Former seafarer Ernest Borgnine..........R.I.P.

sparkie2182
10th July 2012, 12:27
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18764244

R.I.P. to a fine actor and former U.S.N..............

http://www.history.navy.mil/bios/borgnine_e.htm

S2182

John Rogers
10th July 2012, 12:32
From all I heard he was a very nice man as well a a great actor. RIP Ernie.

hen llongwr
10th July 2012, 12:35
He was a great actor,and i'm sure we will see a lot more of him
in the very near future,with all the great films he made.
R.I.P.

gdynia
10th July 2012, 12:41
Brilliant Actor R.I.P

chadburn
10th July 2012, 13:10
Not only a brilliant Actor but one of the Actor's who did his bit for his Country(Thumb). Unlike the celluloid/virtual "Hero's", John Wayne and Frank Sinatra who seemed to haunt the War movie scene Post War but never quite got round to actually being there for various "medical reason's."

Coastie
10th July 2012, 14:47
A fine actor indeed. May he R.I.P.

nautibuoy42
10th July 2012, 21:02
Remember him well in Marty, great actor, RIP Ernie

hughesy
11th July 2012, 05:22
He was good in "The Wild Bunch" and "The Dirty Dozen" plus many
others that Aussie one with John Mills about the cane cutters in Queensland was a good one too.
RIP Ernie

all the best
Hughesy

Pat Kennedy
11th July 2012, 10:35
I believe that one of his four wives was Ethel Merman, and that marriage only lasted a few weeks.
He must have been a mite deaf when he staggered out of that marriage .

RIP Ernie

Locking Splice
11th July 2012, 13:59
A great actor, my favorite of his films was Bad day at Black Rock, when he and Lee Marvin try to get tough with Spencer Tracey. RIP.

Yuge

Oz.
11th July 2012, 15:00
Hughesy, that Aussie film was "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll". A great yarn and a good film. Sad that we didnt use Aussie actors though, but enjoyable anyway.

hughesy
12th July 2012, 09:02
Thanks for the info Oz

all the best
Hughesy(Thumb)

trotterdotpom
12th July 2012, 13:37
Don't forget his time afloat in MacHale's Navy.

John T

gordy
12th July 2012, 17:57
Hughesy, that Aussie film was "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll". A great yarn and a good film. Sad that we didnt use Aussie actors though, but enjoyable anyway.

I enjoyed that movie a lot, so after reading the posts on here I had a look for some info on it. Turns out the play was very popular in Oz but Hollywood, as ever, changed the story for commercial gain.

Ernest Borgnine was a great favourite of mine.

crisden78
11th September 2012, 01:18
Ernie starts his biography by declaring ' I don't want to set the world on fire, I just want to keep my nuts warm.'
I will never forger him playing Ragnar in the Vikings movie.