|Born||Ermes Effron Borgnino
January 24, 1917
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
|Died||July 8, 2012 (aged 95)
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Cause of death||Renal failure|
|Years active||1951 – 2012|
|Spouse||Rhoda Kemins (1949 - 1958),
Katy Jurado (1959 - 1963),
Ethel Merman (1964 - 1965),
Donna Rancourt (1965 - 1972),
Tova Taesnaes (1973 - 2012)
|Children||3 daughters, 1 son|
Early life[change | edit source]
Career[change | edit source]
Movies[change | edit source]
Borgnine's first movie work was in a small role in China Corsair (1951), followed by The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951). Then in 1953 he would get a role in From Here to Eternity (1953). This movie had a very well known part with him and Frank Sinatra fighting. Borgnine won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his role in the movie Marty (1955), one of the best movies of his career.
His other movies included The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953), with Randolph Scott, Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954), with Victor Mature and Susan Hayward, Vera Cruz (1954), with Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster, Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), with Spencer Tracy, Run for Cover (1955), with James Cagney, Three Brave Men (1956), with Ray Milland, The Vikings (1958), with Kirk Douglas and The Badlanders (1958), with Alan Ladd. He worked with Glenn Ford in Jubal (1956) and Torpedo Run (1958), and Bette Davis in The Catered Affair (1956). He played Lucius, in the biopic Barrabas (1961), with Anthony Quinn. He then starred in the war comedy McHale's Navy (1964), and has a small role in the classic of James Stewart, The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). In 1967, he is co-starred in The Dirty Dozen (1967) as General Worden. Borgnine co-starred with William Holden in The Wild Bunch (1969), he played Dutch Engstrom.
His later works include When Time Ran Out (1980), Escape from New York (1981), The Genesis Code (2010) and Night Club (2011).
Television[change | edit source]
Borgnine has had a large amount of success on television. This includes his work on the series McHale's Navy and Airwolf. He is also remembered for television movies Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987) and The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988). In these movies, he again played the part of General Sam Worden.
Borgnine provived the voice of Mermaid Man (1999 – 2012) in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. This is the second time Borgnine would work with Tim Conway (Barnacle Boy) in a television series.
Death[change | edit source]
Borgnine died on July 8, 2012 at a hospital in Los Angeles, California from renal failure. His remains was cremated.
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