Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine, who won the best-actor Oscar as a lovesick butcher in “Marty” in 1955, died today. He was 95.

His longtime spokesman, Harry Flynn, told The Associated Press that Borgnine died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with his family by his side.

The movie star was known for gruff, villainous roles such as the heavy who beats up Frank Sinatra in “From Here to Eternity” and one of the bad guys who harrasses Spencer Tracy in “Bad Day at Black Rock.”

But he was also known as the Navy officer in the television series “McHale’s Navy,” which aired from 1962-66. Borgnine earned an Emmy Award nomination at age 92 for his work on the series “ER.”

Mr. Borgnine was a master of the craft, and he was one of the finest actors Hollywood has ever produced.

He will be missed.

RIP Ernest Borgnine

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Posted on July 8, 2012, in In Memoriam and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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