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R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)

95 years. An Academy Award. Over 200 films and TV shows. Ernest Borgnine had an amazing run and a long, long life. He died today of kidney failure at Cedars Sinai medical center in Los Angeles surrounded by his family. His most famous role, the one that garnered him a Best Actor statue at the Oscars, was 1955’s Marty. He also had notable roles in The Wild Bunch, The Dirty Dozen and McHale’s Navy. His genre entries include Escape From New York, The Devil’s Rain, Willard and Deadly Blessing.

His manager Lynda Bensky told CNN, “It’s a very sad day. The industry has lost someone great, the caliber of which we will never see again. A true icon. But more importantly, the world has lost a sage and loving man who taught us all how to ‘grow young.’ His infectious smile and chuckle made the world a happier place.

While it’s certainly sad that he’s gone, he led an an impressively long life and had many achievements under his belt. Always inspirational.



  • Wow, 95 years!… thats a long time to live. Great Actor! RIP.

  • Monsterman73

    Sad to hear he is gone. I grew up watching his films with my dad.I’m glad I had the chance to meet him.

  • j.c

    A loss indeed. He was always a fantastic presence on the screen and will be missed. R.I.P

  • zaglewiz

    WTF!!!!!! Whats been with this past week with all the all time greats dying on us 🙁 But I can only hope to live 95 years. The Wild Bunch is quite possibly my all time favorite and since now just finding this out I think a viewing is in order today.

  • djblack1313

    this man was awesome! from everything from ESCAPE FROM NY to voicing himself on THE SIMPSONS, he was the best. RIP.

  • John Marrone

    I agree DJBlack1313. He made Escape From NY “special” – Cabbie never gets old. “Awww Snake Plisskin in my cab? Wait til I tell Eddie!” And he goes down in my own personal horror hall of fame as the best “devil” ever in DEVIL’S RAIN. “Corbus!!!! God (classic Shatner overpause)…. damn you!!!”

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