Mostly Credited As: Ernest Borgnine
Birth Name: Ermes Effron Borgnino
Date Of Birth: January 24, 1917 (Age 95)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Hamden, Connecticut
Date Of Death: July 08, 2012
Cause Of Death: Renal Failure
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Ernest Borgnine was one of the most widely recognized and respected character actor of all time. With a career spanning over six decades, Borgnine appeared on both stage, film and television. In 1955, Borgnine took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Marty, was nominated for several Emmys, and in 2011, took home a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild.
Raised by Italian immigrants in Connecticut, Borgnine didn't show any interest in acting until after he served for the U.S. Navy in World War II, after his mother suggested he had the right personality for the stage. After he moved to Hollywood in 1951, he received his big break in the hit From Here to Eternity, which won 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The rest was history.