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#807557 - Sun Jul 08 2012 04:55 PM Ernest Borgnine, RIP
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McHale's boat has sunk. Sadly, EB passed away today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Borgnine


Edited by mehaul (Sun Jul 08 2012 04:59 PM)
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#807578 - Sun Jul 08 2012 06:56 PM Re: Ernest Borgnine, RIP [Re: mehaul]
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#807590 - Sun Jul 08 2012 09:48 PM Re: Ernest Borgnine, RIP [Re: george48]
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I read his autobiography and have read a lot about him and he was a genuine kind man.

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#807601 - Sun Jul 08 2012 11:13 PM Re: Ernest Borgnine, RIP [Re: mountaingoat]
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Loved McHale's Navy with him

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#807755 - Mon Jul 09 2012 02:38 PM Re: Ernest Borgnine, RIP [Re: wwe84]
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I really liked his character "Cabbie" in the movie Escape From New York also.
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#807763 - Mon Jul 09 2012 03:22 PM Re: Ernest Borgnine, RIP [Re: ClaraSue]
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"Marty" was his best work, IMO, though he was quite something in "The Emperor of the North Pole". A way better actor than many would give him credit for.

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#807806 - Mon Jul 09 2012 05:42 PM Re: Ernest Borgnine, RIP [Re: agony]
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His desire to kill the Emperor was truly believable. "The Emperor of the North" (as it is also known) is one of my favorite movies. It is the tale of a train hopping hobo (Lee Marvin) and the efforts by the train security agent (EB) to not just get him off his train, but to end the hobo's life and legend. LM and EB did their own moving train fight stunts, too.


Edited by mehaul (Mon Jul 09 2012 05:43 PM)
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#807825 - Mon Jul 09 2012 08:31 PM Re: Ernest Borgnine, RIP [Re: mehaul]
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It was one of my husband's favourite movie's too.

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#810157 - Sun Jul 22 2012 09:42 AM Re: Ernest Borgnine, RIP [Re: agony]
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I remember seeing Borgnine in "Poseidon Adventure" back in 1972; I think that was the only time I saw him on the big screen. The man really made a lot of movies, didn't he? He also starred in the "Airwolf" TV series, played Vince Lombardi in a TV-movie, co-starred with Joan Crawford ("Johnny Guitar"), Lee Marvin ("Dirty Dozen"), and Bette Davis ("Bunny O'Hare") among others, and even voiced a character on the "Spongebob Squarepants" cartoon series!

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#810356 - Mon Jul 23 2012 12:59 PM Re: Ernest Borgnine, RIP [Re: tjoebigham]
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He was also in a great movie with Spencer Tracy called "Bad day at Black Rock."

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#810366 - Mon Jul 23 2012 03:02 PM Re: Ernest Borgnine, RIP [Re: mountaingoat]
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He appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Lano about 5 years ago and claimed his longevity was due to self-gratification. What a sense of humor!


Edited by mehaul (Mon Jul 23 2012 03:19 PM)
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