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WW II Navy Veteran, Patriot, and Oscar Winning Actor Ernest Borgnine dead at age 95
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/08/oscar-winning-film-star-ernest-borgnine-dies-at-5/ | July 9, 2012 | Steelers6

Posted on 07/08/2012 9:52:54 PM PDT by Steelers6

Ermes Efron Borgnino was born in Hamden, Conn., on Jan. 24, 1917, the son of Italian immigrant parents. The family lived in Milan when the boy was 2 to 7, then returned to Connecticut, where he attended school in New Haven.

Borgnine joined the Navy in 1935 and served on a destroyer during World War II. He weighed 135 pounds when he enlisted. He left the Navy 10 years later, weighing exactly 100 pounds more.

"I wouldn't trade those 10 years for anything," he said in 1956. "The Navy taught me a lot of things. It molded me as a man, and I made a lot of wonderful friends."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/08/oscar-winning-film-star-ernest-borgnine-dies-at-5/#ixzz20673XOtk


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: again; borgnine; death; navy; veteran
Thanks for your service to our country, you were one of the good guys in Hollywood. McHale's Navy, The Poseidon Adventure, The Dirty Dozen, Escape from New York, and Mermaid Man in Spongebob. Had a long and varied career.
1 posted on 07/08/2012 9:53:08 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6

He was great in “Emperor of the North” as the rail yard bull. Quite a contrast to McHale.


2 posted on 07/08/2012 9:59:54 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Steelers6
Ernest Borgnine on Brokeback Mountain

RIP Marty!

3 posted on 07/08/2012 10:00:36 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Steelers6

Met him briefly when he came into a gas station where I was working in Van Nuys, California back in 1973 or so. A prince of a man.


4 posted on 07/08/2012 10:01:45 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Steelers6
I'll have to go dig up a Torrent file of the "pilot" that later became McHale's Navy. I think it was titled "Seven Against the Sea" and was done as a dramatic piece without the comedy.

You'll be missed, Mr. Borgnine. Thank you for the entertainment - and for your service.

5 posted on 07/08/2012 10:04:15 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Steelers6

Loved him in the Poseidon Adventure. I know it was 70’s disaster film schlock, but it’s one of my favorite movies. Loved Gene Hackman in it too.


6 posted on 07/08/2012 10:08:15 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Steelers6

He had a great career. Thanks Ernest; rest peacefully.


7 posted on 07/08/2012 10:08:40 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Steelers6

Unfortunately, born in Italy. Not eligible under Article 2 Sect. 1


8 posted on 07/08/2012 10:17:38 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Steelers6

Rest easy shipmate, your watch is over.


9 posted on 07/08/2012 10:18:34 PM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: Steelers6

Oops. Born in Conn. Tried to make a joke. Yeepsh.


10 posted on 07/08/2012 10:19:17 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: atc23

So you missed the first line in the post.

“Ermes Efron Borgnino was born in Hamden, Conn., on Jan. 24, 1917”


11 posted on 07/08/2012 10:19:54 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Steelers6

Also a supporting role in “Here To Eternity” where he played a sadistic sergeant.


12 posted on 07/08/2012 10:24:00 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Steelers6

You left out “From Here to Eternity” ...... Though he was certainly not a good guy in that.


13 posted on 07/08/2012 10:26:09 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Steelers6

A class act as a man, citizen and husband. Old School! RIP


14 posted on 07/08/2012 10:35:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Steelers6

Borgnine was fine actor, he got the blue collar thing.

RIP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpUu8zxqUDI


15 posted on 07/08/2012 11:03:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: beaversmom

Shelly winters was his counterpoint in that film.
They both made us feel every vulnerable moment


16 posted on 07/08/2012 11:15:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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McHales Navy Bloopers

Tom Conway is a riot

17 posted on 07/08/2012 11:39:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

“On Demand” cable has the more modern movie of McHale’s Navy on it’s free movies now. Borgnine plays an Admiral of some top secret navy organization. It was an okay movie.


18 posted on 07/08/2012 11:57:41 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: mylife

Yes, she was great too.


19 posted on 07/09/2012 12:01:26 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Steelers6

Borgnine was a great antagonist in “Ice Station Zebra,” in which he played a Russian double-agent (paired with Patrick McGoohan).

He was also consistently excellent as the character of “Dominic Santini,” a supporting role in a Cold-War-era action series on TV called “Airwolf.” This series began as one of the best written and best acted action series ever. It was gradually dumbed-down, and the anti-tyranny / pro-America politics diluted, by the studio execs, who claimed they were trying “to reach a broader audience.”

Hulu.com has all four seasons of “Airwolf” for free (including the notoriously bad 4th season, in which all the original leads were killed off, and the entire production moved to a super-low-budget company in Canada. The original lead in seasons 1-3 was Jan-Michael Vincent, who was replaced in season 4 by Barry van Dyke). For those unacquainted with this show, I highly recommend it, especially if you compare the first 3 or 4 episodes of Season 1 with almost any episode of Season 4.

The show’s theme music is also very compelling.

Sadly, Jan-Michael Vincent is long retired from acting, having fallen prey to drug abuse and alcoholism. I’m wondering if he’ll make any statement regarding the passing of Borgnine.


20 posted on 07/09/2012 12:04:06 AM PDT by GoodDay
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To: Steelers6

So many of the great names of Hollywood and pro sports teams of his generation served proudly and honorably in the military, many in actual combat.

Compare that with the Nancy Boys of today who think they are courageous for supporting open homosexualism.


21 posted on 07/09/2012 12:30:58 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Ayn Rand: "In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win")
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To: Steelers6

Thank you for your service to America and for the many great and varied roles. Fair winds and following seas, Mr. Borgnine.


22 posted on 07/09/2012 2:23:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: atc23

His bio says that he was born in Hamden, CONN.


23 posted on 07/09/2012 2:45:45 AM PDT by Rearden (Deo Vindice)
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To: Steelers6

Aye, Aye, Skipper...one last R & R trip to New Caledonia before shoving off to that big Lake in the Clouds. Perhaps ol’ Leadbottom will be waiting at the checkerboard. RIP.


24 posted on 07/09/2012 4:29:24 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: Rearden

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25 posted on 07/09/2012 5:42:33 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: chaosagent

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26 posted on 07/09/2012 5:43:13 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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