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Ernest Borgnine

Ernest BorgnineAKA Ermes Effron Borgnino

Born: 24-Jan-1917
Birthplace: Hamden, CT
Died: 8-Jul-2012
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Cause of death: Kidney failure
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Marty

Military service: US Navy (1935-45)

In his latter decades he was one of America's finest over-actors, but long ago Ernest Borgnine was the real deal. He was Fatso in From Here to Eternity (1953), got beaten up by Spencer Tracy in Bad Day at Black Rock, and won his Oscar for playing the sensitive butcher in Marty (1955). Borgnine is best known as Lt. Cdr. Quinton McHale on TV's McHale's Navy and two 1960s movies spawned from the sitcom (McHale's Navy and McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force). He was also the voice of "Mermaid Man" on TV's SpongeBob SquarePants, "Carface" in All Dogs Go to Heaven II, and the "center square" on Hollywood Squares when the game show first debuted in 1966.

[1] Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Father: Charles Borgnino
Mother: Anna Boselli
Wife: Rhoda Kemins (m. 1949, div. 1958 one daughter)
Daughter: Nancee Borgnine ("Gina Kemins-Borgnine", b. 18-Aug-1952)
Katy Jurado (actress, m. 1958, div. 1963, d. 28-Jun-2002)
Wife: Ethel Merman (singer, m. 27-Jun-1964, div. 3-Aug-1964)
Wife: Donna Rancourt (m. 1965, div. 1972, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Sharon Borgnine (b. 5-Aug-1965)
Son: Cris Borgnine (b. 9-Aug-1969)
Daughter: Diana Rancourt-Borgnine (b. 29-Dec-1970)
Wife: Tova Traesnaes (CEO of Tova Cosmetics, m. 1972)

    High School: New Haven, CT

    Oscar for Best Actor 1956 for Marty
    Golden Globe 1956 for Marty
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6324 Hollywood Blvd.
    Loyal Order of Moose Junction City, OR Lodge 2238
    National Cowboy Hall of Fame (1996)
    Funeral: Michael Landon (1991)
    Italian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Obesity

    SpongeBob SquarePants Mermaid Man (voice 1999-2005)
    Airwolf Dominic Santini (1984-86)
    McHale's Navy Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale (1962-66)

    Another Harvest Moon (6-Oct-2010) · Frank
    Red (29-Sep-2010) · Henry, The Records Keeper
    The Genesis Code (25-Aug-2010)
    The Wishing Well (9-Dec-2009)
    Aces 'N' Eights (15-Mar-2008) · Thurmond Prescott
    Strange Wilderness (1-Feb-2008)
    A Grandpa for Christmas (24-Nov-2007)
    Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (13-Oct-2007) · Himself
    La cura del gorilla (3-Feb-2006)
    The Trail to Hope Rose (3-Jul-2004) · Eugene
    Blueberry (11-Feb-2004)
    The Long Ride Home (27-May-2003) · Lucas Moat
    September 11 (5-Sep-2002)
    An All Dogs Christmas Carol (17-Nov-1998) · Carface [VOICE]
    BASEketball (28-Jul-1998) · Ted Denslow
    Small Soldiers (10-Jul-1998) · Kip Killagin [VOICE]
    Gattaca (24-Oct-1997) · Caesar
    McHale's Navy (18-Apr-1997) · Cobra
    All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (29-Mar-1996) · Carface [VOICE]
    Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1996)
    Mistress (29-Apr-1992) · Himself
    Any Man's Death (11-May-1990)
    Laser Mission (1990)
    Spike of Bensonhurst (16-Sep-1988)
    The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (14-Feb-1988)
    Skeleton Coast (1988) · Col. Smith
    The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1-Mar-1987)
    Alice in Wonderland (9-Dec-1985)
    The Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission (4-Feb-1985)
    Code Name: Wild Geese (5-Oct-1984)
    The Last Days of Pompeii (6-May-1984)
    Young Warriors (28-Aug-1983)
    Deadly Blessing (14-Aug-1981)
    Escape from New York (10-Jul-1981) · Cabbie
    High Risk (May-1981)
    Super Fuzz (19-Dec-1980)
    The Day the World Ended (28-Mar-1980)
    The Black Hole (20-Dec-1979) · Harry Booth
    All Quiet on the Western Front (14-Nov-1979)
    Ravagers (May-1979)
    The Double McGuffin (1979)
    Convoy (28-Jun-1978) · Dirty Lyle
    Crossed Swords (17-Mar-1978)
    The Ghost of Flight 401 (18-Feb-1978)
    The Greatest (19-May-1977)
    Jesus of Nazareth (3-Apr-1977)
    Shoot (28-May-1976)
    Hustle (25-Dec-1975)
    The Devil's Rain (Jul-1975)
    Vengeance Is Mine (22-Nov-1974)
    Law and Disorder (9-Oct-1974)
    The Neptune Factor (26-Jun-1973)
    Emperor of the North Pole (23-May-1973) · Shack
    The Poseidon Adventure (12-Dec-1972) · Rogo
    The Revengers (21-Jun-1972)
    Hannie Caulder (25-Dec-1971) · Emmett Clemens
    Bunny O'Hare (18-Oct-1971) · Bill Green
    Willard (18-Jun-1971)
    Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (11-Sep-1970)
    The Adventurers (25-Mar-1970)
    A Bullet for Sandoval (26-Nov-1969) · Don Pedro Sandoval
    The Wild Bunch (18-Jun-1969) · Dutch
    The Split (4-Nov-1968) · Bert Clinger
    Ice Station Zebra (23-Oct-1968) · Boris Vaslov
    The Legend of Lylah Clare (21-Aug-1968) · Barney Sheean
    The Dirty Dozen (15-Jun-1967) · Gen. Worden
    Chuka (11-Jun-1967)
    The Oscar (4-Mar-1966) · Barney Yale
    The Flight of the Phoenix (15-Dec-1965) · Trucker Cobb
    McHale's Navy (Jun-1964)
    Barabbas (10-Oct-1962) · Lucius
    Go Naked in the World (10-Mar-1961)
    Pay or Die (27-Jul-1960) · Lt. Joseph Petrosino
    Man on a String (25-Mar-1960)
    Season of Passion (1959) · Roo
    Torpedo Run (24-Oct-1958) · Lt. Archer Sloan
    The Badlanders (3-Sep-1958) · John McBain
    The Vikings (11-Jun-1958)
    Three Brave Men (Dec-1956)
    The Best Things in Life Are Free (28-Sep-1956)
    The Catered Affair (14-Jun-1956) · Tom Hurley
    Jubal (6-Apr-1956) · Shep Horgan
    The Square Jungle (30-Dec-1955)
    The Last Command (3-Aug-1955) · Mike Radin
    Run for Cover (29-Apr-1955) · Morgan
    Marty (11-Apr-1955) · Marty
    Violent Saturday (Apr-1955)
    Bad Day at Black Rock (7-Jan-1955) · Coley Trimble
    Vera Cruz (25-Dec-1954)
    The Bounty Hunter (25-Sep-1954) · Rachin
    Demetrius and the Gladiators (18-Jun-1954) · Strabo
    Johnny Guitar (27-May-1954) · Bart Lonergan
    From Here to Eternity (5-Aug-1953) · Staff Sgt. James R. "Fatso" Judson
    The Stranger Wore a Gun (30-Jul-1953) · Bull Slager
    Treasure of the Golden Condor (4-Feb-1953)
    The Mob (7-Sep-1951) · Joe Castro
    The Whistle at Eaton Falls (2-Aug-1951)

Author of books:
Ernie: An Autobiography (2008, memoir)

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