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Earnest Borgnine passed away today...

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by bcnu, Jul 8, 2012.

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  1. bcnu

    bcnu Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Looks like he passed away just today with his family around him at Ceaders Siani. Best part he had was in the Wild Bunch. One of the best westerns ever made. Well, at least I think so. Also liked him in the Dirty Dozen, although he didn't have a huge part in that one.

    R.I.P. Mr. B. John
  2. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    He re-enlisted in the Navy when WWII began. Name one actor today who would even consider doing something like that.

  3. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Just watched a rerun on The O'Reilly Factor of an interview he did with Bill. What a gentleman and ambassador for American. He was so sharp in the interview and still had that infectious laugh.

    A friend of mine actually knew him and Ernest told him the most memorable part he had was being the guard and stabbing the side of Christ. Now he is resting in His arms.
  4. scooterbum

    scooterbum Active Member

    Apr 3, 2009

    THEKIDFAN Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    How sad, that makes 2 wonder whos gonna be the last of the always 3 greats to go :(

    I must be a bit younger as I remember those classics mentioned but I will always remember him as "Dom" (Dominic Santini) in AIRWOLF I loved that show growing up and although Jan Michael Vincent was "the star" I thought he couldn't measure up to Mr. Borgnine.
    Rest in Peace my friend
  6. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Johnny Guitar, Bad Day at Black Rock, Jubal, Marty, Dirty Dozen.........All very good performances.

  7. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Deplorable Bitter Clinger in Liberal La La Land
    He played "Shack" in "Emperor of the North", filmed on the defunct Oregon, Pacific & Eastern Railway.

    "Bad Day at Black Rock" and "Jubal" are very underrated westerns.

    He was also in "Demetrius and the Gladiators" and "Ice station Zebra".

    "The Wild Bunch" is probably the movie I will remember him best in.

    He's been very active despite his age. He just finished "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez" this spring. And while kids may not know who he is, he was the voice of "Mermaid Man" in the "Spongebob Squarepants" cartoon series for over a decade. In fact, if you look at a list of his work, he was more active in his later years. This was a man who truly enjoyed what he was doing.

    He also almost never swore in his work. He felt he didn't need to. The only time I can recall was when he said "hell" in The Dirty Dozen. Today all you hear is profanity, as if it's the key to great acting.
  8. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2009
    Lets not forget "THE WILD BUNCH". He will be missed.
  9. quartering

    quartering Active Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    the poseidon adventure, 1972. you guys kill me. reportedly, ethel merman divorced him because more people recognized him, when they were out in public, than they did her
  10. StonewallRacing

    StonewallRacing Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2008
    I will remember his as the "Chief Parade Clown" in the Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee for over 30 years.


    Rest in peace... SW
  11. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Here you can find his bio and credits. May he Rest In Peace.
  12. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    China Corsair, 1951

    The Whistle at Eaton Falls, 1951

    The Mob, 1951

    The Stranger Wore a Gun, 1953

    From Here to Eternity, 1953

    Johnny Guitar, 1954

    Demetrius and the Gladiators, 1954

    The Bounty Hunter, 1954

    Vera Cruz, 1954

    Bad Day at Black Rock, 1955

    Marty, 1955

    Run for Cover, 1955

    Violet Saturday, 1955

    The Last Command, 1955

    The Square Jungle, 1956

    Jubal, 1956

    The Catered Affair, 1956

    The Best Things in Life Are Free, 1956

    Three Brave Men, 1957

    The Vikings, 1958

    The Badlanders, 1958

    Torpedo Run, 1958

    The Rabbit Trap, 1959

    Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, 1959

    Man on a String, 1960

    Pay or Die, 1960

    Go Naked in the World, 1961

    Barabbas, 1961

    McHale's Navy, 1964

    The Flight of the Phoenix, 1965

    The Oscar, 1966

    The Dirty Dozen, 1967

    Chuka, 1967

    The Legend of Lylah Clare, 1968

    The Split, 1968

    Ice Station Zebra, 1968

    The Wild Bunch, 1969

    A Bullet for Sandoval, 1970

    The Adventurers, 1970

    Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came, 1970

    Willard, 1971

    Bunny O'Hare, 1971

    Rain for a Dusty Summer, 1971

    Hannie Caulder, 1971

    The Poseidon Adventure, 1972

    The Neptune Factor, 1973

    Emperor of the North Pole, 1973

    Law and Disorder, 1974

    Sunday in the Country, 1975

    The Devil's Rain, 1975

    Hustle, 1975

    Won Ton Ton — The Dog That Saved Hollywood (cameo), 1976

    The Greatest, 1977

    The Prince and the Pauper, 1977

    Convoy, 1978

    Ravagers, 1979

    The Double McGuffin, 1979

    The Black Hole, 1979

    When Time Ran Out, 1980,

    Escape From New York, 1981

    High Risk, 1981

    Deadly Blessing, 1981

    Young Warriors, 1983

    Spike of Bensonhurst, 1988

    Turnaround, Laser Mission, 1989

    Any Man's Death, 1990

    Moving Target, 1990

    Mistress, 1992

    All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, 1996 (voice)

    McHale's Navy, 1997

    Gattaca, 1997

    BASEketball, 1998

    Abilene, 1999

    Castlerock, 2000

    The Long Ride Home, 2003
  13. acorange

    acorange Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    S.E. Iowa
    Thanks for posting the pic from the M-12 book.
    Now I don't have to go downstairs to find it.

    What a guy.
    Have heard several radio talk show interviews the last few years and he seemed like quite a guy.
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