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Zathras
07-08-2012, 06:27 PM
Ernest Borgnine, who created a variety of memorable characters in both movies and television and won the best-actor Oscar for his role as a lovesick butcher in "Marty" in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95.


http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/oscar-winning-film-star-ernest-borgnine-dies-la-212606632.html

Starbuck
07-08-2012, 08:07 PM
Borgnine was unique and a standout among actors. I know he spent 10 years in the navy, got out as a Gunners Mate First Class in 1945. As of a couple years ago he still lived in the same house in California that he bought in 1965. I admire all that.

Rest Well, Ernie. You have earned it.

Rockntractor
07-08-2012, 08:11 PM
First Andy Griffith and now McHale, my childhood is gone.

JB
07-08-2012, 08:15 PM
I don't see McHale's Navy reruns on TV anymore.

RIP Quinton

SaintLouieWoman
07-08-2012, 08:53 PM
We saw him on Fox the other day, laughing about being in Sponge Bob. He was a remarkable actor and man. They don't make them like him anymore----a man of talent, not a pretty boy, who made it in Hollywood based on his ability.

Hubie
07-08-2012, 10:05 PM
As of a couple years ago he still lived in the same house in California that he bought in 1965. I admire all that.

Unfortunately, he fell into the Hollywood marriage trap something like 5 times.

Retread
07-08-2012, 10:06 PM
RIP Ernie - Your work in the "Dozen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061578/)" was brilliant.

Odysseus
07-08-2012, 11:00 PM
Several years ago, I was talking to an editor at Tekno Comics, who was trying to come up with a name for a series. They had the rights to Asimov's I-Robot, and wanted to call them I-Borgs, but Paramount was had copyrighted the word Borg, so they were stuck. The team consisted of five robots. I suggested that they add four more members and emphasize their zeal and intensity in the title. The editor asked me what I'd call them, and I replied, "The Earnest Borg-Nine."

RIP.

NJCardFan
07-09-2012, 12:00 AM
That's 2. Who will be celeb #3?

Chuck58
07-09-2012, 12:05 AM
Sad, but he lived a long, productive life. I had to put on my favorite movie and watch again.

The Wild Bunch, in which he co-starred with William Holden.

Gina
07-09-2012, 02:50 AM
My faves are The Poseidon Adventure, From Here to Eternity and good old Mermaid Man. :smile-new:

RIP

noonwitch
07-10-2012, 08:51 AM
My faves are The Poseidon Adventure, From Here to Eternity and good old Mermaid Man. :smile-new:

RIP


I liked him in The Poseidon Adventure, also. Yelling at Stella Stevens' stupid character, arguing with Gene Hackman's idealist minister character, saving as many people as he can. He was the every man hero.

namvet
07-14-2012, 10:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hWPqSP31lY