Monday, July 9, 2012

Ernest Borgnine, Dead at 95

Maybe I shouldn't get my gappped-teeth
fixed after all. Image from source.
Ernest Borgnine was my hero. Not only was he a great actor, he was a fellow photogenically-challenged man, who really made it, in a profession where that shouldn't have been possible. Borgnine was often a punchline when it came to his brutish looks. But there was a kindness there, in every image I've ever seen of him. And he was adept at comedy and drama, completely believable in any role. At 95, one can't really say he had an untimely death, or that he "left us too soon." But he was one of those guys who--like Andy Griffith before him--seemed like he'd be around forever. RIP, Mr. Borgnine.


Arts & Entertainment Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies

Ernest Borgnine, who delivered an Academy Award-winning performance as the lonely Bronx butcher looking for love in the 1955 drama "Marty" and displayed his comic side in the 1960s as the star of the popular TV sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. He was 95. . .

Read more at: Chicago Tribune

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