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.