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ERNEST BORGNINE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:   

Ernest Borgnine  was born in Hamden, Connecticut on January 24th, 1917 with the birth name Ermes Effron Borgnine to parents Anna Boselli and Camillo Borgnino both immigrants from Italy.  His parents briefly separated when he was only two years old causing his mom to take him and move back to Italy, however in 1923, his parents got back together and they moved back to North Haven, Connecticut.
 
Borgnine attended public school and was very into variety of sports.  As a youth he showed no real interest in any type of performing arts.  Once he completed high school, he was unsure of what type of direction to take his life so he joined the Navy and served for ten years.  Ernest then found work in a couple factory jobs before following the advice of his mother that he had the type of personality that could pursue a career as an actor.
 
He enrolled at the Randall School of Drama in Harford and after completing his studies he joined the famous Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia.  He worked their as a stage actor for four years and also did odd jobs for the Theatre.  

In 1949, he made his Broadway acting debut in the play, "Harvey".  He soon decided to relocate to Los Angeles and attempt a career in the film industry.  His film debut was in, "The Whistle at Eaton Falls" (1951) starring Lloyd Bridges, Dorothy Gish, Carleton Carpenter, Anne Francis and Murray Hamilton.  Following this role his big break into films came with the role in, "From Here to Eternity" (1953) with an all star cast such as Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster, Donna Reed and Jack Warden.  It was this film that lead to a number of different roles in a variety of films such as, "Marty" (1955) in which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor.    

Throughout the 1950's and 1960's he worked on a number of films as well as television shows such as, "The Catered Affair" (1956) starring Bette Davis, Barry Fitzgerald, Debbie Reynolds and Rod Taylor, "Jubal" also (1956) starring with Glenn Ford, Rod Steiger, Valerie French, Jack Elam, Charles Bronson and Felicia Farr, "The Flight of the Phoenix" (1965) starring James Stewart, Peter Finch, Richard Attenborough, George Kennedy, Hardy Kruger and Dan Duryea, "The Dirty Dozen" (1967) starring Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Jim Brown, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, John Cassavetes, Clint Walker and Ralph Meeker and "The Wild Bunch" (1969) starring with William Holden, Warren Oates, Robert Ryan and Edmond O'Brien and on the popular television series, "McHale's Navy" (1962) co-starring Tim Conway.  His career spanned over six decades and his best work was in the late 90's with voice roles in such films as, "Small Soldiers" (1998) and he earned an Emmy nomination at the age of ninety two for his work on the television series, "ER".  

In 1972 Borgnine starred in an Irwin Allen Action/disaster fim "The Poseidon Adventure" alongside an acclaimed cast such as Shelley Winters, who received a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Best Supporting Actress, Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Jack Albertson, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Leslie Nielsen and  Arthur O'Connell.

Ernest portrayed Dominic Santini in "Airwolf" (1984-1986) opposite Jan-Michael Vincent as action helicopter pilots in an espionage/spy tv series with a Cold War theme.
 
Ernest Borgnine married a total of five times.  First he wed Rhoda Kemins from 1949 through 1958 and together they had one child.  His second marriage was to actress Katy Jurado from 1959 through 1963.  Marriage number three was to Ethel Merman from June 1964 for only one month divorcing in July 1964.  His fourth marriage was to Donna Rancourt from 1965 through 1972 and he had another three children.  Again, Borgnine chose to marry for a fifth time to Tova Borginne from February 24th, 1973 and the couple remains together today and they reside in Beverly Hills, California.  His current wife owns a cosmetic company.
 
When Borgnine is not working as an actor he spends his free time assisting his wife, and also travels throughout the country supporting a number of charities and speaking at benefits.  Alongside his highly successful acting career he has also been honored with a number of Awards.  He has received several doctorates from various colleges across the United States and a number of Lifetime Achievement Awards.    

In 1996, Borgnine was also inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. In 2007 he received California's highest civilian honor, the California Medal for a lifetime of exceptional service.  He was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture Industry and scheduled in 2011, Borgnine will be honored with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Acclaimed Television and Film actor and World War II Navy veteran Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award for his role as a lovelorn butcher in the movie "Marty" (1955), passed away at age 95 on July 8, 2012, he will surely be missed by his millions of adoring fans.  


Filmography 

2011 Snatched 
2011 The Lion of Judah  
2011 Night Club 
2010 IRed  
2010 The Genesis Code 
2010 Enemy Mind 
1999-2010 SpongeBob SquarePants
2009 The Wishing Well
2009 Another Harvest Moon 
2009 ER
2008 The Prologue to Houdini Magic's Expert at the Card Table 
2008 Frozen Stupid 
2008 I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell
2008 Aces 'N' Eights 
2008 Strange Wilderness 
2007 A Grandpa for Christmas 
2007 Oliviero Rising 
2006 La cura del gorilla
2005 Rail Kings 
20053 Below 
2005 That One Summer 
2004 The Trail to Hope Rose 
2004 Renegade 
2004 Barn Red 
2004 The Blue Light 
2003 The Long Ride Home 
2003 The District
2002 September 11 
2002 Family Law
2002 7th Heaven
2002 Touched by an Angel
2002 Whiplash 
2001 SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge 
2000 Hoover 
2000 Walker, Texas Ranger
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul
2000 Castle Rock
2000 The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island
2000 The Kiss of Debt
1999 Shadows of the Past 
1999 Early Edition
1999 The Last Great Ride
1998 An All Dogs Christmas Carol 
1996-1998 All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series
1998 Mel 
1998 12 Bucks 
1998 BASEketball 
1998 Small Soldiers 
1998 JAG
1997 Gattaca 
1997 McHale's Navy 
1995-1997 The Single Guy
1996 Pinky and the Brain 
1996 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
1996 Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders 
1995 Tier√§rztin Christine II: Die Versuchung 
1995 Captiva Island
1993-1994 The Commish  
1994 Spirit of the Season 
1994 Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart 
1993 Tier√§rztin Christine 
1993 Der blaue Diamant 
1992 Home Improvement
1991 Mountain of Diamonds 
1990 Appearances 
1990 Any Man's Death 
1990 L'ultima partita 
1990 Tides of War
1989 Laser Mission
1989 Jake and the Fatman
1989 Jake Spanner, Private Eye 
1989 Real Men Don't Eat Gummi Bears 
1989 Ocean 
1988 Spike of Bensonhurst
1988 The Opponent
1988 Skeleton Coast
1988 The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission 
1988 Moving Target
1988 The Big Turnaround
1987 L'isola del tesoro 
1987 Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission
1987 Murder, She Wrote
1986 Highway to Heaven
1984-1986 Airwolf
1985 Alice in Wonderland 
1985 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission 
1984 The Manhunt
1984 Love Leads the Way: A True Story 
1984 Code Name: Wild Geese 
1984 The Last Days of Pompeii
1984 Airwolf 
1983 Masquerade 
1983 Carpool 
1983 Young Warriors 
1983 Blood Feud 
1983 Matt Houston
1982 Magnum, P.I. 
1982 The Love Boat 
1981 Deadly Blessing
1981 High Risk 
1981 Escape from New York
1980 Super Fuzz 
1980 When Time Ran Out...
1979 The Black Hole 
1979 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1979 The Double McGuffin 
1979 Ravagers 
1979 Holiday Hookers 
1978 Convoy 
1978 Cops and Robin 
1978 The Ghost of Flight 401 
1977 Crossed Swords 
1977 The Greatest 
1977 Fire!
1976-1977 Future Cop
1977 Jesus of Nazareth 
1976 Shoot
1975 Hustle 
1975 The Devil's Rain  
1974 Little House on the Prairie 
1974 Sunday in the Country
1974 Law and Disorder
1974 Twice in a Lifetime 
1973 Legend in Granite 
1973 The Neptune Factor
1973 Emperor of the North 
1972 The Poseidon Adventure  
1972 The Revengers 
1972 Un uomo dalla pelle dura 
1971 The Trackers
1971 Hannie Caulder 
1971 Bunny O'Hare 
1971 Willard
1971 Sam Hill: Who Killed Mr. Foster? 
1971 Rain for a Dusty Summer 
1970 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
1969 A Bullet for Sandoval 
1969 The Adventurers 
1969 The Wild Bunch 
1968 The Split 
1968 Ice Station Zebra 
1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare 
1968 Get Smart
1967 The Dirty Dozen 
1967 Chuka 
1966 Run for Your Life
1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1962-1966 McHale's Navy
1966 The Oscar 
1965 The Flight of the Phoenix
1957-1965 Wagon Train
1964 McHale's Navy
1961-1962 G.E. True Theater
1962 Alcoa Premiere
1961 Barabbas
1961 I briganti italiani 
1961 The Last Judgment 
1961 Il re di Poggioreale 
1961 The Blue Angels 
1961 Go Naked in the World 
1959-1960 Laramie
1957-1960 Zane Grey Theater
1960 Pay or Die
1960 Season of Passion 
1960 Man on a String
1959 The Rabbit Trap 
1958 Torpedo Run 
1958 The Badlanders
1958 The Vikings 
1958 Schlitz Playhouse 
1957 Navy Log
1957 The Danny Thomas Show
1957 The O. Henry Playhouse
1956 Three Brave Men 
1956 The Best Things in Life Are Free 
1956 The Catered Affair 
1956 Jubal
1955 The Square Jungle
1955 The Last Command 
1955 Violent Saturday
1955 Run for Cover 
1955 Marty 
1955 Fireside Theatre
1955 Bad Day at Black Rock 
1954 Vera Cruz 
1954 The Bounty Hunter
1954 Waterfront
1954 Demetrius and the Gladiators 
1954 Johnny Guitar 
1954 The Ford Television Theatre 
1954 The Lone Wolf
1953 From Here to Eternity
1953 The Stranger Wore a Gun 
1953 Treasure of the Golden Condor 
1953 Short Short Dramas 
1951 Shadow of the Cloak
1951 The Mob 
1951 Captain Video and His Video Rangers  
1951 The Whistle at Eaton Falls 
1951 China Corsair 





Matinee Classics - McHales Navy starring Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway, Gary Vinson, Carl Ballantine, Billy Sands, John Wright, Gavin MacLeod, Edson Stroll, Yoshio Yoda, Bob Hastings, Jane Dulo, Roy Roberts, Bill Quinn, Jacques Aubuchon, Henry Blackman, Simon Scott, Jay Novello and Dick Wilson
Matinee Classics - Pay or Die! starring Ernest Borgnine, Zohra Lampert, Alan Austin, Renata Vanni, Bruno Della Santina, Franco Corsaro, Robert F. Simon, Robert Ellenstein, Howard Caine, Barry Russo, Vito Scotti, John Marley, Nick Pawl, Mario Siletti and Vincent Barbi
Matinee Classics - The Black Hole starring Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine, Tom McLoughlin, Roddy McDowall and Slim Pickens
Matinee Classics - The Boxer starring Robert Blake, Ernest Borgnine and Catherine Spaak
Matinee Classics - Run For Cover starring James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek, Jean Hersholt, Grant Withers and Ernest Borgnine
Matinee Classics - The Catered Affair starring Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald, Rod Taylor, Robert F. Simon, Madge Kennedy, Dorothy Stickney, Carol Veazie, Joan Camden, Ray Stricklyn, Jay Adler, Dan Tobin, Paul Denton and Augusta Merighi
Matinee Classics - The Dirty Dozen starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Clint Walker, Robert Webber, Tom Busby, Ben Carruthers, Stuart Cooper, Robert Phillips, Al Mancini and Colin Maitland
Matinee Classics - The Dirty Dozen starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Clint Walker, Robert Webber, Tom Busby, Ben Carruthers, Stuart Cooper, Robert Phillips, Al Mancini and Colin Maitland
Matinee Classics - The Flight of the Phoenix starring James Stewart, Hardy Kruger, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine, Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, George Kennedy, Gabriele Tinti, Alex Montoya, Peter Bravos, William Aldrich and Barrie Chase
Matinee Classics - The Flight of the Phoenix starring James Stewart, Hardy Kruger, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine, Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, George Kennedy, Gabriele Tinti, Alex Montoya, Peter Bravos, William Aldrich and Barrie Chase


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