Ernest Borgnine

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Real Name: Ermes Effron Borgnino
Birth Place: Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Birth Date: January 24, 1917
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Producer

Ernest Borgnine Biography

Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Charles who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy and Anna who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting. At age 18, after graduating from high school in New Haven, and undecided about his future career, he joined the United States Navy, where he stayed for ten years until leaving in 1945. After a few factory jobs, his mother suggested that his forceful personality could make him suitable for a career in acting, and Borgnine promptly enrolled at the Randall School of Drama in Hartford. After completing the course, he joined Robert Porterfield's famous Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, staying there for four years, undertaking odd jobs and playing every type of role imaginable. His big break came in 1949, when he made his acting debut on Broadway playing a male nurse in "Harvey".In 1951, Borgnine moved to Los Angeles to pursue a movie career, and made his film debut as Bill Street in The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951). His career took off in 1953 when he was cast in the role of Sergeant "Fatso" Judson in From Here to Eternity (1953). This memorable performance led to numerous supporting roles as "heavies" in a steady string of dramas and westerns. He played against type in 1955 by securing the lead role of Marty Piletti, a shy and sensitive butcher, in Marty (1955). He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, despite strong competition from Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, James Dean and James Cagney. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Borgnine performed memorably in such films as The Catered Affair (1956), Ice Station Zebra (1968) and Emperor of the North (1973). Between 1962 and 1966, he played Lt. Commander Quinton McHale in the popular television series "McHale's Navy" (1962). In early 1984, he returned to television as Dominic Santini in the action series "Airwolf" (1984) co-starring Jan-Michael Vincent, and in 1995, he was cast in the comedy series "The Single Guy" (1995) as doorman Manny Cordoba. He also appeared in several made-for-TV movies.Ernest Borgnine has often stated that acting is his greatest passion, and he is still working today. His amazing 61-year career (1951 - 2012 and continuing) includes appearances in well over 100 feature films and as a regular in three television series, as well as voiceovers in animated films such as All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996), Small Soldiers (1998), and a continued role in the series "SpongeBob SquarePants" (1999). Between 1973 until his death, Ernest was married to Tova Traesnaes, who heads her own cosmetics company. They lived in Beverly Hills, California, where Ernest assisted his wife between film projects. When not acting, Ernest actively supported numerous charities and spoke tirelessly at benefits throughout the country. He has been awarded several honorary doctorates from colleges across the United States as well as numerous Lifetime Achievement Awards. In 1996, Ernest purchased a bus and traveled across the United States to see the country and meet his many fans. On December 17, 1999, he presented the University of North Alabama with a collection of scripts from his film and television career, due to his long friendship with North Alabama alumnus and actor George Lindsey (died May 6, 2012), who was an artist in residence at North Alabama.Ernest Borgnine passed away aged 95 on July 8, 2012, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, of renal failure. He is survived by his wife Tova, their children and his younger sister Evelyn.

Ernest Borgnine Movies / TV-Shows

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)
The Oscars (2013)
Passion & Poetry: Sam's Trucker Movie (2013)
The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012)
The Lion of Judah (2011)
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Love's Christmas Journey (2011)
RED (2010)
The Genesis Code (2010)
Another Harvest Moon (2010)
The Wishing Well (2009)
Strange Wilderness (2008)
Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
Pioneers of Television (2008)
A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
Barn Red (2004)
Renegade (2004)
The Trail to Hope Rose (2004)
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)
The Long Ride Home (2003)
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)
September 11 (2002)
The Last Great Ride (2000)
Chump Change (2000)
The District (2000)
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)
BASEketball (1998)
Small Soldiers (1998)
An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
Mel (1998)
12 Bucks (1998)
Gattaca (1997)
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1996)
7th Heaven (1996)
Early Edition (1996)
JAG (1995)
Pinky and the Brain (1995)
ER (1994)
Touched by an Angel (1994)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
Mistress (1992)
The Commish (1991)
Home Improvement (1991)
Any Man's Death (1990)
Laser Mission (1989)
The Simpsons (1989)
Skeleton Coast (1988)
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)
The Opponent (1988)
The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)
Jake and the Fatman (1987)
Biography (1987)
Alice in Wonderland (1985)
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)
American Masters (1985)
The Manhunt (1984)
Kodnamn de vilda gässen (1984)
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Highway to Heaven (1984)
The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
Airwolf (1984)
Young Warriors (1983)
Blood Feud (1983)
Matt Houston (1982)
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Escape from New York (1981)
High Risk (1981)
Super Fuzz (1980)
When Time Ran Out... (1980)
Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Ravagers (1979)
The Black Hole (1979)
Little House Years (1979)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
The Double McGuffin (1979)
Convoy (1978)
The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978)
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra (1978)
Crossed Swords (1977)
The Greatest (1977)
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
The Love Boat (1977)
Fire (1977)
Shoot (1976)
Hustle (1975)
The Devil's Rain (1975)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Law and Disorder (1974)
Sunday in the Country (1974)
Emperor of the North (1973)
The Neptune Factor (1973)
The Boxer (1972)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
The Revengers (1972)
Bunny O'Hare (1971)
Willard (1971)
Hannie Caulder (1971)
Great Performances (1971)
Rain for a Dusty Summer (1971)
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came (1970)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
The Split (1968)
The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Chuka (1967)
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Get Smart (1965)
McHale's Navy (1962)
Barabbas (1961)
Man on a String (1960)
The Vikings (1958)
Torpedo Run (1958)
The Badlanders (1958)
Wagon Train (1957)
Jubal (1956)
Zane Grey Theater (1956)
Marty (1955)
Violent Saturday (1955)
The Last Command (1955)
Run for Cover (1955)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Vera Cruz (1954)
The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
The Danny Thomas Show (1953)
Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)
The Mob (1951)

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