Actor Ernest Borgnine dies
One of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood over the past six decades is dead.
Actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a shy butcher in the 1955 film Marty, was 95.
The son of Italian immigrants, Borgnine was perhaps best known for playing Lieut.-Cmdr. Quinton McHale on the 1960s-era TV show McHale's Navy. He was performing a role he knew well, having served in the U.S. Navy in the Second World War, becoming a gunner's mate first class.
He first got noticed in a big way playing opposite Frank Sinatra and Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity, which was released in 1953.
In 1979, Borgnine won an Emmy for his role as a supporting actor in the antiwar show All Quiet on the Western Front.
He also appeared in several of The Dirty Dozen movies, The Poseidon Adventure, and Saturday Night Live.
One of his last and least-noticed films was Strange Wilderness, which was released in 2008.
In 1996, Borgnine was granted a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. In 2011, he received the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.