Oscar winning actor Ernest Borgnine died of renal failure today, July 8th, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with his wife and children at his side. He was 95 years old.
With his bushy eyebrows and gap-toothed grin, he was often cast as the villain in such movies as From Here to Eternity, Johnny Guitar, Vera Cruz and Bad Day At Black Rock. In 1955, he was cast against type as a warm-hearted butcher in the movie Marty, for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor.
He appeared in many TV shows over the years, especially endearing himself to a generation of baby boomers as the naval commander on the television show McHale’s Navy, which ran from 1962 until 1966.
In 2009, he was nominated for an Emmy for his performances in the final episodes of the medical series, ER.
Borgnine was married five times, with his current marriage lasting nearly 40 years.
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Sunday, July 8, 2012
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