Ernest Borgnine, Oscar-Winning Actor, Dead at 95

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Ernest Borgnine, a veteran actor who took home the Academy Award for his portrayal of a butcher in the 1955 film Marty, passed away of renal failure today. He was 95.

According to the Associated Press, the star was surrounded by close family members Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the time of his death.

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Borgnine starred on the big screen and in television for sixty years, with a memorable turn on McHale's Navy from 1962-1966.

He was a real-life veteran who served for 10 years in the actual Navy, fighting in World War II and rising to the rank of Gunner's Mate 1st Class.

Other famous roles include The Poseidon Adventure, From Here to Eternity and The Wild Bunch. Our thoughts go out to his loved ones.


I sat across Mr. Borgnine at the airport in Raleigh NC about 40 years ago and I was very impressed how handsome he was in person. He always played men that weren't especially handsome in the movies, but he was very handsome in real life. It's sad to lose such a fine actor, but gratifying to learn that he lived a very long life.


He was first class. Did commencemnt speech at Albertus Magnus College when my sister got her degree. Met him later on at a pizza joint in North Haven, Ct. We had a lot of fun. My Mom was head over heels over him and he was one of my Dads favorites. He was everyones favorite. Bless him....Toni


A sweet man and true gentleman.


My husband and I loved this man as an actor and a human being. he was an honest man who lived and treated his fellow actors with support and respect. He cared about his fans and unlike today, he never took his fame for granted. He wrote a book recently I highley recommend it, it gives one a glimpse into this humbles man;s life and experiences in the military, film & television. he was a class act, and he will be missed. sympathies to Tovah & the rest of his family.


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I love the movie, Marty. Such a sweet character. God Bless.