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Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine

  • Marty (1955) July 30 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Wild Bunch, The (1969) August 23 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Split, The (1968) August 23 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Go Naked In The World (1961) August 23 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Season of Passion (1961) August 23 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: July 8, 2012
Born: January 24, 1917 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hamden, Connecticut, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1919:
Lived in Italy with mother when she separated from his father
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Served in U.S. Navy for a total of 10 years, including during World War II
1946:
Worked at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, VA
1947:
Landed first stage role in "State of the Union"
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Played the Gentleman Caller in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"
1949:
Made Broadway debut in "Harvey" in the role of a nurse
1951:
Made feature film debut in "China Corsair"
1951:
Made TV series debut, "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" as the archenemy of the hero
1953:
Cast in first significant role, playing the cruel Sgt. 'Fatso' Judson in "From Here to Eternity"
1955:
Landed breakthrough film role, playing the warmhearted butcher in "Marty"
1962:
Played the title character on the ABC sitcom "McHale's Navy"; earned an Emmy nomination in 1962 for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor
1965:
Co-starred in "The Flight of the Phoenix"
1967:
Played General Worden in the feature "The Dirty Dozen"
1969:
Landed featured role as one of "The Wild Bunch"
1971:
Made TV-movie debut in "The Trackers" (ABC)
1971:
Acted in the thriller "Willard"
1972:
Co-starred in "The Poseidon Adventure"
1973:
Portrayed a railroad-riding hobo in "Emperor of the North Pole"
1977:
Appeared in the Muhammad Ali biopic "The Greatest"
1977:
Returned to TV as co-star of the short-lived series "Future Cop" (ABC)
1977:
Played the Centurion in the acclaimed NBC miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth"
1979:
Delivered a fine turn as the veteran soldier in the CBS remake of "All Quiet on the Western Front"; received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special (1980)
1983:
Portrayed FBI head J Edgar Hoover in "Blood Feud" (Syndicated)
1984:
Played Dominic Santini, war buddy and second banana to Jan-Michael Vincent's Hawke on the CBS series "Airwolf"
1985:
Reprised role of General Worden in a trio of "Dirty Dozen" TV-movies for NBC
1993:
Landed recurring role on the ABC drama "The Commish"
1995:
Returned to series TV playing doorman Manny Cordoba on "The Single Guy" (NBC)
1997:
Made cameo appearance in the big screen remake of "McHale's Navy"
1997:
Offered fine turn as a janitor in "Gattaca"
1999:
Voiced the mermaid man on the animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Nickelodeon)
2000:
Starred as the former FBI director in "Hoover"; also executive produced
2002:
Narrated the documentray "An American Hobo"
2007:
Played a retired showman in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "A Grandpa For Christmas"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
2008:
Published his autobiography <i>Ernie</i>
2009:
Appeared on the final episode of NBC's "ER," playing a husband whose long marriage ended with his wife's death; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor
2010:
Co-starred with Bruce Willis in "Red," an adaption of the comic book mini-series of the same name
2011:
Made final TV acting appearance in the drama "Love's Christmas Journey" (Hallmark Channel)
2012:
Final film role, "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez"

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