View Full Version : Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine dead at 95 in L.A

07-08-2012, 07:30 PM
http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/WPBXu51FJYml9cOI8nJXkA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9ODU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-07-08T231925Z_1_CBRE8671SSH00_RTROPTP_2_USA-BORGNINE.JPG (http://news.yahoo.com/oscar-winning-actor-ernest-borgnine-dead-95-215508466.html)LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Ernest Borgnine, whose bulldog appearance made him a natural for tough-guy roles in films like "The Wild Bunch" but won an Oscar for playing a sensitive loner in "Marty," died on Sunday at the age of 95, his longtime publicist said. Borgnine, who also starred as a maverick World War Two patrol-boat skipper in the popular 1960s television comedy "McHale's Navy," died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he had gone for a medical checkup on Tuesday, spokesman Harry Flynn said. ...

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07-08-2012, 07:40 PM
Also one of the survivors on the old Poseidon Adventure with Gene Hackman. The brash cop married to Stella Stevens, the ex-hooker.

Great actor! Loved McHale's Navy as a kid. PT-73 - One of the first models I ever built.

Sad news...

07-09-2012, 02:10 AM
Vaya Con Dios mi Jefe

Borgnine received the honorary rating of Chief Petty Officer in 1954 from the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, (MCPON), for Borgnine's support of the Navy and naval families worldwide.