January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012
Ernest Borgnine died today at the age of 95. He was best known for his roles as Lt. Com. Quinton McHale of TV's McHale's Navy, for which he was nominated for an Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series Emmy in 1963, and for 1955's Marty, where he played the title role of a lonely Italian-American butcher, and for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor. A versatile actor, Borgnine was also known for his more villainous roles, such as the role of Coley Trimble in Bad Day at Black Rock, the sadistic Sgt. 'Fatso' Judson in From Here to Eternity, and as Dutch Engstrom in Peckinpah's iconic The Wild Bunch. He is survived by his wife Tova Traesnaes, four children, and his impressive six decades of work. Rest in Peace, Ernie.