posted on 07/08/2012 4:56:07 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: markomalley
Naval career Borgnine joined the United States Navy in 1935, after graduation from James Hillhouse High School[6] in New Haven, Connecticut. He was discharged in 1941, and re-enlisted when the United States entered World War II and served until 1945 (a total of ten years), reaching the rank of Gunner's Mate 1st Class. He served aboard the destroyer USS Lamberton (DD-119). His military decorations included the Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

One of the greatest generation. RIP, Gunny.

18 posted on 07/08/2012 5:00:47 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Election 2012- Epic Fail candidate vs Epic Fail President!)
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To: markomalley
Naval career Borgnine joined the United States Navy in 1935, after graduation from James Hillhouse High School[6] in New Haven, Connecticut. He was discharged in 1941, and re-enlisted when the United States entered World War II and served until 1945 (a total of ten years), reaching the rank of Gunner's Mate 1st Class. He served aboard the destroyer USS Lamberton (DD-119). His military decorations included the Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

One of the greatest generation. RIP, Gunny.

19 posted on 07/08/2012 5:00:47 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Election 2012- Epic Fail candidate vs Epic Fail President!)
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To: markomalley

There's The Guy. Rest in Peace.

20 posted on 07/08/2012 5:02:52 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: markomalley
Rest in peace Mr Borgnine.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 5:02:56 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: servantboy777; Jvette

Olivia, Mickey, or Kirk.


22 posted on 07/08/2012 5:04:51 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: markomalley

“I masturbate a lot!”


23 posted on 07/08/2012 5:06:02 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: matthew fuller

Gunny’s mate 1st Class. Same as my Uncle Leon in WW II. RIP Mr. Borgnine.


24 posted on 07/08/2012 5:07:02 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: markomalley

The perverted Hollywood of today has no use for great character actors like him anymore.


25 posted on 07/08/2012 5:15:52 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: alloysteel
I thought he had died 20 years ago

Me too! And I'm usually pretty good with keeping up with all the older stars status of whether or not they died. Seems like 5 to 10 years ago I thought he had died.

26 posted on 07/08/2012 5:17:22 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: martin_fierro

27 posted on 07/08/2012 5:22:12 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: markomalley

May he be in Heaven 3 days before satan knows he’s gone.


28 posted on 07/08/2012 5:22:32 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Don’t forget the classic “Spike of Bensonhurst”!

And The Wild Bunch.

29 posted on 07/08/2012 5:23:50 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: markomalley
"Whaddya wanna do tonight, Marty?"
"Idunno. Whadda you wanna do tonight, Ange?"
"Oh, Idunno."
30 posted on 07/08/2012 5:30:36 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: markomalley
Leonard Nimoy ‏@TheRealNimoy Ernest Borgnine was helpful to me when we worked together on Wagon Train. Before Star Trek. A good man. RIP Estaban Zamora story Wagon Train 1959 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J58NGv9JNVI
31 posted on 07/08/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Inyo-Mono
The Wild Bunch ...

great, great film.

32 posted on 07/08/2012 5:33:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: servantboy777

Fingers crossed for Jane Fonda as #3....


33 posted on 07/08/2012 5:35:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: markomalley

Many times this has been announced. I think they had him dead at least five times over the years.


34 posted on 07/08/2012 5:38:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Calusa
McHale’s Navy made my dweeby adolescent years better.

He was always so far ahead of Leadbottom and the brass.

35 posted on 07/08/2012 5:42:44 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: markomalley
I didn't like him in the Devil's Rain. He played the part well, at least it seemed that way when I was a kid.
36 posted on 07/08/2012 5:43:40 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: markomalley

“Borgnine was also known as the heavy who beats up Frank Sinatra in ``From Here to Eternity’’.

Always liked Ernie. Like him even more now. Outlived Blue Eyes by fourteen years.


37 posted on 07/08/2012 5:49:49 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: markomalley
He was a U.S. Navy veteran. So long Skip. Photobucket
38 posted on 07/08/2012 5:50:08 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: markomalley

Had the great pleasure of meeting him at a Convention not long ago. He was perfectly lively and walking around the place on his own. When I commented that memorobilia from one of his films (The Vikings) was missing he said. “Of course! A lot of them are missing I made over 120 films!”


39 posted on 07/08/2012 5:53:41 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: markomalley
RIP, Ernest. God Bless.


40 posted on 07/08/2012 5:58:42 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Yep, and he teamed up again with Tim Conway as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy......EEEEVILLL!!!!!


41 posted on 07/08/2012 6:01:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Williams

He had an autobiography come out several years ago. Spoke about his great love for Tova his wife. Very classy gentleman.


42 posted on 07/08/2012 6:02:36 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: RC2
I met him while I was working in the shipyard at Long Beach, CA. He was filming an episode of Airwolf. During a break he walked down to the on lookers and shook hands and talked with us. Seemed like a real sincere man. Jan Michael Vincent , on the other hand, was not very nice to every one who approached him (To put it mildly). Guess that's why Mr. Borgnine had a long career and Vincent ended up doing liquor commercials on Japanese television.
43 posted on 07/08/2012 7:24:11 PM PDT by spudville
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