Ernest Borgnine Dies At 95
The Oscar-winning legendary actor Ernest Borgnine, who is best known for his starring role in 1955's Marty, for which he won an Academy Award, and the sadistic Sgt. "Fatso" Judson in 1953's From Here to Eternity, died on Sunday of reported kidney failure at the age of 95. He was receiving care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A.
Borgnine, who had been acting since 1951, had more than 200 movie and television credits in his repertoire, reports USA Today. "I was a character actor," Borgnine, who was most famous for playing the self-described "fat ugly man" Marty, once said of his career. "Do I look like a good-looking man? No," he said. "But, see, I keep working when the rest of the boys are retired."
Celebs reacted yesterday on Twitter to Borgnine's death. "God bless Ernest Borgnine. An amazingly strong spirit," wrote Gary Sinise, while Jenny McCarthy referred to her role as Borgnine's wife in 1998's BASEketball. "RIP to my movie husband Ernest Borgnine. #BASEketball," McCarthy wrote.
In addition to his iconic roles as Marty and Fatso, Borgnine is best known for his roles in Bad Day at Black Rock, Barabbas, The Dirty Dozen, The Wild Bunch and The Poseidon Adventure, as well as his television stint on McHale's Navy. As recently as 2010 he appeared with Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman in the action film, RED.
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