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Ernest Borgnine

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Ernest Borgnine

American film and television actor whose career spanned more than six decades add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1917.

Countries: United States (63%), (8%), United Kingdom (7%)

Main connections: Actor, Spencer Tracy, Universal Studios

Linked to: Universal Studios, James Hillhouse High School, Lakeland College, Donald P. Bellisario

 

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Ernest Borgnine was born in 1917 add something


1923

By 1923, his parents had reconciled, and the family name was changed from Borgnino to Borgnine add something


1941

He was discharged in 1941, but re-enlisted after Pearl Harbor and served until 1945, accumulating a total of ten years in the Navy and reaching the rank of gunner's mate 1st class in the process add something


1944

United States Naval Institute - Contributors have included historians David McCullough and James M. McPherson; former sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen such as Ernest Borgnine, Gene_Hackman, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; newsman Walter Cronkite, who covered the Invasion of Normandy in 1944 for United Press; and NBC television anchor Tom Brokaw


1947

In 1947, he landed his first stage role in "State of the Union" add something


1949

His mother, Anna Borgnine, died in 1949, of tuberculosis, just days before his first wedding add something

 

In 1949, he had his Broadway debut in the role of a nurse in the play "Harvey" add something


1950

He was an unconventional lead in many films of the 1950s, winning an Oscar in 1955 for "Marty" add something


1951

Borgnine made his TV debut as a character actor in "Captain Video and His Video Rangers", beginning in 1951 add something

 

In 1951, Borgnine moved to Los Angeles , California, where he eventually received his big break in "From Here to Eternity" , playing the sadistic Sergeant "Fatso" Judson, who beats a stockade prisoner in his charge, Angelo Maggio add something


 

Borgnine won the 1955 Academy award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Marty Piletti in the film "Marty" add something

 

But in 1955, the actor starred as a warmhearted butcher in "Marty", the film version of the television play of the same name, which gained him an Academy award for Best Actor over Frank Sinatra, James Dean , and former best actor winners Spencer Tracy and James Cagney add something

 

The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) - This is true inasmuch as this was the first fight scene in an American film in which a "karateka"a studied karate practitionerfaced off against another "karateka"; however, the 1955 MGM film "Bad Day at Black Rock" featured a fight scene between a conventional fighter, played by Ernest Borgnine, and a karate expert, played by Spencer Tracy


1956

Phyllis Avery - In 1956, she appeared as Maggie Henderson in the film "The Best Things in Life Are Free", a biography of three songwriters played by Gordon MacRae, Ernest Borgnine, and Dan Dailey


1959

Katy Jurado - On the set of "The Badlanders" , Jurado met her costar Ernest Borgnine, who became her second husband on December 31, 1959


1960

Borgnine's film career flourished through the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, including roles in "The Flight of the Phoenix" , "The Dirty Dozen" , "Emperor of the North" , "Ice Station Zebra" , "Convoy" , "The Poseidon Adventure" , "The Black Hole" and "Escape from New York" add something


1962

In 1962, Borgnine joined the ranks of other sitcom stars such as John Forsythe, Andy Griffith, Danny Thomas, Alan Young, Robert Young, Fred MacMurray and Buddy Ebsen add something

 

That same year he signed a contract with Universal Studios for the lead role as the gruff but lovable skipper Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale in what began as a serious one-hour 1962 episode called "Seven Against the Sea" for "Alcoa Premiere", and later reworked to a comedy called "McHale's Navy", a World War II sitcom add something


1963

He thrived on the adulation from fans for their favorite navy man, and in 1963 received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series add something

 

The insubordinate crew of PT-73 helped the show become an overnight success during its first season, landing in the Top 30 in 1963 add something


1964

He joined the Scottish Rite Valley of Los Angeles in 1964, received the KCCH in 1979, was coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary in 1983, and received the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour in 1991 add something


1965

Their divorce was finalized on May 25, 1965 add something


1966

At the end of the fourth season, in 1966 low ratings and repetitive story lines brought "McHale's Navy" to an end add something


1968

Kim Novak - Three years later, Novak returned to the screen with the 1968 film "The Legend of Lylah Clare", produced and directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Peter Finch and Ernest Borgnine

 

Ice Station Zebra - "'Ice Station Zebra"' is a 1968 Cold War era suspense and espionage film directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, and Jim Brown


1969

One of his most famous roles was that of Dutch, a member of "The Wild Bunch" in the 1969 Western classic from director Sam Peckinpah add something


1972

Stella Stevens - In 1972 she starred in Irwin Allen's critically acclaimed blockbuster film "The Poseidon Adventure" with Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowell, and Shelley Winters

 

Gabriele Ferzetti - In 1972, Ferzetti starred opposite Robert Blake, Catherine Spaak and Ernest Borgnine in Franco Prosperi's boxing drama, "Un uomo dalla pelle dura"


1973

His fifth and last marriage was to Tova Traesnaes, which lasted from February 24, 1973 until his death add something

 

Tova Traesnaes - She was the fifth wife of the late actor Ernest Borgnine, whom she married on February 24, 1973


1975

Hustle (1975 film) - "'Hustle"' is a 1975 American neo-noir crime film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield, Eileen Brennan, Eddie Albert and Ernest Borgnine, which was released in 1975


1977

Angelo Dundee - Dundee was portrayed by Ernest Borgnine in the 1977 film, "The Greatest"

 

Muhammad Ali - In 1977 the book was adapted into a film called "The Greatest", in which Ali played himself and Ernest Borgnine played Angelo Dundee


1978

Convoy (1978 film) - "'Convoy"' is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young


1979

Ewan Stewart - His first major TV appearance was in 1979 in the TV remake of "All Quiet on the Western Front", with Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine


1980

When Time Ran Out - "'When Time Ran Out"' is a disaster film released in 1980, starring Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, James Franciscus, Ernest Borgnine, Red_Buttons, Burgess Meredith, Valentina Cortese, Veronica Hamel, Pat Morita, Edward Albert, and Barbara Carrera


1982

After he was approached by producer Donald P. Bellisario, who had been impressed by Borgnine's guest role as a wrestler in a 1982 episode of "Magnum, P.I.", he immediately agreed add something


1983

Borgnine returned to a new contract with Universal Studios in 1983, for a co-starring role opposite Jan-Michael Vincent, on "Airwolf" add something

 

Jan-Michael Vincent - After the completion of his role in the 1983 television miniseries "Winds of War", Vincent was cast as Stringfellow Hawke for the action-espionage series "Airwolf", in which Vincent co-starred with Ernest Borgnine and is the role for which he is best known and remembered, as well as for his rate of pay


1986

The show was cancelled by CBS in 1986 add something


1988

Talisa Soto - In 1988, when Soto returned to the United States, she auditioned and landed the role of "India" in her feature debut, "Spike of Bensonhurst", a comedy which starred Sasha Mitchell and Ernest Borgnine


1996

Also in 1996, Borgnine toured the United States on a bus to meet his fans and see the country add something

 

In 1996, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City , Oklahoma add something


1997

In 1997, Borgnine was the commencement speaker at Lakeland College, and received an honorary doctorate in humane letters in recognition of his distinguished acting career add something

 

The trip was the subject of a 1997 documentary, "Ernest Borgnine on the Bus" add something


1998

In 1998, the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars dedicated a Golden Palm Star to him add something


1999

He was known for being the original voice of Mermaid Man on SpongeBob SquarePants from 1999 to 2012 add something

 

In 1999, the duo reunited to guest-voice in several episodes of the popular 2000s animated comedy, "SpongeBob SquarePants" add something

 

Starting in 1999, Borgnine provided his voice talent to the animated sitcom "SpongeBob SquarePants" as the elderly superhero Mermaid Man add something


2000

In 2000, Borgnine received his 50-year pin as a Freemason in Abingdon, Virginia Lodge No. 48, Abingdon, Virginia add something

 

In 2000, he was the executive producer of "Hoover", in which he was the only credited actor add something


2002

Katy Jurado's death in 2002 drew Borgnine & Conway much closer, as Tim had heard so much of the actress's death add something


2004

Borgnine received the honorary rank of chief petty officer in October 2004, from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Terry D. Scott for Borgnine's support of the Navy and naval families worldwide add something


2007

In 2007, Borgnine starred in the Hallmark original film, "A Grandpa for Christmas" add something


2008

Borgnine's autobiography "Ernie" was published by Citadel Press in July 2008 add something


2009

In 2009, at age 92, he starred as Frank, the main character of "Another Harvest Moon", directed by Greg Swartz and starring Piper Laurie and Anne Meara add something

 

In 2009, at the age of 92, Borgnine earned an Emmy nomination for his performances in the final two episodes of "ER" add something

 

On April 2, 2009, Borgnine appeared in the last episode of the long-running medical series "ER" add something


2010

On October 2, 2010, Borgnine appeared as himself in a sketch on "Saturday Night Live" add something

 

On October 15, 2010, he appeared in "Red", which was filmed earlier that year add something

 

Jason London - London portrayed Mark, the local newspaper editor, in the 2010 Hallmark Channel television movie, "The Wishing Well", which starred Jordan Ladd and Ernest Borgnine


2011

In late 2011, Borgnine completed what would be his last film, playing Rex Page in "The Man Who Shook The Hand of Vicente Fernandez" add something

 

He was honored with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement award at the 17th Screen Actors Guild awards, held January 30, 2011 add something


Ernest Borgnine died in 2012 add something

 

After his death, on July 11, 2012 Nickelodeon re-aired all of the episodes in which Mermaid Man appeared in memoriam add something

 

Sidney Poitier - With the death of Ernest Borgnine in 2012, Poitier became the oldest living man to have won the Academy *award for Best Actor