Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The 100th Birthday of Ernest Borgnine

It was 100 years ago today that Ernest Borgnine was born in Hamden, Connecticut. He had a very long and prolific career. He was also extremely versatile. He was Marty Piletti in the film Marty (1955). He as Ragnar in The Vikings (1958). He was Lt. Commander Quinton McHale on the TV series McHale's Navy. And he was Major General Worden in The Dirty Dozen (1967). Mr. Borgnine appeared in a wide variety of films as well, everything from dramas to action movies to Biblical epics to comedies. He also never stopped working. He was still working when he died at the age of 95!

Ernest Borgnine died only a few years ago, and you can read my eulogy for him here. In tribute to him on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, I'll then leave you with a few pictures from his long career.

Ernest Borgnine as Staff Sergeant James R. "Fatso" Judson in From Here to Eternity
Ernest Borgnine as Marty
Ernest Borgnine as Lt. Commander McHale from the TV show McHale's Navy
Ernest Borgnine with a Popsicle in a behind the scenes shot from The Wild Bunch
Gene Hackman and Ernest Borgnine in The Poseidon Adventure
Ernest Borgnine as Harry Booth in The Black Hole
Ernest Borgnine as the cabbie in Escape from New York
Ernest Borgnine as Henry the Records Keeper in Red

1 comment:

Eva said...

I believe the only movie I've seen Ernest Borgnine in is The Vikings, but he does such a fine job in that as Ragnar. Such a great actor!