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Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

 
 
Reply Sun 8 Jul, 2012 04:47 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/08/showbiz/obit-borgnine/index.html

(CNN) -- Film and television actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a lovelorn butcher in 1955's "Marty," has died at age 95, his manager said Sunday.

The thick-set, gap-toothed Borgnine built a reputation for playing heavies in early films like "From Here to Eternity" and "Bad Day at Black Rock." But he turned that reputation on its head as the shy, homely title character in "Marty," taking home the Oscar for best actor -- one of four awards the film claimed.
Born in Connecticut to Italian immigrants, Borgnine -- originally Ermes Effron Borgnino -- began taking theater classes after serving in the Navy during World War II. He had joined the service after graduating from high school during the Great Depression and had been discharged in 1941, but re-enlisted after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor launched the United States into World War II.


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Reply Sun 8 Jul, 2012 05:05 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
You're late, you're late, not that there can't be two threads, but Jespah started one and we've been talking on it. Check new posts.
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Reply Sun 8 Jul, 2012 05:12 pm
@ossobuco,
Thx. I was afraid of that.
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Reply Sun 8 Jul, 2012 05:28 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Go to:

http://able2know.org/topic/193450-1#post-5038344[url][/url]
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Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jul, 2012 04:16 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/08/showbiz/obit-borgnine/index.html

(CNN) -- Film and television actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a lovelorn butcher in 1955's "Marty," has died at age 95, his manager said Sunday.

The thick-set, gap-toothed Borgnine built a reputation for playing heavies in early films like "From Here to Eternity" and "Bad Day at Black Rock." But he turned that reputation on its head as the shy, homely title character in "Marty," taking home the Oscar for best actor -- one of four awards the film claimed.
Born in Connecticut to Italian immigrants, Borgnine -- originally Ermes Effron Borgnino -- began taking theater classes after serving in the Navy during World War II. He had joined the service after graduating from high school during the Great Depression and had been discharged in 1941, but re-enlisted after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor launched the United States into World War II.


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Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jul, 2012 04:26 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/08/showbiz/obit-borgnine/index.html

(CNN) -- Film and television actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a lovelorn butcher in 1955's "Marty," has died at age 95, his manager said Sunday.

The thick-set, gap-toothed Borgnine built a reputation for playing heavies in early films like "From Here to Eternity" and "Bad Day at Black Rock." But he turned that reputation on its head as the shy, homely title character in "Marty," taking home the Oscar for best actor -- one of four awards the film claimed.
Born in Connecticut to Italian immigrants, Borgnine -- originally Ermes Effron Borgnino -- began taking theater classes after serving in the Navy during World War II. He had joined the service after graduating from high school during the Great Depression and had been discharged in 1941, but re-enlisted after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor launched the United States into World War II.


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It's been said that famous people die in groups of three... Andy, Celest and Earnest confirm it

My Favorite Borgnine is The Posidian Adventure -- a cop and his hooker wife
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jul, 2012 04:52 pm
@Rickoshay75,
That's Poseidon (Greek god of the oceans, cognate with Roman Neptune).

And I wouldn't place too much credence in that old wive's superstition about groups of three. Sometimes five or six die all in a row. Wink
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